Professionals & Consultants

Rex Collins, CPA, CVA

6603 Summit Drive Canfield, OH 44406
(330) 758-8613 Fax: (330) 758-0357

Rex Collins, CPA, CVA

Principal | Youngstown, Ohio

Rex is a Principal of HBK CPAs & Consultants and directs the firm’s Dealership Group. He has worked extensively in the dealership industry since 1984 as a department manager, a general manager and an owner, as well as providing tax, accounting and operational consulting services exclusively to dealers as an independent CPA. This experience includes working closely with hundreds of dealers from coast-to-coast since 1987 on creative tax planning and financial statements issues. He provides clients with a wide range of transaction work services, and consults for them in specialty areas such as operations, government regulatory compliance, valuations and M&A feasibility studies. Rex is active in many professional associations. He is the current Chairman of the BDO Dealership Industry Group, contributes articles and commentary to dealership industry publications, is frequently called upon to speak to industry associations and conferences, provides expert testimony, and is regularly quoted by industry and the general media.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis
  • Associate of Science in Computer Technology from the University of Indianapolis

Professional/Civic Associations

  • Chairman, BDO Dealership Industry Group
  • Member, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • Member, Indiana CPA Society
  • Past President, CPA Auto Dealer Consultants Association
  • Past Member, AICPA Steering Committee – Annual National Auto Dealership Conference
  • Past Member, American Board of Forensic Accounting
  • Past Member, American College of Forensic Examiners American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Past Member, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Past Member, Indiana CPA Society – Government Relations Committee
  • Past Member, International Board of Certified Financial Planners