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Building A Future with Rea & Associates

Building Future Success with Rea & Associates in Mentor, Ohio
In Mentor, Ohio, Rea & Associates-Mentor location, a Top 100 CPA accounting and business consulting firm consulting firm that demonstrates a strong commitment to delivering high-quality products with integrity and compassion. When providing a range of professional services, including accounting, tax and auditing assistance, the services team at Rea & Associates implements individualized strategies to facilitate client prosperity. For 80 years, Rea & Associates has maintained honesty and integrity with regard to promoting client growth and profitability, and proudly celebrates the achievements of individual and business clients throughout the counties of  Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, and Sandusky.Rea & Associates Services: AccountingRea & Associates maximizes efficiency for business's accounting functions by developing improved methods and processes for staff, modernizing accounting software, outsourcing accounting functions, and presenting reliable information with services in:

  • Accounting system support and improvement
  • Financial management and consulting
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Forecasts and projections
  • Monthly, quarterly and year-end accounting
  • Payroll preparation
  • QuickBooks consultation, set-up, training and support

AuditRea & Associates provides expert audit and compliance services. The services team at Rea & Associates assists in all aspects of running, planning, and nurturing a business through its total life cycle, assessing the current financial position, planning for the future, and auditing the organization’s finances to promote transparency and integrity among all stakeholders while working to improve operations, efficiencies, and profitability. Trusted advisors work with start-ups, mature companies, not-for-profit organizations, and government entities while concentrating on issues that are essential to distinct organizations.Audit and Compliance Services: 

  • Fraud Deterrence
  • Internal Controls
  • Data Security
  • PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance 
  • IT Audit Consulting Services.

Client AdvisoryClient Advisory Services at Rea Associates are designed to adapt to every business. The firm’s team of accountants and advisors are prepared to guide valued clients to do more with less, specializing in customized accounting solutions to undertake challenges ranging from accounts receivable, payroll, streamlining inventory, technology and data solutions.Human Resources ConsultingRea & Associates has 26 years of experience in managing a business’s most valuable asset: the employee. Educating businesses on recruitment, hiring, and compliance is a passion for Rea & Associates’ HR Consulting team. Their engagement with the Ohio Society for Human Resources Board of Directors provides pertinent and up-to-date information to clients. HR consulting services implement programs to support people while ensuring compliance with current legislation through talent acquisition, growth strategies, and HR compliance. The HR professionals at Rea & Associates establish a customized, strategic, and flexible program that supports recruiting efforts, job postings, interviewing skills, and HR regulation compliance.Rea Consulting Group
Affordable Care Act Consulting: ACA specialists manage regulation and maintain compliance.

  • IT Security (Protecting Data, Protecting Business): Specialized and certified IT audit professionals analyze and report on data breaches, ransomware attacks, and business email compromises. 
  • Fraud Consulting: Team of certified fraud examiners identifies business fraud.

Retirement Plan ServicesThe CEFEX certified Retirement Plan Services team at Rea & Associates consists of plan design experts who will tailor a company’s retirement plan to meet their unique needs.Through recordkeeping and third-party administration (TPA) support, plan design, and management assistance the smart retirement plan at Rea & Associates is designed to reach its potential and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Retirement Plan Services:

  • Annual testing and review
  • Annual data collection
  • Preparation of Annual 5500
  • Summary Annual Report
  • Minimum distribution notices
  • Administrative telephone support
  • Asset reconciliation
  • Participant distribution processing and vesting
  • Draft of the plan document, SPD and amendments for review by legal counsel
  • Plan contribution calculation
  • ERISA compliance

State and Local Tax ServicesRea & Associates established a team of state and local tax (SALT) experts to stay up-to-date on the laws and regulations for all business owners. Thanks to the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, the SALT team is busier than ever. Rea & Associates is dedicated to implementing extensive internal and external educational programs to present maximum client satisfaction on all state and local tax-related details. Let Rea & Associates minimize the impact state and local tax law has on the business's bottom line with comprehensive SALT services.State and Local Tax Services:

  • Nexus studies
  • Voluntary disclosure agreement services
  • Registration with state and local tax departments
  • Taxability determination
  • Tax return filing 
  • Technology consulting
  • Audit defense

Rea & Associates-Independence/Cleveland location serves a full menu of professional services that guide businesses in all aspects of running, planning, and nurturing their future. The firm’s team is committed to facilitating greater growth for its clients in all industries throughout Ohio and the United States. The Ohio CPA firm has a talented team of experts and professionals on staff who are committed to maintaining integrity, honesty, respect, growth and profitability for organizations throughout all Industries. Rea & Associates is proud to serve these industries:Construction and Real EstateThe professional Construction and Real Estate Audit Services team at Rea & Associates-Independence/Cleveland location builds relationships with local bankers, attorneys, and bonding agents in the local community to develop a solid financial reporting system designed to bring in more business and improve day-to-day efficiency of operations for general contracting, subcontracting, home building, electrical, HVAC, highway, and bridge construction.DentalRea & Associates-Independence/Cleveland location is Ohio's only member of the Institute of Dental CPAs (IDCPAs). As such, the firm is held to a higher standard and is uniquely equipped to provide best practices and up-to-date insight.Dental Services

  • Accounting For Dental Professionals
  • Dental Practice Valuations
  • Dental Tax Services
  • Financial Checkup for Dental Practice Owners
  • New Dentist Consultations / Buying A Dental Practice
  • Practice Planning Strategies For Dentists
  • Retirement Planning Strategies For Dentists

GovernmentFor more than 75 years, Rea & Associates has served government entities throughout the State of Ohio to establish and maintain strong policies, internal controls, and financial reporting practices for boards of education to city councils while executing sound financial practices for the good of the community.HealthcareThe team at Rea & Associates has the experience and expertise to create a robust and profitable health and wellness practice in all healthcare Industries with the following tools:

  • Year-end checkups
  • Compensation and bonus allocation design
  • Healthcare accounting
  • Practice valuation
  • Retirement plan design services medical professionals maintain profitability in their practice ownership careers. Tax strategy
  • Benchmarking data
  • Lean processes

ManufacturingManufacturing is the largest industry specialization at Rea & Associates. The firm’s manufacturing tax planning and preparation professionals are equipped to find solutions to a wide range of manufacturing issues, including:

  • Auditing, ERISA auditing, and reviews
  • Benchmarks and flash reporting
  • Business valuations
  • Cost segregation studies
  • Internal control structuring
  • Inventory control, purchasing models and costing
  • Lease transaction compliance
  • Monthly, quarterly and year-end accounting
  • Pension administration and fiduciary consulting
  • Research and development credit studies
  • Retirement plan design, consulting and audits
  • Special tax benefits from state and local governments
  • Tax provision work

Not-For-ProfitRea & Associates leads organizations in growth and prosperity with financial reporting tools to help Not-For-Profit businesses gain trust and integrity in the communities they serve. From sample policies, including a 990 preparation checklist, a not-for-profit policy checklist; to promoting financial integrity and transparency, the nonprofit team at Rea & Associates is an essential component of your advisory team. Oil and GasThe oil and gas professionals at Rea & Associates are passionate when it comes to delivering insight and expertise to landowners in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. They believe that landowners should always have the most current information at their fingertips when working with the big oil and gas companies and will work tirelessly to review oil and gas leases, surface use agreements and contracts, mineral rights, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) obligations, asset protection and more. Notably, for full protection and maximum results, the team’s Four Pillars Strategy for landowners is essential for each stage of a landowner’s wealth management strategy. Plain CommunityRea & Associates is proud to serve furniture manufacturers, food manufacturers and other businesses that make up Ohio’s Plain community, including the Amish and Mennonite population. Rea & Associates regularly assists those in the Plain community with resources such as:

  • Strategic planning
  • Succession planning
  • Lean Six Sigma consulting
  • QuickBooks consulting
  • Value enhancement scorecard

Veterinary PracticesAs a vital partner, the Veterinary Practice Services team at Rea & Associates promotes positive working relationships established in collaboration and open communication for a healthy veterinary practice that is profitable with their services.

  • Accounting For Vets
  • Retirement Plan Services
  • Tax Services For Veterinarians
  • Valuations For Veterinarians

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