James Bowen

James Bowen
Title: Partner - Tax Services, Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Part Time Faculty
Dept/Program: Daverio School of Accountancy Advisory Board


  • MTax, University of Akron, (where he also earned his undergraduate degree in accounting), (1991)

Professional & Academic Experience

James “Jim” Bowen is Partner-Tax Services at Bober, Markey, Fedorovich and brings extensive experience in servicing both private and public companies in a variety of industries including: manufacturing, distribution, real estate, banking, and professional service companies. In his twenty-plus years of public practice, Jim has served in a multitude of disciplines including tax, audit, business consulting, financial systems, business valuations and strategic planning. 

Since 1990, Jim has focused his attention predominately in the area of taxation. In 1991, he earned his Masters of Taxation degree from the University of Akron where he also earned his undergraduate degree in accounting. Over the years, Jim has identified and implemented scores of tax planning strategies for both private and public companies. Jim has worked extensively in the areas of Internal Revenue Service practice and procedure, state and local income taxation, real and personal property tax, sales and use tax, tax abatements and incentives, mergers and acquisitions, and tax accounting methods and periods. He also has significant experience in the accounting for income taxes, tax risk management, and the establishment of tax based internal controls. 

Prior to joining Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Company in 2003, Jim was a principal with Ernst & Young where he served as the area leader for their tax operations practice. In that capacity, Jim was responsible for dozens of tax outsourcing and tax process improvement projects with leading companies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan. Jim continues to provide tax outsourcing services to a handful of public and private companies. 

Jim is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Jim enjoys coaching youth sports and is an active member of his church.