BMF Named a Best of the Best Firm by IPA

We are excited to announce that we have named to the 2020 Best of the Best Firms list by INSIDE Public Accounting, an award-winning newsletter for the accounting profession.

James B. Skakun



3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


About James

Industry & Service Expertise


James’ primary focus is on the growth and continued success of the firm’s clients by delivering tax compliance and planning and best practices to private equity firms, closely-held companies and family-owned businesses.

Working extensively with multi-state companies, S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, James is knowledgeable on intricate tax regulations and various compliance-related matters. He works with business owners in redemption, sale and liquidation planning, as well as supporting negotiations with private equity-backed firms by providing insight into potential tax exposure for target companies.

James also serves as a mentor to our young professionals. He exemplifies leadership by providing guidance and offering best practices, which contributes to the continued development of the firm through training the next generation of leaders in both technical and soft skills. James is a trailblazer for the next generation of leaders by incorporating the firm’s core values in all professional endeavors.


  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Partnership Taxation
  • S Corporation Taxation
  • Cost Segregation Studies
  • LIFO
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Accounting for Income Taxes (FAS 109)
  • Multi-State Taxation


  • Masters of Science in Accountancy, University of Notre Dame, cum laude
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Miami University

Professional and Civic Memberships

Awards and Accolades

  • 30 For the Future award recipient, Greater Akron Chamber/Young Professionals Network
  • Leadership Stark County Spotlight Program


  • Achiever
  • Competition
  • Learner
  • Analytical
  • Focus

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