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North Carolina Mid-Market FAST 40 Program Accepting Nominations

Created by nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) and presented by Business North Carolina magazine, the North Carolina Mid-Market FAST 40 (“FAST 40”) is now accepting nominations from companies for the 2014 list. Recognizing the successes of North Carolina’s middle-market companies, the annual FAST 40 program honors leading contributors to revenue and employment growth throughout the state. If selected, the top 40 honorees will be invited to an awards luncheon later this year and included in an editorial feature for the Business North Carolina magazine’s December issue. To be eligible for a nomination, middle-market companies must:. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Welcomes Derrick Sturisky as Risk Advisory Principal

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the country’s largest accounting and consulting firms, is proud to announce  Derrick Sturisky  has joined the Firm as a Principal in the Risk Advisory Group. Sturisky will offer the Firm’s clients significant capability in building Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Operating Frameworks that support in reducing risk, increasing confidence, upgrading compliance, improving performance and/or lowering cost. He has led a number of global transformational projects, and has extensive experience in ERM, project risk, governance, risk appetite, risk reporting, risk training, incident management/business resiliency and optimization of risk within specific business domains. Sturisky also has substantial. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Recognizes Technology Innovators

Cherry Bekaert is proud to return as the leading sponsor for the Technology Association of Georgia’s 2014 Annual Summit. This year’s event will feature 40 of the state’s leading technology innovators. We are offering a preview of the companies that will be featured on Wednesday, March 26th at the Cobb Galleria Center. Congratulations to all our clients and friends of Cherry Bekaert that have received this accomplishment. Those companies with an asterisk next to their name have been recognized as the Top 10 among this year’s innovators.

T.J. Way Joins as Director with Cherry Bekaert’s Tax Practice

Recognized as one of the nation’s top public accounting and consulting firms, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is delighted to announce the addition of Thomas John (“T.J.”) Way as a Director in the Firm’s Tax practice. An expert in tax planning and consulting services, T.J. will serve entrepreneurial clients in the real estate, construction and professional services industries. From Cherry Bekaert’s Greenville, South Carolina, office, he will offer guidance on various business concerns such as tax and accounting, business valuation and exit strategy. “T.J. has a penchant for creating reliable financial projections and breaking down the complexities of tax calculations for clients,” said Mark H. Cooter ,. Read More.

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.