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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Samantha M. Rathburn



3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333






Samantha is a senior manager in our tax services department and focuses on serving a variety of industries including service, manufacturing, distribution, real estate, investment companies and restaurant hospitality. Her expertise includes C-corporations, S-corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and multi-state companies. In addition to corporate tax services, she also specializes in tax compliance and planning for closely held businesses and their owners.

Samantha has led several internal committees that connect and engage our staff, including our United Way Workplace Campaign, which resulted in being recognized for our participation and overall monetary successes. Samantha also serves as Chair of our Employee Enrichment Committee (“e3”) which is committed to enriching the experiences of our associates. She is also involved with the recruitment, staff training and onboarding of new associates.



  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Pre-Law, Ohio University
  • Masters in Taxation, University of Akron


  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities

Awards and Accolades

  • 2012 Goodwill Employee of Distinction Award


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Samantha is always proactively reminding me of due dates and information that might be helpful to me.

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I have been a customer since 1993. Samantha has done a great and timely job on anything I have asked her.

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Since coming aboard with BMF for my business and personal taxes, I truthfully could not be happier with the service and level of knowledge Samantha has shown over the last few years. It is a good feeling to know that I have such competent and personable individuals to work with me, on any questions or issues relating to accounting and tax that I may leave. I look forward to an ongoing partnership for many years to come.

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