Mission: At BMF, our Mission is to assist our valued clients and our people to maximize their success and achieve desired results.
Our Vision is to be the premier independent CPA Firm serving the domestic and international needs of private and public entities and ...
BMF has a set of Core Values that we use to guide us every day whether working with clients, colleagues or each other. Many of these values were established 50 years ago with the founding of the firm and remain true and strong still today.
Commitment to Our Community
Passion for Excellence
Lifelong Learning Culture
Mutual Respect and Teamwork
Entrepreneurial and Innovative
Taking the Plunge for the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank
The most significant investment we make is in our communities. Bober Markey Fedorovich’s commitment takes many forms including charitable contributions, volunteerism, and civic leadership. In fact, the partners and staff of BMF have been a long standing part of the Akron. Cleveland, and Northeastern Ohio communities, maintaining an excellent reputation and currently serving more than 70 local organizations.
Here is a list of just some of the community organizations we serve. reflecting the personal and charitable interests of partners and employees in their communities. We couldn't be more proud of our Associates who collectively give hundreds of hours each year - including of their own time - to help enhance the lives of others.
All work and no play? No way!
We're #TeamBMF – of course!
Sure, teamwork is a buzzword these days, but how else would you describe a culture that encourages and rewards collaboration and support? We work hard and demand excellence from ourselves and each other, no doubt. But we also take the time to get to know each other on a personal level and whenever possible, provide a level of flexibility to our Associates that rivals the national firms. In fact, we don't use the phrase "work–life balance…" We're all about "work-life integration" – understanding that balance is a mythical ideal, while integration is achievable and allows us to always bring our whole and best self to everything we do.
So in the true spirit of "Work Hard, Play Hard," our Associates take advantage of a number of activities that get them out from behind their desks and having some fun, such as:
Check out our Facebook page to see what we've been up to lately!
BMF places a high priority on helping our Associates achieve their personal and professional ambitions and one way we do that is through BMF University. BMFU is our comprehensive curriculum focused on honing your leadership, business development, management, communication and technical skills. Offering over 100 hours annually of in-house and off-site training opportunities, BMF is committed to developing you as a professional. Those responsible for designing the curriculum are representatives from all areas of the firm, to ensure that our Associates’ needs are met and learning is continual.
When looking for the right place to take your career...what's important to you?
Big enough to serve regional, national and international clients, but small enough to foster a family atmosphere, Bober Markey Fedorovich is the perfect solution if you're looking for something a little different from the Big Four. From large, publicly held companies to smaller, family owned businesses, our clients come in all shapes and sizes so you'll get opportunities to serve a variety of industries in many different ways.
The BMF Difference
And it doesn't stop there. BMF is passionate about our employees and their well-being. Our highly competitive benefits package is what sets us apart from so many Firms. We are proud to offer our employees these distinctive benefits:
PAID TIME OFF: Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy to cover vacation, illness, non-firm scheduled holidays and personal days
HEALTH/WELLNESS: Medical, dental & vision plans (dental & vision covered 100% by the firm), Wellness Incentive Programs, Free Gym Memberships, Short/Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance, 401(k) with generous match
EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT: Continuing Professional Education - in house and off-site training provided, Tuition Reimbursement for credits needed to earn your CPA license, CPA Incentives- BONUS when you pass within 1 or 2 years of your hire date and 100% of Becker Review covered by the Firm, Peer Liaison Program, Advisory Council Program with ongoing year round performance feedback and leadership development training at all levels, Professional Dues Reimbursement.
OTHER BENEFITS: Financial Incentive Plan for staff-initiated new engagements, Monthly cell phone stipends for Supervisors+, Annual Bonus Program, Latest in state-of-the-art technology and software, including laptops, dual monitors, portable scanners so you have the tools to do your job from anywhere! And, an Enjoyable, Fun and Flexible Environment- where everyone from interns to partners are part of the team.
Accounting has been called the language of business. It is the way businesses talk about how they are doing with their investors, creditors, and those interested in the company. It is the job of the accounting firm to understand and frame what the numbers represent. That’s what most accounting firms do.
At BMF, we don’t represent numbers. We represent people. We represent the people behind the numbers – the owners and employees who work tirelessly for the success of their company.
Over our nearly 60 years in business, we have come to know that it’s the people who make companies grow and excel. Yes, businesses need knowledge, expertise, and sometimes counsel. Most of all, business people need business partners who are all-in, no matter what.
And that’s why we relentlessly focus on our clients and the relationships we have created over the years. It’s probably why so many blue-chip companies entrust us with their most complex business challenges. Because the only thing that exceeds our expertise is our genuine care for the success and future of our clients. And that’s a language we all understand.
BMF lives at the intersection of sophistication and service.
I have been working at Bober Markey Fedorovich and Company full-time (More than a year)
BMF is an amazing place to work because of the following:
1. Ownership - The partner group is dedicated not only to the success of firm clients, but also to the people who make up the firm.
2. Strategy from the Ranks - When was the last time you got to work for a place that doesn't just talk about strategy, but actively works on it? Yup, BMF does that, and includes not just partners and senior managers, but also managers at the strategic-thinking level!
3. Generous Benefits - Can you say PTO? Couldn't believe the standard PTO policies when I walked in the door. Thought they must have made a mistake!? Nope, that's just how they treat people... awesome.
4. Work/Life Balance - BMF has flexible guidelines that put people-management from and center within the firm's organizational model.
5. Technology-Centered - The firm puts its money where its mouth is when it comes to technology, working to stay as close to the bleeding edge as possible, without dropping off into the chasm of, "Wait, what did we just do?"
6. Focus on the Team - There is a TON of effort and time put into making the firm a better place to work. Even though I think it's 5 out of 5 stars, I still see partners, HR, and other management leaders working to make it even better. You don't get better by sitting still... and there is always movement in this area, trying to improve.
At times I've noticed a tension between the embrace of technology and allowing people to work from the "office of anywhere." There is flexibility on that issue, but I could see some room for improvement there.
Advice to Management
Keep working to make things better. Keep listening to your staff. Keep reminding people of the things the firm provides that are easily taken for granted. Keep planning for the next generation of leaders to assume responsibility and participate in the direction of the firm.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bober Markey Fedorovich and Company (Akron, OH) in August 2017.
The interview was professional, light and enjoyable. I was taken into a very nice conference room by the receptionist and joined by one of the managers from the department. The HR director was supposed to join us but came in late as she was "in the middle of a long email trying to explain to someone that even if they aren't on the partner track, they are still a vital part of the firm." That was a bit of a red flag that I should have seen. TMI coming from the HR Director.
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