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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 E. Merklin

CPA/CFF, CFE, CGMA, MAcc

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3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


330.255.2448
330.762.3108

About James

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Jim Merklin serves middle-market and high-growth clients in a variety of industries. He has extensive experience in employee benefit plans, business planning, financial forecasting, attestation services, fraud/forensic investigations, feasibility studies, cash flow analyses, due diligence on business acquisitions, profitability studies and internal control operations reviews. Jim was with Ernst & Whinney from 1986 to 1989 and with Hausser & Taylor from 1989 until he joined Bober Markey Fedorovich in 1997. He was elected a partner in 2003.

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  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

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