BMF Akron Office Closure Beginning May 1

Beginning May 1, our Akron Office will be closed to the public for renovations but will remain available to assist you. Contact your BMF Advisor or call 330.762.9785 to speak with someone who can help. We anticipate renovations taking several weeks, so stay tuned for updates!

Certifications We've Earned

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

Multidisciplinary approach

Current reports of losses to fraud have been estimated in the billions of dollars annually. Although fraud assignments can be complex and diverse, our professionals have the experience and the training required for this highly specialized field.

CPA speaking to women business owners

We can help in situations such as:

  • Misappropriation of cash
  • Misappropriation of inventory or supplies
  • Employee embezzlement
  • Lapping accounts receivable
  • Misuse of petty cash funds
  • Payments to phantom employees
  • Payments to phantom vendors or excess payments to legitimate
  • Vendors
  • Misrepresentation of financial statements or underlying records
  • Income tax fraud
  • Fraudulent conveyances in bankruptcy


With professionals Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiners and significant internal audit experience, we have become the premier CPA firm, providing investigative accounting services to publicly traded and privately-owned companies.


The fraud prevention/internal control review serves several purposes for the success of your business. The review helps to prevent losses due to fraud and provides suggestions for improvement to the internal control structure. We are able to provide the following deliverables:

  • Review of control systems and procedures and a summary of suggested improvements
  • Preparation of anti-fraud programs and controls
  • Training of employees in fraud prevention and internal controls
  • Preparation or review of accounting procedures manual by specific area
  • Preparation of a policy on suspected misconduct and dishonesty


Practice Leaders

James E. Merklin


Steve C. Swann

Partner and Executive Committee Member



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