Deborah Kovachick

Deborah Kovachick

Tax Partner, State and Local Tax Services


BDO Akron Office



Executive Summary

Deborah Kovachick is a partner in the State and Local Tax practice of BDO’s Akron office. She has more than 30 years of experience in public and private tax and accounting.
Prior to joining BDO, she was a tax partner at SS&G and Deloitte LLP where she led the Cleveland/Northeast Ohio multistate tax practice and specialized in state and local taxes. She was active in both tax compliance and tax consulting engagements, including those involving state tax planning; state tax structural analysis and implementation; return positions; income tax provision review; analysis of uncertain tax positions; audit assistance; merger and acquisition due diligence; reverse audits; credits and incentives; nexus studies; and negotiation of voluntary disclosure agreements.
Deborah also served as a tax director/division controller for a multistate private manufacturer, with responsibility for all federal, state and local tax issues (including income, sales/use, excise, property and payroll taxes), meeting filing requirements, management of employee benefit plans, risk management, and accounting department functions.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA)


M.T., The University of Akron
B.A., Business Administration, Cleveland State University

Community Involvement

American Red Cross--Summit, Medina, and Portage Counties Chapter, Board Member