Certified Public Accountant


Passion. Experience. Diligence.


Jeffrey C. Yakes, CPA, MT is a licensed certified public accountant with a master's degree in taxation from Capital University Law School. Jeff started his career providing accounting, tax, and consulting services to family-owned businesses. Jeff's career path next took him to the tax department of a publicly traded real estate investment trust, where he developed tax and accounting skills in the real estate arena. Finally, Jeff took a tax manager position at KPMG, an international tax, audit, and advisory firm servicing multi-national companies. At this point, Jeff realized his passion was with family-owned businesses and founded Yakes and Associates, LLC. With the cultivation of his own practice, Jeff has been able to effectively intersect his 25+ years of tax and accounting expertise with family-owned businesses. 

Yakes and Associates, LLC opened its doors in 2007 in Thornville, OH and expanded in 2018 to the beautiful historical district of downtown Lancaster, OH. Since then, we have been providing tax, accounting, payroll, and advisory services to a range of family-owned businesses. Our clients include ranchers, farmers, manufacturers, real estate developers, utilities, car dealerships, retail, and medical professionals. Each client provides their own unique tax and accounting needs, and we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our services to what they need so that they may prosper and succeed. 



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Managing Member



Jeffrey C. Yakes, CPA, MT

Jeff has worked in the tax and accounting industry for more than 25 years. His clientele has included public and nonpublic companies, domestic as well as international, real estate developers, venture capitalists, medical and agricultural professionals, and manufacturing industries. Jeff's primary focus is to make sure his clients are always achieving their financial goals for both their business and personal lives. 


Community Activities

Board Member
Various Nonprofit Organizations


• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Ohio Society of CPA's
• National Association of Tax Professionals