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!

Reduce risk to your business

The call for greater corporate governance and financial transparency in recent years has put an unprecedented focus on a company’s internal controls and the role of the internal auditor.

Our professionals are dedicated to providing superior service that helps clients assess internal control risk, identify significant areas of exposure and implement comprehensive internal audit plans while keeping in mind your company’s strategic goals and objectives.

How we can help

  • Co-evaluate internal audit functions, sourcing, and outsourcing
  • Forensic services, including fraud prevention and detection
  • Internal audit function analysis, modification, and enhancement
  • Operational audits
  • Process review and documentation
Our professionals are Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiners and have significant internal audit experience to provide outsourced internal audit services to publicly traded and privately-owned companies.

Fraud Prevention and Detection

  • Asset misappropriations
  • Employee embezzlement
  • Fraudulent financial reporting
  • Transaction analysis
  • Vendor or customer fraud


  • Control costs by outsourcing services versus hiring your own internal audit staff
  • Independent, third-party assessment providing objective and unbiased feedback
  • Streamlined engagements that maximize coverage of processes through proven methodology
  • Access to sophisticated data mining software that helps us identify transactional errors, adverse trends and potentially fraudulent activity
  • Fraud prevention that identifies the controls necessary to avoid future dollars lost and possible civil and/or criminal proceedings


Practice Leaders

James E. Merklin


Eric D. German




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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)