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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  • Responsibility

SBA Modifies Paycheck Protection Program Guidelines

Late on April 2nd, the SBA released its playbook for issuance of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on the Federal Register in the form of an “Interim Final Rule.” This means that banks are now authorized to. Read More >>

Treasury Modifies SBA Loan Regulations

Under the coronavirus relief package, nearly $350 billion was allocated to the Small Business Paycheck Protection Program to help businesses with 500 or fewer employees with loans of up to $10 million. The loans will be forgiven if businesses. Read More >>

CARES Act Provisions and Business Loan Program Guidelines

After days of negotiations, Congress has passed the third phase of federal relief legislation in response to COVID-19, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This bill will provide $2 trillion in economic aid to individuals. Read More >>

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