Susan Kornatowski

CPA, JD
Manager
Cleveland, OH
Resident of North Royalton, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2017
  • Susan performs audits of private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans. She also provides compilation, review, and financial statement preparation services and prepares federal, state, and municipal tax returns for businesses and individuals.

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

  • Audits and reviews
  • General bookkeeping / accounting
  • Financial and estate planning
  • S Corporations
  • Payroll

How she’s helped clients meet their business needs:

  • On several occasions, Susan has responded on a client’s behalf to notices from various taxing agencies with positive outcomes for the client (i.e. waiver of penalties / interest)

How we know she knows what she’s doing:

  • She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Cleveland State University
  • She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • She joined Rea as part of the 2017 Walthall merger
  • 2018 Rea Way Award
  • Rea NextGen (class of 2019 graduate)

Furthering her professional development, Susan is involved with:

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law Alumni Association (board member)

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

  • Cheering on the Indians and Cavs
  • Attending baseball games around the country – She has seen 27 MLB parks and counting.
  • Spending time with her family and pets
  • Experimenting with digital photography

Inside The Mind Of

  • What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? Providing value-added services to clients and being the beacon that guides them to solutions for their financial needs
  • What’s your favorite aspect of your job? Building relationships with clients
  • Why do you choose to work at Rea? Office in the suburbs – avoid the rush hour commute to/from downtown
  • What is your most memorable moment at Rea? My first ever business trip to Arkansas for an audit

Just For Fun:

  • What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A teacher or a television repair person
  • What was your first job? Law clerk for a domestic relations law firm
  • What is the best restaurant you’ve ever eaten at? My all-time favorite restaurant is Zehnder’s in Frankenmuth, Michigan
I strive to be a hard-working, trustworthy, and efficient professional who clients can rely upon for their financial needs