Topics or areas of expertise that Rachel can talk about (even in her sleep):
How we know she knows what she's doing:
Rachel received her bachelor's in science and masters of administration from Ashland University
She help a variety of internships with School Specialty, Cedar Point, Whitcomb & Hess, and the Auditor of State
She joined Rea in 2019 as an intern
How she's helped clients meet their business needs:
During her internship with Rea, she was able to help a client by presenting the financial statements without the pension and other post-employment benefits to better show the actual net position for the board.
When she's not in the office, you can find her:
Knitting while watching a movie or TV show
Hanging out with her parent’s Rottweiler puppy
Spending time with friends and family
Inside The Mind Of...
What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? To me “A Brighter Way” is the additional steps that will benefit the client beyond the contract, the additional training for a certification or specialization, or utilizing software to improve efficiency. These three things shows the client that we are looking out for them and are doing everything we can to make their accounting needs something to not worry about. Having training, also, gives the employees the empowerment to do more to benefit the client and grow professionally. The result of these things is a brighter future for our clients and our firm.
Why do you choose to work at Rea? Because of the people I work with and the overall encouragement to grow as a professional. It was a big deciding factor for me because it is important to work for a company that cares about you as much as the clients. The flexibility of when and where I work fits with my lifestyle, since I can work early in the morning and late at night.
What’s your favorite aspect of your job? The traveling. I enjoy going out into the field with a change of scenery every day and the ability to connect on a more personal level with the client than from my desk in the office.
What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? I don’t know if there is one line that best describes me. There are two that I would say best describes me: “Work hard.” and “Listen intently.” I grew up on a farm, so working hard is in my blood. I’m used to working from sun up or sun down with the mindset of doing it right the first time. I’m a great listener and I have been able to listen to the client about their personal life and the next time I was there I was able to ask about it and build the relationship.
Just For Fun:
What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? When I was 10, I wanted to be an office secretary.
What was your first job? My first job was working for a local paper. I worked in the Sports Department typing in the box scores from the all the sporting events.
What is one trait you possess that you inherited from your mother or father? A trait I get my father is working through lunch. If we are busy enough we will forget what time it is and end up not eating lunch.