At Cherry Bekaert, we make headlines whenever we enable client growth. Below you’ll find a collection of the latest Firm news, thought leadership and events.
Cherry Bekaert Now Accepting NC Fast 40 Nominations
Cherry Bekaert LLP is pleased to once again partner with Business North Carolina magazine to bring you the North Carolina Mid-Market Fast 40, which honors the leading contributors to revenue and employment growth in the state. To be eligible for nomination, a company must have annual revenue in the range of $15 to $500 million and be: Headquartered in North Carolina A commercial enterprise (not a nonprofit) Privately owned or publicly traded Able to show sustained revenue and employment growth over the past 3 years The top 40 nominees will be honored at the NC Mid-market Fast 40 Executive Roundtable. Read More.
Cherry Bekaert Completes Annual Local Government Benchmarking Survey
Richmond, VA | May 3, 2013 – Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), a nationally-recognized accounting firm, recently conducted its 2013 Cherry Bekaert Local Government Benchmarking Survey. The Firm’s 2nd annual survey collects and identifies significant trends on timely issues relevant to local government entities. This year’s study featured responses from 200 government financial and operational leaders throughout the Southeast. The survey focused on local government issues like risk assessment, financial reporting, green initiatives, grant reporting, and use of technology. As a result of the data compiled, the survey revealed a trend toward strengthening entities, but also exhibited concern for continued. Read More.
Cherry Bekaert’s John Richardson Promoted to Director in Risk Advisory Services
Raleigh, N.C. | April 25, 2013 – Cherry Bekaert LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting and consulting firms, is pleased to congratulate John D. Richardson on his promotion to Director in the Firm’s Risk Advisory Services group. Richardson brings more than 25 years of experience guiding clients in a variety of industries through all aspects of internal control, business process, risk management and internal audit services. “John is widely recognized for his technical expertise, particularly in SSAE 16 and SOC 2 attestation,” stated Scott McKay , the Firm’s National Leader of Risk Advisory Services. “John’s knowledge and leadership will further strengthen our ability to provide specialized services. Read More.
Appel Named Cherry Bekaert’s South Florida Managing Partner
Cherry Bekaert LLP (the “Firm”), one of the nation’s largest public accounting and consulting firms, is pleased to congratulate David W. Appel as he is named the Managing Partner of the Firm’s South Florida Practice. Appel was the Regional Tax Service Lead for the Firm’s Central Florida Practice and brings more than 30 years of experience providing tax planning and compliance services to publicly traded and privately held middle market companies. As the Managing Partner of the Firm’s South Florida Practice, Appel will coordinate services to clients throughout the region ensuring a high level of client satisfaction and lead the branding and strategic. Read More.
Timothy P. Cherry Joins Cherry Bekaert as Partner in South Carolina Upstate Market
Cherry Bekaert LLP is pleased to announce that Timothy P. Cherry has joined the Firm as a Partner. Based in Cherry Bekaert’s Greenville, South Carolina, office Cherry will assist the Firm’s clients who require guidance with complex tax matters, including mergers, acquisitions, succession planning, strategic planning, tax controversy, executive compensation and estate planning. Cherry’s prior experience includes working for a venture capital firm, running his own consulting firm, serving as CFO of a real estate company and a 20+ year career in public accounting. He previously was a partner at Elliott Davis, LLC, where he served as a member of the executive committee. Read More.
Cherry Bekaert Tabulates Rankings for 5th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards
Nationally-ranked accounting Firm Cherry Bekaert LLP is pleased to serve as the official tabulators of the 2013 Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards (GHSMTA) which takes place April 18. As 50 local high schools vie for recognition in acting, direction and design excellence – among other aspects of theater production – the certified public accountants and advisors at Cherry Bekaert assess the submitted reviews of each performance for fair and accurate results. “We’re pleased to work with Cherry Bekaert this year to tabulate the results of the award show,” said Courtney Reed, director of GHSMTA. “Their. Read More.
Cherry Bekaert Expands International Practice with Experienced Transfer Pricing Professionals
Further enhancing the services provided to global clients, Cherry Bekaert LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting and consulting firms, is pleased to announce the expansion of its International Tax practice. The recent hire of Economist and Transfer Pricing Specialist, Victor Miesel , clearly demonstrates the Firm’s extended commitment to serving the growth needs of multinational corporations. He joins a team of more than 10 professionals dedicated to specialized international tax advisory and services primarily for middle market businesses operating across multiple countries. As National Leader & Chief Economist for Cherry Bekaert’s Global Transfer Pricing Services group, Miesel brings more than 20. Read More.
Baker Tilly International Launches Succession Planning Research
Baker Tilly International, the world’s 8th largest network of independent accounting and business advisory firms, today announced that it has launched a global research project on succession planning and is inviting owners of privately-held and family businesses to participate via an online survey . As a founding member of Baker Tilley International, Cherry Bekaert is inviting owners of privately held and family businesses to participate in the survey. “Succession planning is a key issue for businesses in the United States of America and around the world; in the next decade an unprecedented number of owners will retire, leading to a massive shift. Read More.
New Cherry Bekaert Website Recognized with AVA Award
Cherry Bekaert is proud to announce that branding and marketing firm Hinge has been awarded a Gold AVA Digital Award for the concept, design and production of Cherry Bekaert’s website. The award was made in the Website/Professional Service category. AVA Digital Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). This international organization consists of several thousand production, marketing, communications, advertising, public relations and freelance professionals. As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations.
Cherry Bekaert Promotes Marisol Torres-Gomez to Partner
Cherry Bekaert LLP (the “Firm”) one of the nation’s largest public accounting and consulting firms, is pleased to announce the promotion of Marisol Torres-Gomez to Audit Partner in the Firm’s South Florida Practice. Marisol was previously an audit senior manager at Cherry Bekaert. Torres-Gomez is a Certified Public Accountant with 14 years of experience providing audit and assurance services to both publicly traded companies and private businesses. Although she services clients in a wide variety of industries she specializes in the real estate and construction, manufacturing, distribution, employee benefit plans and condominium association sectors. “On behalf of the partner group, we’re very. Read More.