Nathan Esselburn – Rea CPA

Nathan Esselburn

Dublin, OH
Resident of Columbus, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2011
  • At Rea, Nathan works on audits and reviews for a wide range of clients, including not-for-profit organizations, construction companies, pension plans and school districts.

Topics or areas of expertise that Nathan can talk about (even in his sleep):

  • Requirements for single audits
  • Allowable cost provisions for federally qualified health centers
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Navigating the new federal audit clearinghouse website
  • Compliance for pension audits

How we know he knows what he's doing:

  • He holds a bachelor's degree with a double major in accounting and finance from Texas A & M University
  • He has over 8 years of experience in the accounting industry
  • He serves as the treasurer for Knights of Columbus Council 11311

Furthering his professional development, Nathan is involved with:

  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • 2018 Leadership Dublin Program Graduate

When he's not in the office, you can find him:

  • Serving with his parish community
  • Spending time with his wife
  • Playing softball or trying to golf

Inside The Mind Of...

  • What does "A Brighter Way" mean to you? It means constantly seeking to improve and not being satisfied with good enough.
  • What's your favorite aspect of your job? Having the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients
  • What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? Fail forward. Everyone will make mistakes, but they aren't a total failure if you can learn and grow from them.
  • What is your most memorable moment at Rea? Passing the CPA exam.

Just For Fun:

  • What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A teacher
  • What profession would you choose if you didn't go into accounting? After college, I looked very seriously at seminary and was discerning a vocation as a military chaplain.
  • What was your first job? I started working on the family farm when I was young.
I am a CPA who enjoys working to help clients, especially in the NFP and single audit segments.