Mark Van Benschoten Leaves Public Accounting For Private Sector

Mark Van Benschoten | Leaves Public Accounting | Ohio CPA Firm
Mark Van Benschoten has chosen to leave his career in public accounting to accept the chief financial officer position with longtime client, Roush Honda.

Dublin, Ohio – Rea & Associates, a regional accounting and business consulting firm, announces that Mark Van Benschoten, CPA, CGMA, has left his career in public accounting to accept the chief financial officer position with longtime client, Roush Honda. Van Benschoten has been a member of the Rea team since 2007, where he served as the principal and director of not-for-profit services. He began his public accounting career in 1984.

“Mark has been an asset to the firm, the not-for-profit community and the accounting profession and we hope he finds tremendous success in the next phase of his career with Roush Honda,” said Lee Beall, CPA, Rea’s CEO. “Sure it can be disappointing when someone leaves the firm, but when they leave to work for a client we actually take it as a compliment because it lets us know that our clients really enjoy working with our people. So, while we are sad to see Mark leave, we look forward to working with him again in this new capacity.”

Considered a thought leader on topics such as revenue recognition, financial statement analysis, budgeting and planning, unrelated business income tax (UBIT) and ESOPs, Van Benschoten has been asked to share his expertise and experience with a variety of state and national organizations, including the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE), the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (OANO), the Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA), National Groundwater Association, Ohio Association of Community Health Centers and the Ohio State Bar Association. He was also a member of the American Institute of CPAs, OSCPA (past chairman) and OANO (board member). Van Benschoten also served as host of unsuitable on Rea Radio, the firm’s weekly award-winning podcast, from October 2015 until September 2016. In 2015, Van Benschoten was awarded the Chet Stocker Award for Service to the Profession. He lives in Upper Arlington with his family.