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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.

Certifications

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

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Awards and Accolades

Education

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities – Current

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities – Past

FASB Proposes Delay on 4 Major Accounting Changes

What’s Going On The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) recently voted on a proposal to delay the effective dates for four significant standards related to accounting for leases, credit losses, derivatives and hedging, and long-duration insurance contracts. The proposal. Read More >>

Employee Benefit Plan Seminar Takeaways: Audit & Accounting, Tax, Tech and Legal

Changes on the Horizon: Accounting Standards & Audit Update SOC reports provide a deeper understanding of your service provider’s complex control environments and are key to your organization’s overall risk assessment process. Request a copy of your service provider’s. Read More >>

Managing Cybersecurity Risks: 5 Steps to Protect Your Employee Benefit Plan NOW

News stories of large corporations becoming victims of cyber attacks have become ubiquitous. And while it may seem that large corporations are easy targets because of their size and significant data, employee benefit plans can just as easily be. Read More >>

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