Joel M. Ungar, CPA

A lifelong Detroit area resident, Joel joined Pease, CPAs in 2021. Since earning his degree in 1984, he has spent most of his career in public accounting. He has audited scores of private and publicly-held companies in diverse industries. In recent years, he has concentrated on audits of entities with HUD-insured mortgages, employee benefit plans, nonprofit organizations, and franchisors.


Joel is a part of our HUD audit group. He primarily services entities that own nursing home facilities with HUD-insured mortgages under Section 232. In addition, he serves apartment complexes with HUD-insured mortgages. He also works on various projects in our healthcare group, assisting on projections and certifications.


Joel has been involved with various professional organizations throughout his career. His current passion is as a volunteer fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Michigan. Each July he rides in the Wish A Mile, a three-day 300+ mile bicycle tour through Michigan’s lower peninsula that raises funds to grant wishes of Michigan children facing life-threatening conditions.


Joel earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan with distinction. He is a Michigan Certified Public Accountant.

Joel and his wife have two adult children. Joel roots for all Detroit sports teams and spends most of the warmer months riding his bike.

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