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Pease Bell 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 Bell 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 Bell 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 Bell 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 Bell CPAs has also been recognized by NorthCoast 99 as one of the best workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio

Top Workplace in cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer
INSIDE public accounting : Top 200 FIRMS 2023
CPAmerica Member - Crowe Global
North Coast 99 - 2023
INSIDE public accounting : Best of the best FIRMS 2023


Pease Bell 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

July 2019

Kuno Bell succeeds Joe Pease as Managing Partner

September 2019

Pease Bell CPAs was founded

January 2020

Pease Bell CPAs surpasses 100 employees

  • Akron
  • 3501 Embassy Pkwy, #200
  • Akron, OH 44333
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  • Phone - 330.666.4199
  • Cleveland
  • 1111 Superior Ave E, Suite 2500
  • Cleveland, OH 44114
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  • New Jersey
  • 411 Boulevard Of The Americas Suite 503
  • Lakewood, NJ 0870
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