Nicholas Jurkiw

Cleveland, OH
Resident of North Royalton, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2017
  • At Rea, Nicholas facilitates assurance engagements such as financial audits, reviews, and compilations for for-profit and not-for-profit entities. He also helps with benefit plan audits.

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

  • Employee benefit plans
  • Form 5500 filings with DOL
  • Fraud
  • Excel
  • Internal control risk assessment

How he’s helped clients meet their business needs:

  • Assisting with the filing of form 5500’s for clients who were late
  • He also helped a client with calculating wages owed to a terminated employee
  • Discovered a few instances for participants with a 401(k) who did not had contributions withheld for their retirement plans when bonuses were received.

How we know he knows what he’s doing:

  • He holds a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame
  • He received his MAcc from Cleveland State University
  • He joined Rea in 2017 as part of the Walthall CPA merger

Furthering his professional development, Nicholas is involved with:

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Ohio Society of CPAs

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

  • Watching television
  • Volunteering at the Cuyahoga Public Library tutoring children after school

Inside The Mind Of…

  • What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? To paraphrase Occam’s razor: Clarity and efficiency in processes such that “when faced with two explanations/modes of operation, the simpler is usually the better.”
  • What’s your favorite aspect of your job? Satisfaction of doing a job correctly for the benefit of the client.
  • Describe your work style. Team player who likes to engage in dialogue with other team members to arrive at the best solution on engagements.
  • What do you consider is your “brightest” quality? Personable

Just For Fun:

  • What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? Guitarist for the Rolling Stones
  • What was your first job? Prepared foods employee at Giant Eagle
  • What is the best restaurant you’ve ever eaten at? 1789 in Georgetown
Conscientious accountant who cares about the work he does for clients