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Cherry Bekaert Promotes Three Professionals to Partner

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the nation’s leading public accounting and consulting firms, congratulates Brynn McNeil, CPA; Daniel Metzel, CPA ; and Matthew Socha, CPA , on their promotions to the Firm’s Partner group. Brynn McNeil is based in Cherry Bekaert’s Washington D.C. practice, and will serve as an Audit Partner. She will continue to lead clients in all phases of the audit process, including engagement planning, performance of audit tests and report writing. In particular, McNeil will provide audit and accounting services to government contractors, owner-managed businesses, nonprofit organizations and employee benefit plans. Since 2010, McNeil has provided clients guidance in documenting, evaluating. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert’s Steven Wolf Appointed as FICPA Conference Vice Chair

Nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert congratulates Steven Wolf, CPA, CFE, ABV/CFF, ASA , on his appointment to vice chair of the 2018 Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“FICPA”) Valuation, Forensic & Litigation Services Conference. The FICPA’s annual Business Valuation, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Services Conference is a statewide two-day event held every January in Fort Lauderdale. An estimated 175-200 Certified Public Accountants and other accounting professionals attend each year. The 2018 conference will be held January 11-12, 2018, at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North. A Partner with Cherry Bekaert’s Forensic and Litigation Services practice, Wolf served on the committee for the past two. Read More.

Chris Rux Promoted to Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Tampa Bay Practice

Nationally recognized, growth-oriented accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is excited to announce the promotion of  Christopher “Chris” Rux  to Managing Partner of the Firm’s Tampa Bay practice. Rux served as an Audit Partner with Cherry Bekaert prior to his promotion. Rux has been with the Firm since 2008, and currently serves as leader of its Florida Technology and Health & Life Sciences Industry Group. His experience includes guiding clients in the technology, life sciences, industrial, hospitality, entertainment and government contracting sectors. Rux’s assistance extends to diverse accounting matters such as revenue recognition, reporting requirements, audits and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Before joining Cherry. Read More.

Jason Hall Joins Cherry Bekaert’s Growing Raleigh-Durham Practice

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), recognized as one of the leading public accounting firms in the nation, is pleased to welcome Jason C. Hall, CPA , as a Tax Partner in the Firm’s expanding Raleigh-Durham practice. Hall brings to Cherry Bekaert over 15 years of public accounting experience. As Tax Partner, he will provide tax consulting and compliance services to promote the growth aspirations of middle-market businesses and high-net-worth individuals. He will advise clients in the real estate, healthcare, and venture capital sectors regarding tax minimization, complex transactions and accounting methods. In addition, Hall will serve as a member of THInc , Cherry Bekaert’s specialty. Read More.

Stephen Armbruster Joins Cherry Bekaert’s Hampton Roads Practice

Nationally recognized, growth-oriented public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is proud to announce the addition of Stephen Armbruster, CPA , as an Audit Partner with the Firm’s Hampton Roads practice. In his capacity as Audit Partner, Armbruster will provide audit, accounting and business advisory guidance to growing middle-market clients in the Hampton Roads area on diverse accounting and financial reporting matters. In particular, he will guide clients from the real estate and industrial sectors regarding matters such as revenue recognition and business combinations. Armbruster will also utilize his 10 years of public accounting experience to assist private and public companies with. Read More.

David Appel Featured in Miami Today

Cherry Bekaert LLP’s David W. Appel was featured in a profile this week for Miami Today. The interview focuses on Appel’s journey to becoming the Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s South Florida practice, and how he leverages that role to help grow the practice. Appel also discusses the impact technology has had in the workforce, and why he views the growth of Cherry Bekaert’s associates as the most important part of his job. Possessing over 30 years of experience, Appel provides tax planning and consulting services to publicly-traded and privately-held businesses. Video of Appel’s interview  is available on Miami Today’s YouTube channel.

Stephanie Neal Named Cherry Bekaert Chief Human Resources Officer

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the nation’s top public accounting firms, is delighted to welcome Stephanie P. Neal as the Firm’s new Chief Human Resources Officer. Neal brings to Cherry Bekaert over 20 years of human resources experience. As Chief Human Resources Officer, she will employ her collaborative leadership style to provide Cherry Bekaert guidance in improving organizational strategy, developing operational effectiveness, and elevating team performance. In addition, Neal will offer proactive solutions and sound practices that support the Firm’s strategic growth. Throughout Neal’s career, she has consulted with companies nationwide in the professional services, healthcare, manufacturing, service/retail, telecommunication, education,. Read More.

Melisa Galasso and Jonathan Kraftchick Receive NCACPA Awards

Cherry Bekaert (“the Firm”) congratulates Melisa Galasso, CPA , and Jonathan Kraftchick, CPA, for being selected as two of 31 recipients of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants’ (“NCACPA”) 5.0 Speaker Award for 2016-2017. Both are past winners of this prestigious award. The 5.0 Speaker Award is part of the NCACPA’s annual Discussion Leader awards, which recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the accounting profession and community. Other awards include the Outstanding Conference Speaker Award, the Outstanding Seminar Speaker Award, the Don Farmer Award, the Outstanding Professional Speaker Award, and the Terry R. Alexander New Speaker Award. Recipients will be. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Launches Technology Solutions Group

Nationally recognized CPA and consulting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is proud to announce the launch of its Technology Solutions Group , established to meet the growing technology and business intelligence needs of the Firm’s clients. The group will be spearheaded by newly hired Managing Director Toby Stansell and Director Jim Holman. Toby Stansell joins Cherry Bekaert after serving as the President and Chief Operating Officer of a boutique technology consulting firm. In his new role as a Managing Director with the Firm’s Technology Solutions group, he will advise clients as to how they can apply and leverage technology to improve their operational and. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Welcomes New Assurance & Advisory Partner Chase Wright

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the largest CPA and consulting firms in the country, is proud to welcome Chase Wright as a new Assurance and Advisory Partner with the Firm’s Tampa practice. In this capacity, Wright will work with middle-market public corporations, private equity-backed businesses and private companies in the technology, life sciences, health services, manufacturing and distribution industries. He will also be a member of THInc , the Firm’s specialty practice that focuses on guiding and helping clients maximize opportunities for innovation in the Technology, Health & Life Sciences and Industrial sectors. Wright has more than 20 years of experience. Read More.