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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Kristian R. Barr



3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


About Kristian

Industry & Service Expertise


Kristian invests his time and efforts into gaining a deep understanding of his clients’ business that aids owners and decision-makers in guiding the strategic direction of their business, increasing operational efficiency, and maximizing profitability.

Through his extensive experience in public accounting with a top 10 international accounting firm and his controllership experience with a $100M+ global manufacturing company, Kristian has developed a deep and diverse skill set. His involvement in various special projects including, but not limited to operational process and internal control assessment and improvement, acquisition due diligence and accounting, financial forecasting and feasibility, and debt contract review gives clients peace of mind in navigating the ever-changing business landscape. As a member of the firm’s employee benefit plan niche group, Kristian serves as a key resource to his clients and colleagues on the current trends and developments in the benefit plan arena.




  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities


  • Relator
  • Learner
  • Analytical
  • Arranger
  • Responsibility

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Internal Control Essentials for Retirement Plans

When was the last time you closely examined your retirement plan’s internal controls? If the answer is “not sure” or “a while ago,” then there is no time like the present to conduct a thorough assessment on your internal. Read More >>