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BMF Named a 2021 Best of the Best Firm!

We have again been named to the IPA’s 2021 Best of the Best Firms list, which recognizes the highest-performing firms within the accounting profession.

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James E. Merklin

CPA/CFF, CFE, CGMA, MAcc

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3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


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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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SBA Speeds Up PPP Loan Forgiveness Process

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has published new guidance to simplify and speed up the forgiveness process for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $150,000 or less. In their 29-page interim final rule (IFR), the SBA is introducing. Read More >>

SBA Eliminates PPP Loan Necessity Questionnaire

We reported last month that the Small Business Administration (SBA) was planning to withdraw its controversial Loan Necessity Questionnaire for Paycheck Protection Program loans of $2 million or more. In a notice sent July 9, the SBA officially stated. Read More >>

The Changing Face of the Employee Benefit Plan Limited Scope Audit

As we noted last month, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) requires that employee benefit plans with 100 or more eligible participants are required to have their financial statements audited annually, which should be attached to. Read More >>

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