James E. Merklin

CPA/CFF, CFE, CGMA, MAcc

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3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


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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

Revenue Recognition Issue 13 – Footnote Disclosures

The finale of our series. At the beginning of this series, we mentioned that revenue is the single largest line item in most companies’ financial statements, and yet when you look at footnote disclosures, you will see that in. Read More >>

Revenue Recognition Issue 12 – Special Focus: Nonprofit

The good news for nonprofits is that contribution revenue was determined by the accounting standard setters to be “out of scope” for these new standards. Accordingly, no assessment of contribution revenues is required; however, these organizations don’t just get. Read More >>

Revenue Recognition Issue 11 – Special Focus: Service

The Service Industry can be complicated in terms of revenue recognition. In professional services, contracts (whether express or implied) may provide that contractors can bill by the hour or by the project, and terms may allow for progress billing. Read More >>

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