Michaela McGinn CPA | Assurance Principal | Dublin CPA Firm | Rea CPA

Michaela McGinn

Principal, Director of Assurance Services
Dublin, OH
Resident of Columbus, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2010
  • As the director of assurance services, Michaela oversees a variety of initiatives. She also serves clients as an audit client service principal.

Topics or areas of expertise that Michaela can talk about (even in her sleep):

  • Project management
  • Substantive analytic review
  • Networking
  • Purchase accounting
  • Auditor judgment

How we know she knows what she's doing:

  • Michaela began her career in the accounting industry in 1986.
  • Prior to joining Rea in 2010 she worked for a national accounting firm where she provided audit and attestation services.
  • Michaela earned her bachelor's degree in accounting.
  • Recipient of The Chet Stocker Award for Service to the Profession (2021)

Furthering her professional development, Michaela is involved with:

  • The American Institute of CPAs
  • The Ohio Society of CPAs
  • St. Timothy Home and School (past president)
  • Leadership Columbus graduate

When she's not in the office, you can find her:

  • Doing something with her children, whether it is going to soccer games or helping them study.

Inside The Mind Of...

  • What does "A Brighter Way" mean to you? Embracing the Rea Way each and every day with everyone we come in contact with.
  • What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? Never stop learning
  • Why do you choose to work at Rea? I work with great people and Rea enables me to do what I enjoy and what I am good at.
  • What is your favorite aspect of your job? I love the teaching aspect of my job and helping others to grow and learn.

Just For Fun:

  • What makes you get out of bed every day? If I didn't, no one else would either and everybody would be late.
  • What was your first job? Babysitting
  • What profession would you choose if you didn't go into accounting? I would either be an attorney or a history professor.
As a mother and a Rea employee I am encouraged to never stop learning. I love that.