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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.

Cherry Bekaert Recognized as Top 5 South Florida Practice

For the second consecutive year, Cherry Bekaert’s South Florida practice has placed in the top five on the Accounting Firms by South Florida Billings list. Announced on Friday by the South Florida Business Journal, the annual list ranks the South Florida region’s top 25 accounting firms based on their gross billings. Gilberto Medina, a research director for South Florida Business Journal, researched and ranked the businesses on this year’s list. For the entire 2017 Accounting Firms by South Florida Billings list , visit the South Florida Business Journal website.

Amanda Adams Joins Cherry Bekaert to Lead Nonprofit Tax Services Group

Nationally acclaimed public accounting and consulting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce the addition of Amanda M. Adams, CPA , as Managing Director and National Leader of the Firm’s Nonprofit Tax Services. Adams will be based in Cherry Bekaert’s Atlanta practice. As National Leader of the Firm’s Nonprofit Tax Services group, Adams will provide tax compliance and consulting oversight to all of Cherry Bekaert’s tax-exempt clients. Her responsibilities include keeping clients up-to-date on the latest industry trends through continuous monitoring of legislative and regulatory developments. She will guide various tax-exempt organizations including educational institutions, charitable and religious organizations, along with. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert’s Cloud Solutions Practice Joins NetSuite Solution Provider Program

Nationally recognized public accounting and consulting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is excited to announce that the Firm’s Cloud Solutions practice has joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program, a leading cloud channel partner initiative. The new partnership allows Cherry Bekaert’s Cloud Solutions practice to transform its business model to capitalize on the revenue growth opportunity of the cloud. The NetSuite partnership will also provide clients improved efficiency and productivity in financial operations; compliance with revenue recognition, tax and reporting requirements; and real-time visibility into consolidated financial results. A press release on the partnership is available on the PR Newswire website.

Nominations Open for the 8th Annual Roaring 20

To honor the region’s fastest growing companies that are making significant contributions to our local economy, Inside Business and Cherry Bekaert LLP are once again pleased to partner on the 8th Annual Roaring 20 award. The award, which honors Hampton Roads’ most dynamic businesses, is based on revenue and employee growth. Honorees will be featured in an Inside Business special report and honored at an awards banquet. Anyone associated with a successful, local business can nominate a company if the business meets the eligibility requirements. Self-nominations are also accepted and encouraged. It just takes a few minutes to fill out the. Read More.