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 serve the growing business needs of our clients,” said Steve Hancock, former Managing Shareholder with TKTK and new Cherry Bekaert Partner. “Cherry Bekaert’s stellar reputation and dedication to middle market companies made the Firm a perfect fit for our people and our clients.”

Formed in 1917, TKTK was established with the vision of helping its clients achieve their goals and committed to the principles of excellence and high integrity. The professionals at TKTK were dedicated to the belief that their clients’ success created their success. This commitment to the client, along with a well-earned reputation for quality, trustworthiness and effectiveness, helped TKTK become one of the largest independent accounting and consulting firms in North Carolina.

“Cherry Bekaert will incorporate the talents and expertise of the former TKTK shareholders and professionals into our existing industry groups and specialty practice areas of real estate, construction, technology, life sciences, entrepreneurial advisory and high-end tax consulting,” noted Howard Kies, Firm Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert. “Expanding the depth of our talent in the Raleigh-Durham area is a key strategic growth initiative for our Firm.”

These Partners and the professional staff from TKTK joining Cherry Bekaert will continue to operate out of their current 3400 Croasdaile Drive location in Durham.