BMF Named a Best of the Best Firm by IPA

We are excited to announce that we have named to the 2020 Best of the Best Firms list by INSIDE Public Accounting, an award-winning newsletter for the accounting profession.

Samantha M. Rathburn



3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


About Samantha

Industry & Service Expertise


Samantha focuses on serving a variety of industries including service, real estate, and restaurant hospitality. Her expertise includes C-corporations, S-corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and multi-state companies. As well as the business side, Samantha also specializes in individual tax compliance.

Samantha joined BMF in 2009 after spending time with one of the “Big Four” firms.  She provides superior level client service by delivering tax compliance, planning and best practices to closely-held companies and family-owned businesses. Samantha strives to ensure all her clients receive the quality level of service they deserve.

She is a long-time volunteer for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer fund and has championed our United Way workplace campaign for 9 years, which resulted in awards and recognition for our unique campaigns, 100% employee participation and overall monetary successes. Samantha also served as Chair of our e3 committee, (Employee Enrichment and Engagement) which is dedicated to enriching the experiences of all associates.

In addition, Samantha serves in our Lean Six Sigma tax initiative, leading the charge on workflow implementation. She is a member of our Technology Tiger Team which focuses on the ongoing discovery, direction and use of technology at BMF.


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Pre-Law, Ohio University

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities

Awards and Accolades

  • 2012 Goodwill Employee of Distinction Award


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Industry Experience

Manufacturing & Distribution

Service Experience

Business Tax Compliance

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