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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Joseph W. Blaha



3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333





Joe is a senior manager in Assurance and Advisory Services serving clients in diverse industries, including manufacturing/distribution, construction, professional services, retail, and employee benefit plan audits. He has been involved with various special projects including acquisitions and internal control analysis. His responsibilities include coordinating all aspects of the engagement with the client and partner, from the planning process to the issuance of the financial statements. Joe works closely with staff in executing, managing, and reviewing engagements.

Joe builds close relationships with his clients to fully understand their business. He uses this knowledge to offer recommendations and process improvements. His diverse background allows him to provide unique ideas for his clients’ business challenges.

Joe joined Bober Markey Fedorovich in 2016 after spending more than six years in public accounting and industry finance roles.



  • Master of Science in Accounting, Concentration in Assurance Services, Kent State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Kent State University


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
  • NEOhio Region of the Sports Car Club of America, treasurer
  • BMF Revenue Recognition Implementation Committee
  • BMF Employee Engagement and Enrichment Committee
  • BMF IDEA Implementation Committee



  • Responsibility
  • Deliberative
  • Analytical
  • Maximizer
  • Consistency

Investment Diversification with Active and Passive Plan Investment Options

The fiduciary responsibility of plan sponsors is to periodically review policies for their retirement plans. While most plan sponsors consider a balance between large-cap and small-cap, global and domestic, and equity and bond investments in their investment policies, plan. Read More >>

Revenue Recognition Issue 8 – Special Focus: Construction

As the new standards are being rolled out, the construction industry needs to address these standards as well as the unique accounting issues that the construction contractor faces with preparing their annual financial statements. There are several unique items. Read More >>