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Cherry Bekaert Expands State & Local Tax (SALT) Group
Property Tax Experts Bonny Rock and Shawn Schaffman Join the Firm As part of the expansion efforts of its State & Local Tax (“SALT”) Services group, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is proud to announce the addition of property tax experts Bonny Rock and Shawn Schaffman . Based out of the Firm’s South Florida practice, Bonny will serve as a Director and Property Tax Leader, and Shawn will be a Senior Manager within Cherry Bekaert’s SALT Services group. Cherry Bekaert’s SALT team offers a unique combination of industry and professional experience in guiding clients through multistate tax requirements. The addition of Bonny and Shawn. Read More.
Carol Surowiec Joins Cherry Bekaert as Tax Partner
Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce Carol Surowiec has joined the Firm as Tax Partner in the South Florida practice. Previously managing director of tax and shareholder at a top ten national accounting firm, Carol has significant experience in developing tax-efficient strategies and providing compliance guidance for partnerships, S corporations, closely-held entities and individuals. Carol will serve multinational companies in the real estate, construction, manufacturing and distribution industries. With over 25 years of public accounting experience, Carol’s expertise includes federal, state and local tax, pass-thru entities, corporations and individuals. In addition, her significant experience includes advising clients on strategies. Read More.
Cherry Bekaert Recognized by United Way for Community Campaigns
Recognized as an honoree at the United Way of Greenville County’s annual meeting and awards celebration, accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP took home four awards for its contributions to and involvement with the nonprofit organization. The Firm received two Campaign Awards of Advancement for having both a 25 percent increase in dollars contributed and a 25 percent increase in participation. Additionally, the United Way presented Cherry Bekaert with a Chairman’s Award and the Campaign Award of Excellence. “We are incredibly proud of not just these awards, but what they represent,” said Mark Cooter , Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Upstate practice. “Greenville. Read More.
Peter Gampel Joins Cherry Bekaert as Litigation Support Principal
Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the nation’s largest and most prominent public accounting and consulting firms, is pleased to announce the addition of Peter Gampel as a Litigation Support Principal. Based in Cherry Bekaert’s South Florida office, Gampel will assume leadership of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice and will provide consulting services in the areas of commercial litigation, fraud and forensics, including business valuation and litigation matters. Gampel has prepared over 1,000 business valuation and damages reports for a wide variety of businesses in numerous and diverse industries. His expertise has been sought in cases associated with business damages, lost. Read More.
Jamie Walker Joins Cherry Bekaert as Tax Partner
Nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is proud to welcome James (Jamie) K. Walker as a Partner with the Firm’s Tax practice based in Richmond, Virginia. Walker will focus on meeting the taxation and growth needs of closely-held businesses, professional practices and high-net-worth individuals. He will also offer guidance in specialties like estate and trust matters, pass-thru entities, and entrepreneurial services. Staff members from Walker’s former practice will join the Firm’s downtown Richmond office and Cherry Bekaert will utilize Walker’s previous office location in the Innsbrook area of Richmond’s West End as an additional location from which Walker and Cherry. Read More.
Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting Featured in Richmond BizSense
Excerpted from Richmond BizSense January 16, 2014*: Health-care law means a new arm for firm Written by Brandy Brubaker A local accounting firm’s newest division has read all 10,000 pages of the Affordable Care Act so you don’t have to. Richmond-based Cherry Bekaert recently launched Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting (CBBC), which is geared toward helping clients wade through federal health-care reform legislation. Scott Moss “It’s one of the areas our clients, as a whole, have been asking a lot of questions about,” said Scott Moss, managing partner of Cherry Bekaert’s advisory services practice. Everyone from small-shop owners to giant corporations. Read More.
Cherry Bekaert Named “2013 Full Service CPA Firm of the Year”
Known as one of the nation’s largest accounting and consulting firms, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) has been named Acquisition International Magazine’s “2013 Full Service CPA Firm of the Year.” Published monthly in the United Kingdom, the magazine annually recognizes both individual and company achievements in the finance industry. Acquisition International Magazine also awards winners based on merit, commending those most deserving for their outstanding work. Nominated by the Firm’s clients and peers, Cherry Bekaert earned the “Full Service CPA Firm of the Year” recognition due to the Firm’s success, innovation and ethics across international business communities over the past. Read More.
Cherry Bekaert and Business North Carolina Release Top 40 North Carolina Mid-Market Companies List
Sponsored by Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the country’s largest CPA and consulting firms, Business North Carolina recently announced the “2013 Mid-Market Fast 40” list. Forty of North Carolina’s mid-size businesses were honored for their revenue growth and hiring achievements. The companies were recognized at a luncheon on October 24th at The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina, which featured an awards presentation and a round table discussion featuring representatives from five companies on the list. Companies were informed earlier this month of their position on Cherry Bekaert’s list. Movement Mortgage LLC in Charlotte, North. Read More.
Cherry Bekaert Forms Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting LLC to Help Companies Navigate the Affordable Care Act
Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), recognized nationally as a top public accounting and consulting firm, announces the establishment of Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting, LLC (“CBBC”). CBBC brings together top talent with a focus on assisting clients in navigating the complexities associated with implementation of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). CBBC will specialize in consultation, implementation and administrative services, and group health and welfare plans. The consulting firm will support companies in understanding the ACA, as well as develop long-term “Business Smart” plans to optimize their bottom line and generate growth. Additionally, the CBBC’s consultants are experienced in offering solutions for employee benefits and retirement plans,. Read More.
Deborah Walker Joins Cherry Bekaert as National Director of Compensation & Benefits Solutions
Respected as one of the country’s top accounting firms, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce Deborah Walker has joined as National Director of the Firm’s Compensation & Benefits Solutions group. In this capacity from the Firm’s Washington D.C. office, Walker will provide executives and employers guidance on short and long term incentive compensation arrangements, both domestically and internationally; tax controversy issues related to employment taxes and compensation items; qualified retirement plans; health benefits including healthcare reform; and other fringe benefits such as expense reimbursement arrangements concentrating on federal tax consequences and achieving strategic business goals. Recognized as a trusted. Read More.