[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1446084894999{margin-top: -45px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1446078764596{margin-bottom: 40px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”History” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:35px|text_align:left|color:%23306095″ google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]PR Contact:                                                                                         For Immediate Release: 12/01/2017
Tina Moore
(216) 348.9600

Better Together. Levin Swedler Kennedy Merges with Pease & Associates, CPAs.

Cleveland, OH–Effective December 1, 2017 Levin Swedler Kennedy has merged their practice with Pease & Associates, CPAs. This combination of accounting firms means growing their talent to 80 certified public accountants and professional staff who will continue to provide industry-specific accounting, auditing, consulting, CFO, acquisition advisory, and tax services. The combined firm will be operating under the name of Pease & Associates, CPAs.

“Our newest partnership with Levin Swedler Kennedy is an exciting endeavor for us,” shares Joe Pease, Managing Partner. “Their firm has acquired expertise in a variety of industries while serving closely-held businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals over the course of over thirty years. They have built a very successful firm, one that shares our values and is focused on delivering highly personalized accounting services to their clients. Together, we will be able to expand the service offerings to our collective client bases while adding experience and the convenience of multiple locations in Cleveland, Akron, and Beachwood, Ohio.”

Levin Swedler Kennedy has enjoyed a professional relationship with Pease & Associates, CPAs for many years. The firm was founded in 1986 and now has 15 professionals who have enjoyed steady growth while complementing the needs of their clients. Gary Levin comments, “We are proud of the exceptional practice that our team has built in Akron and are so grateful to our loyal clients who have been instrumental in our continued success. The offer to join Pease & Associates, was very appealing, as it affords our clients and our professionals a larger geographic footprint while expanding our talent, resources, and industry offerings. We firmly believe that our cultures are in alignment and look forward to accelerating our growth strategies.”

For the past nine years Pease & Associates has been recognized as a Northcoast 99 recipient for the “Great Places to Work” category and over the years has developed a strong brand recognition in the Northeast Ohio region and beyond. The firm is also an active member of CPAmerica International accounting association, which is a network of exceptional accounting firms worldwide.

“Better Together” is the theme of this merger. The combined firm will deliver more creative solutions, with a wider array of services, added resources and expertise that are designed to enhance their clients’ success. The integrated team will build on the tradition of delivering excellent service with the client-centric culture that the market has come to know and trust.

To learn more please visit www.peasecpa.com






About Cleveland Accounting Firm Pease & Associates, CPAs

Joe Pease founded Pease & Associates, CPAs on a simple yet effective 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 industry, Joe has experienced many of the same tax and accounting issues as his clients. Understanding what a client needs now as well as down the road, a focus on core CPA service excellence and passion for happy clients are the foundation on which the accounting firm was built.

In 1999, Joe assembled a select group of accounting experts to join him in this new venture, with a goal of becoming one of the best local accounting firms in the area.  Pease & Associates, CPAs quickly established a reputation for its passionate commitment to clients and a keen understanding in the areas of tax, accounting, and business consulting.

Today, our accounting firm has more than 80 employees who pride themselves on proactively serving their clients. Together they lend their expertise to many companies in a variety of industries, including construction, real estate, distribution, manufacturing, healthcare, and not-for-profit industries.

Many of the partners and staff have been with Pease & Associates, CPAs since 1999, and we pride ourselves on the fact that as opposed to many accounting firms, ours enjoys a low turnover rate. This means that our associates become intimately familiar with each client. In turn, our clients appreciate that the Pease team that greets them the first time they walk in the door will be the same team to handle their accounting needs for years to come.

Pease & Associates, CPAs has been recognized by Goldline Research as one of the Most Dependable Accounting Professionals of the Central United States. The firm has received honors from North Coast 99 as one of the best workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio every year since 2009. In 2016 and 2015, Pease & Associates, CPAs received the prestigious Best of the Best CPA Firms award from Inside Public Accounting.

As a long-time member of CPAmerica International, Pease & Associates, CPAs is part of a network of more than 80 independent CPA firms across the country. Pease & Associates, CPAs is an active member in the organization and takes full advantage of the expanded knowledge and resource base to better serve our clients. Through its further connection with Horwath International, Pease & Associates, CPAs is connected with more than 10,000 professionals in over 100 countries around the world. This is yet another example of the outstanding delivery system for which Pease & Associates, CPAs is known.

Work with one of the best accounting firms in Ohio, and one you know you can always confidently depend on. Call us at 216.348.9600 to get started.


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