James E. Merklin

CPA/CFF, CFE, CGMA, MAcc

Office

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.

Certifications

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

Specializations

Awards and Accolades

Education

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities – Current

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities – Past

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  • Consistency
  • Responsibility

Five Week Extension to PPP Loan Applications

Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing an extension for companies to apply for PPP loans. This program, which ended on June 30th, will now be extended to August 8th, when the President signs. Read More >>

SBA Issues Revised “Borrower-Friendly” Forgiveness Applications

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued revised forgiveness applications for loans issued through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). According to the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the revisions are “borrower-friendly” and implements the PPP Flexibility Act of. Read More >>

FASB Grants One-Year Delay on Revenue Recognition, Lease Standards Implementation

In response to COVID-19, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that allows for a one-year effective date deferral for certain private companies and nonprofits that haven’t yet adopted the revenue recognition and. Read More >>

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