Joel Podbere

Joel Podbere
BComm, CPA, CA

Partner, Audit & Advisory
Joel Podbere Professional Corporation

2 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 1100, Toronto, ON, M4T 2T5


Joel Podbere is a partner in Crowe Soberman’s Audit & Advisory Group. Joel has a reputation as a friendly, social and light-hearted professional among his clients in the real estate, manufacturing, wholesale & distribution, not-for-profits, investments and professional services industries. A detailed-oriented practitioner who is thorough, he prides himself in taking a systematic approach to serving clients and enjoys teaching complex accounting and business concepts to staff and clients in order to simplify for clarity.

“Right from the start, since joining Crowe Soberman as a senior staff accountant in 2005, I’ve had the opportunity to work with intelligent and motived professionals. Whether I am working with my colleagues in the office or with our clients, I am always learning.”

Joel is active in the community in the areas of health and education. He serves on the Board of Directors for Asthma Canada. The organization’s mission is to help Canadians with asthma lead healthy lives through education, advocacy and research. He is also committed to quality Jewish education, serving as Chair of the Audit Committee of the Anne & Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT).


  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm), McGill University

Professional Affiliations

  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario)

Community Involvement

  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Asthma Canada

What can clients expect you to deliver?

"Clients can expect me to look at their situation as a whole, I'm not interested in just doing their tax return and moving on. I'm interested in looking to make sure that the structure is appropriate for them, that they've got a company, that that company is working for them in the right way. If not we'll have suggestions to do things a little bit differently."