Nicole Ratliff

Millersburg, OH
Resident of Ashland, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2021
  • At Rea, Nicole audits governmental entities such as schools and cities, she completes sampling, work papers, and testings to make sure everything is as it should be within the organization.

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

Internal audits

External audit

Accounts payable

Accounts receivable

How we know she knows what she's doing:

Nicole earned her bachelor's and master's degrees with a specialization in accounting from Ashland University.

Before joining Rea, Nicole was a corporate accounting intern for Gorman-Rupp Pumps in Mansfield, Ohio. She worked with the corporate controllers and internal auditors and helped audit multiple locations, while also helping prepare financial statements.

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

At car shows, drag racing, caring for chickens, selling jewelry and napping.

Inside The Mind Of...

What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? Value yourself, your clients, and your work like you would anything else in your life. Working at Rea provides an opportunity to flip the script on "typical" accounting and audit positions, and bring a sense of community to those we are around and employ us.

Why do you choose to work at Rea? I wanted to be at a firm with an exceptional culture, that was also highly professional. Rea is renowned for both.

What do you consider is your “brightest” quality? My ambition is my brightest quality. Not only am I ambitious in my own career, but I transfer that ambition to those around me, as I love to see others succeed.

What “bright idea” do you find yourself sharing over and over? Positive thinking brings positive outcomes, to be successful you must think of yourself as successful first.

Just For Fun:

What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A marine biologist

What is one trait you possess that you inherited from your mother or father? Independence from my mother.

What is your most prized possession? My car!

I am driven to succeed and advance while keeping in mind the best interest of the client and the firm. I respect anyone I may encounter and believe you can never stop learning.