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Cherry Bekaert Enters Nashville Market with Strategic Acquisition

Frasier, Dean & Howard, PLLC to Join Top 25 Accounting Firm Richmond, VA (November 1, 2017) – Nationally acclaimed consulting and accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Frasier, Dean & Howard, PLLC (“FDH”), one of Nashville’s largest certified public accounting firms. This strategic joining of forces expands Cherry Bekaert’s service footprint into the Nashville, Tennessee, market. In combining with FDH, Cherry Bekaert enters the Nashville market as one of the ten largest CPA and consulting firms servicing Middle Tennessee, with eleven partners and more than 50 associates in the new Nashville practice.. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Elects Michelle L. Thompson as Firm Managing Partner

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), a growth-oriented, nationally recognized public accounting and consulting firm, is proud to announce the election of Michelle L. Thompson, CPA, as Firm Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. Voted in at the Firm’s annual Partners’ Meeting on October 18, 2017, Thompson will transition from her current position as Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Assurance Services practice and assume her new role effective May 1, 2018. “I am thankful to all the leaders of the past and present who have built this Firm, and I am honored to have been selected by the Partnership to lead the Firm into the future,” states Thompson, who is. Read More.

Kirk Hesser Joins Cherry Bekaert as New National Leader for Transfer Pricing

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), recognized as one of the leading public accounting firms in the nation, is pleased to welcome Kirk A. Hesser,MS,  as a Managing Director in the Firm’s growing Atlanta practice. As the National Leader of its Transfer Pricing Services group, Hesser will manage an experienced team of economists and tax professionals in serving the transfer pricing and international tax needs of the Firm’s multinational clients. Hesser has extensive knowledge and background assisting clients with transfer planning and savings strategies, global transfer pricing compliance documentation, transfer pricing controversy defense, and partnering with industry and outside legal advisors defending and structuring. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Announces Chris Neal as New Tax Partner in Richmond Practice

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), recognized as one of the leading public accounting firms in the nation, is pleased to welcome Christopher C. Neal, CPA, as a Tax Partner in the Firm’s expanding corporate headquarters in Richmond. In his role as a Tax Partner, Neal will advise clients in the areas of tax minimization strategies, tax implications of business transactions and tax provision compliance. He will also serve as a member of THInc, Cherry Bekaert’s specialty practice that provides innovative solutions to clients in the industrial, technology and health & life sciences sectors. Neal focuses his practice on clients in the industrial, real estate, construction. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Celebrates Volunteer Week 2017

In late July, 560 Partners and associates of nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) participated in the Firm’s second-annual Volunteer Week. Every office in all of Cherry Bekaert’s markets throughout the Southeast participated. Reflecting this year’s theme of “Making a Difference in the Lives of our Youth,” Cherry Bekaert Volunteer Week 2017 included Firm associates volunteering at Ronald McDonald Houses, Boys & Girls Clubs, Junior Achievement, United Way, and numerous local parks, schools and camps. Associates engaged in activities such as networking with at-risk high school students, building a recreation area for a community park, painting. Read More.

Steve Ursillo, Jr. Joins Cherry Bekaert to Lead Cybersecurity Practice

Nationally acclaimed public accounting and consulting firm, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), is pleased to announce that Steve Ursillo, Jr. , has joined as the National Leader of the Firm’s Information Assurance & Cybersecurity practice. As the leader of the Information Assurance & Cybersecurity practice , Ursillo will direct go-to-market and client development strategies, while expanding and developing the information security team that our clients demand. In addition, he will serve as a Partner for both the Assurance and Advisory service lines at Cherry Bekaert. Steve brings with him to the Firm a team of four cybersecurity and information technology (“IT”) professionals. “Steve is a nationally recognized speaker. Read More.

Jessica Barnes Joins Cherry Bekaert as Director of Business Development

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., is happy to welcome Jessica Barnes as their Director of Business Development. She will focus on identifying and developing business with new and existing clients for the Firm in the Richmond and Hampton Roads markets. Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Jessica was the Business Lead Partner for Vaco Richmond LLC, a nationwide consulting and executive search firm. In this role, she was primarily responsible for leading the business development efforts for the accounting and finance teams. Jessica also worked in the Richmond audit practice. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Receives HITRUST Designation

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is proud to announce that the Firm is now an authorized HITRUST CSF Assessor. Approved by HITRUST, CSF Assessors are organizations that perform assessment and services related to the CSF Assurance Program and the HITRUST CSF. The most widely-used security framework in the country’s healthcare industry, HITRUST CSF incorporates an organization’s existing security requirements. HITRUST CSF was created in partnership with healthcare and information security professionals.

Cherry Bekaert Raleigh Practice Named One of the Best Places to Work

Triangle Business Journal recently selected Cherry Bekaert’s Raleigh practice as one of the Triangle’s “Best Places to Work” for 2017. Based on an employee survey conducted by Quantum Workplace, the annual award highlights the top 50 businesses in the Triangle region. To be honored, nominated companies had to meet a percentage threshold in employee participation of completing the survey. Cherry Bekaert and the other winners will be honored at an awards luncheon hosted at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Morrisville, North Carolina, on Friday, September 22. A slideshow of the 2017 “Best Places to Work” winners is available on the Triangle Business Journal’s website.

Cherry Bekaert Wealth Management Welcomes Financial Advisor Andy Szkaradek

Cherry Bekaert Wealth Management , a division of nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP, is proud to announce the hiring of Andy Szkaradek, CFP ® , as a Financial Advisor. In this role out of Cherry Bekaert’s South Florida practice, Szkaradek will provide high-net-worth individuals, corporate executives, and business owners’ guidance on investment management and wealth management matters. His guidance will include preserving and growing wealth, planning for retirement, evaluating and preparing for growth of private businesses, and evaluating clients’ risk management needs. “As a Certified Financial Planner™, Andy brings over 20 years of financial planning and wealth management experience.  Andy will contribute to the expansion. Read More.