Rea & Associates, a regional accounting and business consulting firm, has welcomed Brandon Coates, CPA, principal, to its growing Cleveland office. In this role, Coates will direct, train, support and manage multiple engagement teams, as well as consult with and guide clients through complex transactions.
Coates earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University and went on to earn his CPA. Over the course of his career, he has been active in numerous professional organizations including the American Institute of CPAs, the Ohio Society of CPAs, and the Construction Financial Management Association. Prior to joining Rea, he served as a director at Cohen & Company in Cleveland.
“Brandon comes to us with a wealth of construction accounting knowledge and will lead these types of engagements for the firm’s Northeast Ohio region. We look to utilize Brandon’s talents to help us build our industry expertise and client base in that area,” said Rick Lash, CPA, regional president of Rea’s Northeast Ohio region. “We’re excited to welcome him to our team here in Cleveland. With the addition of Brandon, our team is poised to help our clients achieve even greater success for years to come.”