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Jim Coats, CPA (inactive)

Co-founder and Partner, Advisory Services

In one word, Jim describes BCG&Co. as... "Community-focused."


As a co-founder of BCG & Company over 28 years ago, Jim is adept at providing high-level client advisory services. Jim served the firm as managing partner for the first 22 years. He worked hard at putting the right people in place and developing a strong team. He also led the firm's Construction and Real Estate practice. Jim is now retired, advising clients on a limited basis. 

Having practiced with regional and national accounting firms, Jim has a strong client service background in financial operations, with an emphasis on profitability improvement and organizational development.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a post-graduate concentration in accounting from Bowling Green State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).


Jim's specializations include business and industry consulting, financial statements and projections, cash flow and financing, tax planning, ESOPs, succession planning and business valuations.

Professional Associations

  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)

Leadership and Service

  • Past Trustee and Treasurer for the Greater Akron Chamber, as well as Past President and Past Board Member of the Chamber's Small Business Council.
  • Past Board Member and Treasurer of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.
  • Past Vice-president of the Akron-Summit County Public Library's Board of Trustees, and past Chairman of the Library's Finance Committee.
  • Past Board Member and President for Info Line, Inc.

Where is Jim now?

  • Spends time in Florida with his wife playing tennis and golf.
  • Also lives in Medina where he comes back to visit friends and of course play golf.

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