About Us

Pease, CPAs is a rapidly growing mid-sized accounting firm serving an expanding nationwide client base. Now with multiple offices and over 100 employees, our priority is to provide the same exceptional quality of client support that has built our reputation in a crowded CPA marketplace.

Our diverse clientele engages us for specialized expert assistance in Accounting Advisory, Audit & Assurance, Business Consulting, Buy-Side Advisory, Employee Benefit Plans, Estate Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Tax Compliance & Consulting. Our services cover a variety of industries including: Construction, Distribution, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Motion Picture, Nonprofit, Real Estate, and Service.

Even as Pease, CPAs has flourished, we stay laser-focused on core CPA service excellence. Firm founder Joe Pease established our client-centric foundation in 1999, gathering a group of like-minded accounting experts on a simple yet powerful premise: focus the practice on tax, accounting, and business consulting services, with nothing but the best possible delivery system. As an entrepreneur himself in the Certified Public Accounting space, Joe understood the critical importance of anticipating client needs no matter the industry.

“We had a good business strategy and great people to execute it,” says Joe. “We learned to get back to basics with loyal clients who believe in us. It was about coming out of the box with a tremendous family culture that became part of our DNA.”

In 2017, Akron-based Levin Swedler Kennedy merged its practice with Pease, CPAs, increasing our regional footprint and allowing us to deliver additional creative solutions with a wider array of services and expertise. Upon our 20th anniversary in 2019, we announced the appointment of Tax Advisory Services partner Kuno Bell as managing partner. Kuno succeeds Joe, who remains with the firm as a member of the executive board. As part of the leadership shift, Joe’s son David Pease was named COO, and will continue his role as managing director of Pease Acquisition Advisors, our buy-side M&A advisory practice.

Focusing on happy clients delivers results: Pease, CPAs is honored to be named by Inside Public Accounting  as one of the “Best of the Best CPA Firms” for 2019, while earning “Top 300 Firms” recognition from the organization every year since 2015. For the past 11 years, Pease, CPAs has also been recognized by NorthCoast 99 as one of the best workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio.

1999
2009
2015
2017
2019
July 2019
September 2019
January 2020
Pease, CPAs was founded
First time named by NorthCoast 99 as a top workplace for top talent in Northeast Ohio – now an 11 year recipient
First time recognized by Inside Public Accounting as one of the "Top 300 Firms"
Merged with Akron based firm Levin Swedler Kennedy
20th Anniversary
Kuno Bell succeeds Joe Pease as Managing Partner
Recognized by Inside Public Accounting as "Best of the Best"
Pease, CPAs surpasses 100 employees
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