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BMF Named a Great Lakes Regional Leader

BMF has again been included on Accounting Today’s annual list of Top Firms in the Great Lakes region, which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio.

James E. Merklin

CPA/CFF, CFE, CGMA, MAcc

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3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


330.255.2448
330.762.3108

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.

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  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

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Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities – Past

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Paycheck Protection Program: Moving from Application to Forgiveness

Since the pandemic began, we have been monitoring and reporting on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as well as all of the guidance and modifications resulting from several acts of Congress. With nearly four million PPP loans already approved,. Read More >>

Paycheck Protection Program Application Deadline Extended 60 Days

After sailing through the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate approved the extension of the filing deadline for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications by 60 days and provides an additional 30 days for the U.S. Small Business Administration. Read More >>

Schedule C Borrowers Can Use Gross Income for Paycheck Protection Program Loan Calculations

Sole proprietors and self-employed individuals might be getting a well-needed break with regard to the recently updated guidance on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Schedule C filers that apply for PPP loans have been required to use their business. Read More >>

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