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Cherry Bekaert’s Pam White Encourages Accountants to Go Paperless

Controller Pam White is encouraging accounting firms to follow in Cherry Bekaert’s footsteps by breaking free from paper file cabinets and embracing process automation. In a recent article for Accounting Today , White shares the benefits Cherry Bekaert has experienced since transitioning to paperless invoice processing. Some of the benefits include reduced approval time, streamlined approval processes, and increased efficiency among the accounts payable team. White also highlighted the financial benefits of implementing an automation system. The full article is available on the Accounting Today website.

Cherry Bekaert Accountant Selected as FICPA Emerging Leader

Congratulations to Sara Dawson, CPA, senior tax accountant at Cherry Bekaert, on being accepted to the Florida Institute of CPAs’ (“FICPA”) Emerging Leaders Program. Dawson was one of 24 participants selected for the program, which helps prepare young leaders in the state of Florida lead the next generation of accounting professionals. The selected leaders will participate in programs at one of six regions throughout the state: Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee and Tampa. As part of the Tampa region, Dawson will meet with local leaders in the accounting field, and local elected officials and leadership specialists. She and the. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Elects Mark Giallonardo and Cathie Stanton to Executive Board

Nationally acclaimed CPA and advisory firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is excited to announce the addition of Mark Giallonardo, JD, LLM (Coral Gables, FL) and the re-election of Cathie Stanton, CPA (Bethesda, MD) to its Executive Board (“the Board”). Elected at Cherry Bekaert’s annual Partners’ Meeting held June 19-21, 2018, Giallonardo will serve alongside Stanton as part of a seven-person panel that oversees the Firm’s management, operation and policies. Firm Managing Partner and CEO Michelle Thompson, CPA (Raleigh, NC) and Partners David Appel, CPA (Coral Gables, FL); David Bettler, CPA (Atlanta, GA); Edward “Eddie” Burke, CPA (Raleigh, NC); and Christine Pierce, CPA (Atlanta, GA) are also members of the Board. As a Tax Regional Service Line Leader, Giallonardo is responsible for managing and. Read More.

FICPA Appoints Cherry Bekaert’s Steven Wolf to Committee Chair

Cherry Bekaert, one of the largest CPA and advisory firms in the country, congratulates Partner Steven Wolf, CPA, CFE, ABV/CFF, ASA , on his appointment as chair of the 2018-2019 Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“FICPA”) Valuation, Forensic & Litigation Services Committee. Wolf previously served as a member on this committee, in which he was vice chair in 2017-2018. As chair, his leadership responsibilities include planning and presenting a two-day conference that is attended by an estimated 200 CPAs and other financial professionals each year. The committee chair also plays an influential and integral role in shaping the future of the profession. With 30 years. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Adds International Tax Director to Growing South Florida Practice

Nationally recognized public accounting and advisory firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is excited to welcome Randall M. Cathell, CPA, MST , as an International Tax Director to the Firm’s expanding South Florida practice. Cathell brings to Cherry Bekaert more than 20 years of experience regarding federal, international, and state tax compliance and consulting matters. Clients in South Florida and around the globe, especially those in the technology and life sciences, industrial and financial services sectors, have relied on Cathell’s technical expertise. Such expertise covers the areas of structuring and repatriation, income tax withholding, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), and the international tax. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Announces Hampton Roads Promotions

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), a nationally-recognized public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of Matt Brady, CPA , and Greg Davis, CPA , in the Firm’s Hampton Roads practice. Brady will serve as Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Hampton Roads practice, and Davis will serve as Tax Partner. Matt Brady replaces Kurt W. Taves, CPA , who will serve in the Firm’s newly established position of Chief Operating Officer. As Managing Partner of the Hampton Roads practice, Brady will be responsible for overseeing key client relationships in the Hampton Roads area to ensure a coordinated and seamless client service experience. He will continue to be. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Sells South Florida based Matrimonial Litigation Support Practice

Cherry Bekaert announced today that it has sold the Firm’s Matrimonial Litigation Support practice based in South Florida to the principal Partners of that group, Phillip Shechter and Michael Everett, effective May 1, 2018.    The sale supports Cherry Bekaert’s repositioning of its advisory and consulting services to support the Firm’s long-term growth strategy.    Cherry Bekaert remains committed to the South Florida market where the Firm has a team of advisory specialists in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Fraud & Forensics, Mergers & Acquisitions and Valuation Services along with audit, tax and wealth management professionals in Miami and Fort. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Announces Firm Leadership Changes

Nationally recognized public accounting and advisory firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce several leadership changes effective May 1, 2018. Michelle L. Thompson, CPA , has assumed the role of Firm Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. Previously Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Assurance Services practice, Thompson was voted in as Firm Managing Partner at Cherry Bekaert’s annual Partners’ Meeting last October. She succeeds Howard J. Kies, CPA , who served in the role for 27 years. As Firm Managing Partner, Thompson will drive the overall strategic planning and direction of the Firm while overseeing its operations and financial performance. Thompson’s vision for the future. Read More.

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 LipscombSports.com.

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.