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Cherry Bekaert Adds Yoli Martinez-Nadal as Partner in Expanding Technology & Life Sciences Group

Enhancing the corporate tax practice of its local Technology & Life Sciences Group in Washington, D.C., nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is delighted to welcome Yolimar “Yoli” Martinez-Nadal as a Tax Partner. In this capacity, Martinez-Nadal will advise clients within the Firm’s Technology & Life Sciences industry group on tax structuring, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and financial reporting under ASC 740 provisions. She will focus her efforts on companies with complex international operations, including the coordination and planning required for balancing domestic and international tax strategies, and offer expertise on matters regarding choice of entity, capitalization and maximizing net operating loss usage.. Read More.

Partner Richard Hedley Relocates to Cherry Bekaert’s Blue Ridge Practice

Adding to the tax and advisory services offered by its Virginia Blue Ridge practice, nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is proud to announce that Partner Richard E. Hedley, Jr. , has moved to the Firm’s Roanoke, Virginia, office. Previously located at Cherry Bekaert’s Tampa Bay office, Hedley brings over 15 years of tax planning, compliance and advisory services experience to the Virginia Blue Ridge practice. In addition, he will continue to assist in various consulting engagements for closely held entities, S corporations, partnerships, LLCs and individuals within the residential and commercial construction, manufacturing and hospitality industries. “After guiding clients. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Welcomes John T. Jobe V as Assurance Partner

Adding to the expertise and services offered by its Assurance group , nationally recognized accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is delighted to announce the addition of John T. Jobe V as a Partner. Previously an audit senior manager at a Big Four firm, Jobe’s new role will be based in Cherry Bekaert’s headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. As a Partner, he will advise clients on auditing and accounting services compliant with Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) requirements; generally accepted auditing standards (U.S. GAAS); generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”); International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”); and statutory accounting principles. Additionally,. Read More.

Michael Smith Joins as Director in Cherry Bekaert’s Atlanta Practice

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the nation’s top public accounting and consulting firms, is proud to welcome Michael Anthony Smith as a Director within the Firm’s Atlanta practice. In this capacity, Smith will provide comprehensive tax services to public and privately owned companies, with a focus on providing tax solutions to clients in the middle market. Offering core tax compliance expertise and assisting with cost effective tax outsourcing arrangements, he specializes in the areas of federal and multistate compliance, large corporate tax, tax risk analysis, state credits and incentives, and unclaimed property. With a public accounting career spanning over 25 years,. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Expands Presence in Raleigh-Durham Market

Cherry Bekaert LLP, one of the largest accounting firms in the nation, is pleased to announce the addition of approximately 17 professionals in the Raleigh-Durham market. Effective January 1, 2015, Cherry Bekaert acquired the local CPA firm of Thomas, Knight, Trent, King and Company (TKTK). With this addition, the Raleigh practice of Cherry Bekaert includes more than 105 professionals, solidifying the Firm as one of the largest CPA firms serving the Raleigh-Durham area. Former TKTK Shareholders joining Cherry Bekaert as Partners include Pamela Brinkley , Ronnie Eubanks and Steve Hancock . “With the larger service platform of a $150M+ revenue firm, we are better positioned to. Read More.

Three Tax Partners Join Cherry Bekaert’s Expanding South Florida Practice

As part of the continued growth of its South Florida practice , nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to welcome Stephen Danner , Lourdes De Los Santos and Michael DeSiato as Tax Partners to the Firm’s Coral Gables office. Formerly with CBIZ Inc. and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., Danner and DeSiato join Cherry Bekaert after a recent acquisition that also included 23 associates. Prior to her arrival, De Los Santos was a tax director at a national public accounting firm. “As we continue our expansion efforts in the South Florida market, it is essential for the Firm to have professionals with a strong connection to our local communities,”. Read More.

Retired Cherry Bekaert Partner Appointed to NASBA Board of Directors

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) would like to congratulate former Audit Partner Walter C. Davenport on his appointment of Chair to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s (“NASBA”) Board of Directors. Inaugurated into office earlier this month during NASBA’s 107th Annual Meeting, Davenport becomes the second African-American elected to head the organization. As the new Chair of NASBA’s Board of Directors, he will oversee the regulation of accounting across the country’s 55 jurisdictions. Commenting on the inauguration, Howard J. Kies , Firm Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Cherry Bekaert, stated how proud the Firm is of Davenport’s prestigious appointment.. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Expands Presence in South Florida

Cherry Bekaert LLP, one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the nation, is pleased to announce the addition of 25 professionals to its South Florida regional practice. Cherry Bekaert is adding two Partners and 23 associates formerly with the Miami office of CBIZ, Inc. and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. As a nationally recognized, growth-oriented CPA firm, Cherry Bekaert’s South Florida practice has been on a strong growth trajectory with more than 140 professionals and more than $30 million in annual revenue. Joining Cherry Bekaert are Partners Steve Danner and Michael DeSiato. They, along with the new staff members,. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Names Ten New Partners

Announcing one its largest groups of internal promotions, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) would like to recognize Senior Managers Tara A. Edwards , Jennifer C. Heath , Richard E. Hedley, Jr. , Christopher L. Lewis , Jeffery M. Olender , Aaron Parris , Christopher Rux , Adam Salvia , Dara M. Simon and Michael Valerio  on their admission to the Firm’s Partner group, effective November 1, 2014. Joining Cherry Bekaert in 2004, Tara A. Edwards is a member of the Firm’s Risk Advisory Services group. With over 15 years of experience, she provides audit and consulting assistance to clients with internal controls, fraud prevention and compliance. Based in Raleigh, Edwards serves government, nonprofit and various commercial entities, as well as government contractors with accounting issues related to. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert’s Melisa Galasso Completes 2014 AICPA Leadership Academy Program

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) would like to congratulate Melisa F. Galasso for her inclusion in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (“AICPA”) 2014 Leadership Academy graduating class. An Audit Professional Practices Senior Manager at the Firm, Galasso was one of 37 Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) that recently completed the Leadership Academy’s four-day program in Durham, North Carolina. As part of the program, she engaged in leadership development sessions with influential leaders such as AICPA Chairman Bill Balhoff, and AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon. Along with other attendees, Galasso also discussed issues currently facing the accounting profession and the approach CPAs. Read More.