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Tax Partner Barry Dean Profiled

One of the teams competing in this year’s NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament has a connection to Cherry Bekaert LLP. Barry Dean, CPA, a Tax Partner with Cherry Bekaert’s Nashville practice, is a former basketball player at Lipscomb University. The school caught up with Dean last month for its “Where Are They Now?” article. In the article, he discussed playing for Lipscomb from 1972 to 1974. Dean reflected on his favorite memories at Lipscomb, such as playing against rival Belmont on television and meeting his future wife, Janet. He also shared the most valuable lessons he learned while on campus. Read Dean’s “Where Are They Now?” interview at

Cherry Bekaert Enters Austin Market with Strategic Acquisition

Nationally acclaimed consulting and accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Powell, Ebert & Smolik, PC (“PES”), one of the leading certified public accounting firms in Austin, Texas. This strategic combination expands Cherry Bekaert’s service footprint into the Austin market. In joining forces with PES, Cherry Bekaert enters the Austin market as one of the 15 largest CPA and consulting firms servicing Austin and Central Texas. Three Partners and more than 25 associates will establish the Firm’s market presence in the Austin area. Cherry Bekaert sought a strategic acquisition in Austin due to. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Senior Manager Showcased During VSCPA Diversity Month

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) congratulates Marian Millikan, CPA, for being the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (“VSCPA”) first diversity spotlight member. As part its diversity month in February, the VSCPA celebrates the contributions of the organization’s diverse membership. Millikan, a Certified Public Accountant based in Cherry Bekaert’s Richmond practice, serves as a member of the VSCPA’s Young Professionals Advisory Council. She was also a member of the VSCPA Educational Foundation Board of Directors. Millikan participated in a Q&A session highlighting what led her to pursue a career in accounting. Her interview is available on the VSCPA website.

Cherry Bekaert Teams with Baker Tilly International to Host Global Private Equity Collaboration Summit

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the largest CPA and consulting firms in the country, hosted a Global Private Equity Collaboration Summit (“Summit”) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on January 31, 2018. This Summit was organized in conjunction with Baker Tilly International , a global top 10 accountancy and business advisory network of which Cherry Bekaert is a founding member. In 2016, Baker Tilly International formed an industry vertical focused on serving the unique needs of private equity firms across the globe. In order to accomplish this mission, it requires collaboration from firms in many different countries. This is a continuation of prior. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Welcomes Tax Controversy Director to its Washington, D.C. Practice

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), considered one of the nation’s leading public accounting and consulting firms, is delighted to announce the addition of Anne Oliver, JD, LLM, as a Director of Specialty Tax Services in its Washington, D.C. practice. Oliver joins Cherry Bekaert after being part of the tax controversy group with the national office of a Big Four accounting firm. In her new role based in the Firm’s Tysons Corner office, Oliver will work with clients on all Internal Revenue Service-related (“IRS”) issues. Such matters include responding to notices, handling penalties, addressing procedural issues, representing clients in exams before Appeals, and requesting pre-filing agreements and private. Read More.

Steven Siegel Rejoins Cherry Bekaert as Assurance Partner

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the country’s top public accounting and consulting firms, is proud to announce the return of Steven M. Siegel, CPA , as a practice leader in the Firm’s Assurance & Accounting Services group. He will be based out of Cherry Bekaert’s Tampa practice and provide audit services to clients in the technology, health and life sciences, and industrial sectors. Siegel rejoins Cherry Bekaert after previously serving as a Senior Audit Manager with the Firm in 2011. With more than 17 years of accounting and auditing experience, he possesses a unique background that includes audit supervisory and managerial roles. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Expands State & Local Tax Practice through Acquisition

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), a growth-oriented, nationally recognized public accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announce it has joined forces with Windward Tax LLC (“Windward”), effective December 31, 2017. This acquisition expands Cherry Bekaert’s specialty resources in the area of sales and use tax within the Firm’s State & Local Tax (“SALT”) practice. With the addition of Windward, Cherry Bekaert increases the Firm’s capabilities to provide clients with solutions in the sales and use tax area. Windward professionals bring decades of experience in working with primarily manufacturing clients in the areas of sales and use tax consulting, sales and use tax minimization strategies, sales. Read More.

Dawn Patrick Named Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Nashville Practice

Regarded as one of the top public accounting firms in the nation, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce Dawn G. Patrick, CPA  has been named Managing Partner of the Firm’s practice in Nashville, Tennessee. In this capacity, she will oversee the execution of the Firm’s growth strategy and ensure a coordinated and seamless service experience for clients throughout the Nashville market. Cherry Bekaert recently entered the Nashville market via an acquisition of the well-known CPA and consulting firm Frasier, Dean & Howard, PPLC. Nashville was a strategic expansion target of Cherry Bekaert due to its growing economy and innovative business climate that nurtures and attracts companies in the. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Expands Technology Consulting Offerings

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), is pleased to announce the formation of a new business unit called THIncIT LLC, and the concurrent acquisition of The Computer Solution Company of Virginia, Inc (“TCSC”) effective October 31, 2017. The THIncIT business unit will develop and deploy innovative technology-based solutions to help organizations to meet their business objectives. The Richmond, Virginia, based TCSC adds more than 30 technology professionals to the Firm’s overall technology consulting practice. With the addition of TCSC, THIncIT and Cherry Bekaert greatly increase the Firm’s capabilities to provide clients with technology-based solutions to address their changing financial and operational needs. The technology consultants at TCSC bring. Read More.

Deborah Walker, CPA, Receives AICPA’s Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award

Deborah Walker, CPA, MBA, National Director of Compensation and Benefits at Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), is this year’s recipient of the Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the accounting profession in the area of taxation. The award is sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs (“AICPA”). Walker received the award at AICPA’s Fall Tax Division Meeting in Washington, D.C., on November 8. For more than 35 years, Walker has been an expert in a broad range of employer-related issues, including executive compensation; qualified retirement plans of every variety; employment taxes; domestic and international compensation arrangements (both short-term. Read More.