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Scott Duda Appointed to CED Board of Directors

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) would like to congratulate Scott Duda , Managing Partner of the Firm’s Raleigh practice, on his appointment to the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s (“CED”) 2016-2017 Board of Directors. As a director of the nation’s largest entrepreneurial network, Duda will further the CED’s mission of cultivating growth among North Carolina’s entrepreneurial companies. He will carry out this mission by providing resources and services to help entrepreneurial companies become highly successful businesses. Duda, along with other newly elected directors, will serve a two-year term on the CED Board beginning July 1. More on the CED’s 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Read More.

David Appel Selected as South Florida Power Leader

Cherry Bekaert Managing Partner David W. Appel has been named one of South Florida Business Journal’s 2016 Power Leaders in Law & Accounting. The annual list recognizes the top 100 law and accounting professionals in the region, as well as their contributions to the South Florida business community. Honorees were selected based on their leadership, innovation, and track record in their specialty areas. This is the first year David has made South Florida Business Journal’s Power Leaders in Law & Accounting list. In 2014 and 2015, he made the publication’s Power Leaders in Accounting list. Cherry Bekaert congratulates David and the other honorees of this year’s Power Leaders in Law & Accounting. Read More.

Melisa Galasso Recognized as Top 5 VSCPA Member Under 35

Cherry Bekaert Audit Senior Manager Melisa F. Galasso was recently selected as one of the 2016 “Top 5 Members Under 35” by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (“VSCPA”). The award recognizes VSCPA members under the age of 35 who have excelled in professional achievement, VSCPA chapter accomplishment, community contribution, and/or their dedication to the CPA profession. Melisa and the other selected members were honored at the Virginia CPA Honors & Awards ceremony during last month’s VSCPA Leaders’ Summit. Congratulations to Melisa on receiving this distinguished award.

Matt Grossman Joins Cherry Bekaert as Director of Finance & Accounting

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the largest accounting firms in the country, is excited to welcome Matthew “Matt” Grossman as the Director of Finance & Accounting. This newly established position will be located at the Firm’s headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. Reporting directly to Chief Administrative Officer Paul D. Fedorkowicz , Grossman will take the lead in setting and managing Cherry Bekaert’s annual budget and financial performance. He will be responsible for developing long-range financial planning, forecasting and modeling, conducting project-based financial analysis, and managing banking relationships. Grossman will also provide merger and acquisition support. “We anticipate Matt to provide strategic oversight. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Names Pamela White Controller

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the top public accounting and consulting firms in the country, is pleased to announce that Pamela White has been promoted to Controller. White previously served as the Firm’s Accounting Manager. Based in Cherry Bekaert’s Richmond headquarters, White will oversee and manage the Firm’s internal accounting efforts. She will be responsible for accounts payable and payroll, and the supervision of all internal accountants. Originally an accountant with the Firm, White has been with Cherry Bekaert for over 15 years. Before joining the Firm, she worked in the accounting department of three other companies. White. Read More.

Anna Townsend Selected as “40 Under Forty” Honoree

Cherry Bekaert’s Anna Townsend has been selected as a 2016 “40 Under Forty” honoree by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (“NACVA”). A Senior Manager with the Firm’s Valuation Services group, Anna is being recognized for exemplifying the brightest emerging leaders in the country’s valuation industry. She will be honored at next month’s NACVA conference in San Diego. Congratulations to Anna on this major achievement, as well as her contributions to the valuation field.

Cherry Bekaert and Business North Carolina Accepting Nominations for 2016 FAST 40 Program

Nationally recognized accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP and Business North Carolina magazine are excited to announce that nominations are currently being accepted for the 2016 North Carolina Mid-Market FAST 40 (“NC FAST 40”) list. For the sixth consecutive year, the NC FAST 40 honors growing middle-market companies that have contributed to job creation throughout North Carolina and the expansion of the state’s economy. The top 40 selected companies will be honored at the Gala Event later this fall and featured in Business North Carolina’s November issue. To be considered for the NC FAST 40, nominated middle-market companies must meet the following criteria: Be. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Welcomes Nick Stone as Risk Advisory Services Director

Enhancing the guidance provided by its Risk Advisory Services group, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is proud to announce the addition of Nick Stone as a Director in the Firm’s Raleigh office. In this capacity, Stone will support companies in the implementation of enterprise risk management programs through the optimization of internal control systems and actionable enterprise data. He will provide clients in the industrial and technology sectors a range of advisory and assurance services, including financial system and process design, business intelligence solution delivery, internal audit co-sourcing and internal control assessment. Stone will also leverage his expertise to assist clients with IT general controls, post-acquisition integration, SSAE. Read More.

Nominations Open for South Carolina Roaring Twenties Program

Together with SC Biz News, nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is proud to once again sponsor the annual Roaring Twenties program, which honors the fastest growing companies in South Carolina. Similar to the Firm’s North Carolina Mid-Market FAST 40 program, the Roaring Twenties recognizes the top 20 small and middle-market South Carolina businesses that have contributed to the state’s economic growth. Selected companies will be divided into “Small” ($10 million and under) and “Large” (over $10 million) categories, and ranked according to their revenue growth over a one-year period. Dollar and percentage increases will be considered. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Ranked Eighth Largest Accounting Firm in Tampa Bay

Cherry Bekaert LLP is excited to be honored by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as the eighth largest accounting firm in the Tampa Bay area for 2016. Announced in the release of Tampa Bay Business Journal’s annual Top Accounting Firms list, the ranking is based on the number of local accounting professionals. Firm representatives provided data for the list, which was compiled by the publication’s research director, Chris Erickson. The Top Accounting Firms list was published in the February 19 issue of the Tampa Bay Business Journal.