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!

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James M. Bowen



3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333





Jim Bowen has more than 25 years in public accounting, serving both private and public companies in tax, audit, business consulting, financial systems, business valuations and strategic planning.

Since 1990, Jim has focused his attention on taxation. Over the years, he has implemented scores of tax planning strategies for clients of all entity types, in the areas of IRS practice and procedure, state and local income taxation, real and personal property tax, sales and use tax, tax abatements and incentives, mergers and acquisitions, and tax accounting methods and periods. He also has significant experience in the accounting for income taxes, tax risk management, and the establishment of tax-based internal controls.

Jim is widely regarded for his work with SEC and private equity firms in the ASC 740 (FAS 109) and corporate tax outsourcing areas. Jim was a principal with Ernst & Young, serving as the area practice leader for their tax operations; responsible for dozens of tax outsourcing and process improvement projects with companies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan.

He joined BMF as a partner in 2003.




  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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