Sharon Cole

Senior Manager
Lima, OH
Resident of Lima, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2014
  • At Rea, Sharon is responsible for managing audits, reviews and compilations.

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

  • Audits
  • GAAP
  • Not-for-profit organizations

How we know she knows what she's doing:

  • Sharon began her career in the accounting industry in 1984.
  • Prior to joining the Rea team in 2014, Sharon worked for Aronowitz, Chaiken & Hardesty in Cincinnati before working at M.A. Hoops & Associates for 25 years.
  • Sharon earned her bachelor's degree in business from Wright State University. She is currently working on her master's degree in theology from Loyola University of New Orleans.
  • She has given presentations to Magnificat, Exchange Club and Sertoma.

Furthering her professional development, Sharon is involved with:

  • The American Institute of CPAs
  • The Ohio Society of CPAs

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

  • Participating in a prison ministry
  • Studying for theology classes
  • Cross-stitching

Sharon is involved in her community:

  • Magnificat
  • Exchange Club
  • Sertoma
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society (treasurer)
  • St. Gerard Parish (leader of the RCIA program)
  • Kairos Prison Ministry of Ohio (secretary)

Just For Fun:

  • What profession would you choose if you didn't go into accounting? Physical therapy.
  • What makes you get out of bed every day? God.
  • What is one trait you possess that you inherited from your mother of father? Being good at organizing for trips and packing.

Inside The Mind Of...

  • What does "A Brighter Way" mean to you? Serving our community with expertise, sincerity and compassion.
  • Why do you choose to work at Rea? Great people with great personalities and expertise.
  • What's your favorite aspect of your job? Reviewing other people's work to make sure it's perfect.
  • What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? Fail forward. & Choose to be positive, every day.
I'm intelligent, concerned about the details, a good listener and a dedicated employee. I am honest, thorough and accurate.