Scott Bechtel | Rea CPA

Scott Bechtel

Dublin, OH
Resident of Blacklick, Ohio
Rea Team Member Since 2020
  • At Rea, Scott oversees tax engagements and the related client relationships. He works with clients in industries including construction/real estate, manufacturing and service industries. He also works with the associates at Rea to develop them in all areas of their careers.

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

Construction industry - tax

Multi-state/city taxation

Leadership development

Tax planning - entity and individual

Succession/ownership transfer

How we know he knows what he's doing:

Scott earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Otterbein University

He has over 25 years of experience in the accounting industry

Before joining Rea, Scott worked at Winterset CPA Group, Schneider Downs and GBQ Partners

How he's helped clients meet their business needs:

Scott assisted a new client who owned multiple entities with the reconciliation of multiple inter-company transactions and restructuring the entities to be much more efficient from an operational and administrative standpoint. They were struggling to keep their internal books in order and through his assistance the client was able to simplify the reporting and know where things currently stood in their businesses.

A new client had been contacted by the State of Ohio regarding a significant CAT liability. Scott worked with the client to provide the supporting documentation for their CAT liability and was able to save them thousands of dollars and also get refunds from prior balances paid.

Furthering his professional development, Scott is involved with:

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Junior Achievement of Central Ohio (Member of the development committee)

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

Playing golf

Attending sporting events

Attending concerts


Spending time with his family

Inside The Mind Of...

What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? A culture that promotes seeking the best response to the tasks and challenges of the business world in order to add value for those involved.

What’s your favorite aspect of your job? Interacting with a variety of people - clients, associates, and business contacts.

Why do you choose to work at Rea? I spoke with multiple people within the firm and felt the culture was a good fit for me.

Describe your work style. Hard-working and committed to getting the job done.

Just For Fun:

What makes you get out of bed every day? The drive to succeed and provide for my family.

What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A professional athlete

What is the best restaurant you’ve ever eaten at? The Tap Room at Pebble Beach - I have been to better restaurants but loved the place and the thought of all of the famous people who have dined and enjoyed drinks there.

I work to build relationships with my clients so I can understand their business and provide tax services for both their business and personal side. I also work with them to assist with the challenges they may face.