Sarah Sparks

Client Service Specialist
Dublin, OH
Resident of Reynoldsburg, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2018
  • Sarah is the State & Local Taxes (SALT) administrative support, plus she handles tax and legal research and various other client projects

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

Nexus studies

Risk assessments

State registrations

Tax notice resolution

Voluntary disclosure agreements

Taxability determinations

Accounts Payable

Local Taxes

QuickBooks

Accounts Receivable

Legal Research

How we know she knows what she's doing:

She earned an associate of arts and an associate of applied science in paralegal studies from Columbus State Community College

She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in legal studies from the University of Cincinnati

She started her career in the accounting industry in 2009

She has previously worked at Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, MedVet Columbus and Installed Building Products

Furthering her professional development, Sarah is involved with:

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations
  • Paralegal Association of Central Ohio

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

Going on cave tours

Playing video games

How she’s helped clients meet their business needs:

  • 1) When a client was short-staffed in their accounting department, she went out to help search for and retrieve documents they needed for their audit.
  • 2) Sarah assisted a client in automating their accounts payable process by training their staff on how to have date stamps automatically printed on their invoices instead of using an ink stamper.
  • 3) When a client was upgrading their accounting software, Sarah aided in creating new report templates and training staff in the new software.

Inside The Mind Of …

  • What does “A Brighter Way” means to you? Being smart and effective in achieving what you set out to do, whether it be “Wildly Important Goals” or just everyday tasks.
  • Why do you choose to work at Rea? I’m working in a role that I’ve always wanted to be in, one that meshes my accounting background together with my legal studies education.
  • What is your most memorable moment at Rea? The willingness of everyone to lend a helping hand not just on my first day, but continuously.
  • What do you consider is your “brightest” quality? Determination

Just For Fun:

  • What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A supreme court justice
  • What was your first job? An accounts payable clerk
  • What profession would you choose if you didn’t go into accounting? Law
Curiosity will never kill my cat! If I have questions, I won’t stop digging until I’m satisfied with the answer I’ve found. I’m also very detail-oriented, and I believe organization is the key to success.