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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Michael S. Bigler



3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333





Michael serves clients in diverse industries, including manufacturing, distribution/supply chain, investment fund, professional service providers and employee benefit plans. Michael’s primary responsibilities include coordinating engagements and working closely with staff in executing, supervising and reviewing engagements. Michael focuses on bringing recommendations and suggestions to his clients to help improve their existing processes.

Prior to joining BMF, Michael was a staff auditor at a large national firm where he performed assurance and advisory services for middle-market clients. Michael also has extensive industry experience having served as the accounting manager for a middle-market nonprofit healthcare organization, as well as an internal auditor for a $14.7 billion publicly-traded company.




  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities


  • Adaptability
  • Relator
  • Empathy
  • Positivity
  • Individualization

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In 2021, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance for fiduciaries to secure their benefit plans in connection with the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). When it comes to private retirement and health plans, participant data. Read More >>

Stay on the Right Side of the IRS: Easy Steps to Keep Your 401(k) Plan Compliant

Running a 401(k) plan for your business is a great benefit for your employees, but it comes with some significant responsibilities. If you don’t follow the rules correctly, you could face fines or even lose the plan altogether. But. Read More >>

5 Billing and Collection Processes to Keep Financially Sound

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