Steve joined Gary D. Levin, CPA Inc. in 1988, which later became Levin Swedler Kennedy, CPAs. The firm merged with Pease & Associates in December 2017. He currently serves as partner within Pease & Associates’ Akron office.
Steve began his career in 1975 in the Tax Department of one of the “Big Five” accounting firms. From 1978 to 1988, Steve worked in the Tax Department of a major department store where he rose to Director of Federal Income Tax. In addition to income tax, Steve was actively involved with sales/use tax, property tax, real estate tax, and employment taxes covering all the jurisdictions the department store operated.
Steve is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), and University of Akron School of Accountancy Advisory Board.
He is a 2017 recipient of the “Outstanding Professional Award” from the George W Daverio School of Accountancy.
Steve is a member of the Children’s Hope Roundtable Committee of Akron Children’s Hospital, former president and board member of Temple Israel in Akron, former board member of Jewish Federation of Akron, and has served on the boards and committees of other various organizations within the Akron area.
Steve attended The University of Akron and graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Steve became a certified public accountant in 1977.