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Cherry Bekaert Taps Paul Dayer to Advance Firm’s Audit and Assurance Strategy

In its efforts to continuously implement new strategic audit and assurance initiatives, Cherry Bekaert LLP  (“the Firm”) is delighted to add Paul A. Dayer as a Director within the Firm’s Audit practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. In this capacity, Dayer will serve as an audit and assurance tactical expert, and maintain client service and engagement management responsibilities for strategic clients. Previously a partner at a Western New York-based CPA firm, Dayer brings more than 40 years of experience in client services and audit practice management leadership to Cherry Bekaert. Throughout his career, he has guided clients in the areas of agreed upon procedures,. Read More.

Ryan Koppe Joins Cherry Bekaert’s Expanding Transaction Advisory Services Practice

Continuing the expansion of its Transaction Advisory Services practice , Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Koppe as a Senior Manager. Koppe will guide Cherry Bekaert’s clients in all aspects of due diligence involving merger and acquisition transactions. He will also assist in various post-merger integration activities, such as opening balance sheet preparation and purchase price allocations for companies in the manufacturing, distribution, real estate, construction, technology and life sciences industries. With more than 12 years of public accounting and transaction advisory experience, Koppe has undertaken buy-side and sell-side due diligence engagements concentrated on quality of earnings, quality of. Read More.

Warren Martin Joins Cherry Bekaert’s Growing Technology & Life Sciences Group

In a great step toward the expansion of its national Technology & Life Sciences group , Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is delighted to introduce the addition of Warren Martin as a Partner. Martin will also head the Technology & Life Sciences group for the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Possessing more than 30 years of professional services experience, Martin will advise technology and life sciences clients in transaction advisory, risk management and capital sourcing. He will also assist companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, operational reviews and exit strategies. “We couldn’t be more proud to have Warren lead our D.C.-based technology and life sciences. Read More.

Erik Horstmann Joins Cherry Bekaert as Managing Partner of Charlotte Practice

Regarded as one of the top public accounting firms in the nation, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) would like to welcome Erik Horstmann as Managing Partner of the Firm’s practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this capacity, he will oversee client relationships to ensure a coordinated and seamless service experience throughout the Charlotte market. With an emphasis in the manufacturing and distribution, and technology sector, Horstmann will specialize in guiding closely held and private equity-owned businesses to meet their growth objectives. His practice will focus on providing assurance and strategic management consulting services to middle market organizations. “It’s a pleasure to have. Read More.

Melisa Galasso Selected for American Institute of CPAs’ Leadership Academy

Cherry Bekaert LLP’s (“the Firm”) Melisa F. Galasso has been selected as one of 38 young Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) to participate in the American Institute of CPAs’ (“AICPA”; “the Institute”) sixth annual Leadership Academy in Durham, North Carolina, this fall. Galasso will join an exclusive group of rising stars in the accounting profession to learn strategic planning techniques and develop personal success skills for handling complex management challenges. Leadership Academy participants, all under age 36, will discuss pressing issues facing CPAs and the accounting profession with some of the profession’s most influential leaders, including AICPA Chairman Bill Balhoff, CPA, CGMA, and Barry. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Honored as One of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work”

As announced by SC Biz News and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Cherry Bekaert LLP has been recognized as one of the state’s 2014 “Best Places to Work” in the Large Employer category. As part of a multiyear initiative by SC Biz News and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the “Best Places to Work” program identifies and recognizes the state’s most innovative and top-notch employers. Surveyed by Best Companies Group, companies selected to the list were reviewed based on data collected from questionnaires issued to employers and their employees. Divided into Small-Medium Employer (15-249 U.S. employees) and Large. Read More.

CBBC’s 2014 Affordable Care Act Survey Results

After receiving hundreds of responses, Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting has reviewed the results of this year’s Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) Survey. Analyzing how companies are adapting to the provisions created by the ACA, the survey asked employers how the healthcare reform has impacted costs, hiring practices, medical plans and insurance benefits. Click here to read about the survey’s findings.

Jamie Byington Named to Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Governors

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the country’s top public accounting and consulting firms, would like to congratulate Jamie J. Byington on becoming a member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s (“the Chamber”) Board of Governors (“the Board”). As South Florida’s largest business organization, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce reaches more than 400,000 employees across Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach counties. Unanimously voted onto the Chamber’s Board of Governors, Byington will help support South Florida’s business community, as well as create and carry out the Chamber’s annual goals. One of her first possible actions as a Board member will. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting Issues Affordable Care Act Survey

Intended to gauge the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) impact around the country, Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting LLC (“CBBC”) is proud to announce the launch of its Affordable Care Act Survey (“ACA Survey”). The intention of the survey is to examine how the ACA is impacting employers and their business decisions. The questions cover topics such as hiring practices and insurance benefits, and the results will assist CBBC in understanding how companies are handling the uncertainty and ever-changing rules created by the ACA. Questions and expected findings from the CBBC’s ACA Survey include: Will the Affordable Care Act’s definition of a full-time employee (i.e. working 30. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Expands Talent in Transaction Advisory Services Practice

In response to the growing demand for its transaction advisory and due diligence services, nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert (“the Firm”), is pleased to announce the additions of Tim J. Koch , Michael Coppa and Brian T. Dermott . Based in the Firm’s Charlotte office, Tim will serve as a Partner, Michael as a Senior Manager and Brian as a Manager within the expanding Transaction Advisory Services practice. Cherry Bekaert’s Transaction Advisory Services practice consists of experienced financial and tax transaction professionals who specialize in middle market mergers and acquisitions. Team members have the unique ability to concentrate on the early identification of critical issues, understand key risk factors,. Read More.