BREAKING NEWS

Announcing our new Cyber Technology Group

We are excited to announce our new practice area, BMF Cyber Technology Group. This new service line will offer a package of high-level IT, network and cybersecurity solutions, and a unique component of IT executive coaching.

Melissa G. Dunham

CPA, MTax, MBA

Office

3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


330.255.2455
330.762.3108

About Melissa

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Melissa serves a variety of clients in diverse industries, including manufacturing and distribution, service and investment companies. She works closely with her clients to develop tax planning strategies, help identify areas of improvement and perform research projects. She is a proactive business advisor to her clients, bringing value to the relationship beyond just compliance services, working side by side in achieving their goals.

Focusing on the firm’s core tax practice, Melissa specializes in corporate tax returns including C corporations, S corporations, partnerships and LLCs. In addition to corporate tax planning, she provides tax compliance and planning services for closely-held businesses and their owners.

Melissa participates in a variety of firm committees, charitable campaigns and community activities. As a member of the firm’s tax committee and BMF University (the committee responsible for the ongoing education and development of its professional staff), Melissa acts and as an internal advocate for staff and clients on education, advisory and best practices.

Melissa’s primary responsibilities include coordinating all aspects of the tax engagements with the client and partners. She works closely with staff in the planning, executing, supervising and reviewing engagements.

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Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities

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