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Cherry Bekaert Taps Paul Dayer to Advance Firm’s Audit and Assurance Strategy

In its efforts to continuously implement new strategic audit and assurance initiatives, Cherry Bekaert LLP  (“the Firm”) is delighted to add Paul A. Dayer as a Director within the Firm’s Audit practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. In this capacity, Dayer will serve as an audit and assurance tactical expert, and maintain client service and engagement management responsibilities for strategic clients. Previously a partner at a Western New York-based CPA firm, Dayer brings more than 40 years of experience in client services and audit practice management leadership to Cherry Bekaert. Throughout his career, he has guided clients in the areas of agreed upon procedures,. Read More.

Ryan Koppe Joins Cherry Bekaert’s Expanding Transaction Advisory Services Practice

Continuing the expansion of its Transaction Advisory Services practice , Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Koppe as a Senior Manager. Koppe will guide Cherry Bekaert’s clients in all aspects of due diligence involving merger and acquisition transactions. He will also assist in various post-merger integration activities, such as opening balance sheet preparation and purchase price allocations for companies in the manufacturing, distribution, real estate, construction, technology and life sciences industries. With more than 12 years of public accounting and transaction advisory experience, Koppe has undertaken buy-side and sell-side due diligence engagements concentrated on quality of earnings, quality of. Read More.

Warren Martin Joins Cherry Bekaert’s Growing Technology & Life Sciences Group

In a great step toward the expansion of its national Technology & Life Sciences group , Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is delighted to introduce the addition of Warren Martin as a Partner. Martin will also head the Technology & Life Sciences group for the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Possessing more than 30 years of professional services experience, Martin will advise technology and life sciences clients in transaction advisory, risk management and capital sourcing. He will also assist companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, operational reviews and exit strategies. “We couldn’t be more proud to have Warren lead our D.C.-based technology and life sciences. Read More.

Hampton Roads Roaring 20 Program Open for Nominations

Currently accepting nominations from companies based in Hampton Roads, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) and Inside Business magazine are delighted to present the 5th Annual Roaring 20 program . Honoring the Virginia region’s most dynamic businesses and their contributions to the local economy, the program recognizes Hampton Roads’ top 20 fastest growing companies based on revenue and employee growth. Selected by an independent panel of local business leaders and university business faculty, winners will be profiled in a special Inside Business feature and honored at an awards banquet. To be eligible for the Roaring 20, a company must: Be headquartered in the Hampton Roads area;. Read More.

Erik Horstmann Joins Cherry Bekaert as Managing Partner of Charlotte Practice

Regarded as one of the top public accounting firms in the nation, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) would like to welcome Erik Horstmann as Managing Partner of the Firm’s practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this capacity, he will oversee client relationships to ensure a coordinated and seamless service experience throughout the Charlotte market. With an emphasis in the manufacturing and distribution, and technology sector, Horstmann will specialize in guiding closely held and private equity-owned businesses to meet their growth objectives. His practice will focus on providing assurance and strategic management consulting services to middle market organizations. “It’s a pleasure to have. Read More.

Melisa Galasso Selected for American Institute of CPAs’ Leadership Academy

Cherry Bekaert LLP’s (“the Firm”) Melisa F. Galasso has been selected as one of 38 young Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) to participate in the American Institute of CPAs’ (“AICPA”; “the Institute”) sixth annual Leadership Academy in Durham, North Carolina, this fall. Galasso will join an exclusive group of rising stars in the accounting profession to learn strategic planning techniques and develop personal success skills for handling complex management challenges. Leadership Academy participants, all under age 36, will discuss pressing issues facing CPAs and the accounting profession with some of the profession’s most influential leaders, including AICPA Chairman Bill Balhoff, CPA, CGMA, and Barry. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Honored as One of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work”

As announced by SC Biz News and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Cherry Bekaert LLP has been recognized as one of the state’s 2014 “Best Places to Work” in the Large Employer category. As part of a multiyear initiative by SC Biz News and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the “Best Places to Work” program identifies and recognizes the state’s most innovative and top-notch employers. Surveyed by Best Companies Group, companies selected to the list were reviewed based on data collected from questionnaires issued to employers and their employees. Divided into Small-Medium Employer (15-249 U.S. employees) and Large. Read More.

CBBC’s 2014 Affordable Care Act Survey Results

After receiving hundreds of responses, Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting has reviewed the results of this year’s Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) Survey. Analyzing how companies are adapting to the provisions created by the ACA, the survey asked employers how the healthcare reform has impacted costs, hiring practices, medical plans and insurance benefits. Click here to read about the survey’s findings.

Cherry Bekaert Honors Georgia’s Fast 40 Middle Market Companies

Nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert is proud to be the founders of the ACG Fast 40 program, and congratulates the companies honored at the 2014 Georgia Fast 40 Awards Dinner and Gala on June 19, 2014. The awards recognize the top 40 fastest growing middle market companies in the state of Georgia, hosted at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead. During the selection process, Cherry Bekaert served as the official validators of the revenue and employment information submitted by nominees. For the purposes of the Georgia Fast 40 Awards, a lower middle market company has annual revenues between $15. Read More.

Jamie Byington Named to Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Governors

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the country’s top public accounting and consulting firms, would like to congratulate Jamie J. Byington on becoming a member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s (“the Chamber”) Board of Governors (“the Board”). As South Florida’s largest business organization, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce reaches more than 400,000 employees across Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach counties. Unanimously voted onto the Chamber’s Board of Governors, Byington will help support South Florida’s business community, as well as create and carry out the Chamber’s annual goals. One of her first possible actions as a Board member will. Read More.