Raymond Onderisin

CPA
Principal
Mentor, OH
Resident of Concord Township, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2017
  • Raymond handles various tax and consulting engagements for clients in our Mentor office.

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

  • Construction
  • Real estate
  • Litigation Support
  • Recruiting
  • Business development

How he’s helped clients meet their business needs:

  • A prospective client was running into obstacles while attempting to obtain bank financing and Raymond suggested a restructuring of some of their entities to create a brighter picture of their financial position that was previously shown under a more confusing structure.
  • Another client had some personnel and functional issues in their accounting department based on overlapping and contradicting responsibilities, Raymond was able to guide them to a more efficient and productive department by rearranging some responsibilities and eliminating some inefficiencies.
  • An aging client had a time consuming and emotionally draining investment in a multi unit apartment complex that he felt he couldn’t sell because there would have been a huge tax. Raymond and his team found another investment that he could own that was not as stressful and completed a tax free exchange of the properties so his result was deferred tax and less problems.

How we know he knows what he’s doing:

  • He attended Heidelberg University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • He has over 25 years of experience in the accounting industry

Furthering his professional development, Raymond is involved with:

  • The Ohio Society of CPAs
  • The American Institute of CPAs
  • Lakeland Community College (member)
  • Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce (member)

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

  • Playing softball
  • Attending sporting events
  • Coaching youth sports

Inside The Mind Of …

  • What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you?
    Our “brighter” way is not only smart, but it is also clever, creative, practical and innovative
  • Describe your work style.
    Hands on, punctual, efficient, and complete.
  • What’s your favorite aspect of your job?
    Helping clients achieve their goals
  • What do you consider is your “brightest” quality?
    My values

Just For Fun:

  • What profession would you choose if you didn’t go into accounting?
    Education (college professor)
  • What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up?
    A pro bowler
  • What was your first job?
    Dough maker at Master Pizza
I am a diligent, respectful, trusted professional with over half my lifetime invested in learning the aspects and nuances of the CPA profession.