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Cherry Bekaert Adds Valuation Services Team to Charlotte Office

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), a Top 25 accounting firm focused on providing assurance, tax and advisory services, has expanded its national valuation services practice with the addition of an experienced team of professionals who have spent the past four years working together in the valuation and business modeling practice at a Big Four accounting firm. Joining the Firm as a Principal, Zain Ahmed possesses over 15 years of valuation experience. Ahmed has managed and executed more than 300 engagements involving valuations of business enterprises and shareholders’ equity, real estate, inventory, and other assets for transaction pricing, financing, regulatory reporting and tax purposes, including. Read More.

Now Accepting Hampton Roads “Roaring 20” Nominations

Cherry Bekaert LLP, in partnership with Hampton Roads-based Inside Business magazine, is excited to announce nominations are currently being accepted for the 7th Annual Roaring 20 awards. The Roaring 20 program recognizes Hampton Roads’ fastest growing middle-market companies and their contributions to the region’s economy. An independent panel of local business leaders and university business leaders select honorees based on revenue and employee growth. In addition, nominated companies are evaluated on factors that resulted in company growth, challenges, obstacle overcome and projected long-term sustainability. Selected companies will be profiled in an Inside Business special report and honored at an awards banquet.. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Names Steven A. Wolf Partner

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is proud to announce that Steven A. Wolf has been promoted to Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Support Practice. Steve previously served as a Director in this Practice where he focuses on providing forensic and dispute resolution services to clients across the United States. With more than 25 years of professional consulting experience, Steve delivers valuable insights to our clients that are involved in complex, dispute matters to assist them to more effectively manage their overall financial risks. Steve previously assisted law firms, federal agencies and C-Suite executives on hundreds of disputed economic and forensic accounting matters involving. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Named one of South Carolina’s Best Places to Work

Nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP was recently named as one of the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina.” This eleventh annual program was created by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group. This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the top 60 employers in the state of South Carolina, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce, and businesses. To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements: Be a for-profit or nonprofit business or government entity Be a publicly or. Read More.

David Appel and Eddie Burke Re-Elected to Cherry Bekaert’s Executive Board

Nationally recognized accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce the re-election of Partners David W. Appel (Coral Gables, FL) and Edward “Eddie” T. Burke (Raleigh, NC) to its Executive Board. Announced at Cherry Bekaert’s annual Partners’ Meeting held on June 14-17, 2016, Appel and Burke will continue to serve on the seven-person panel responsible for the Firm’s management, operation and policies. The other members of the Executive Board include Firm Managing Partner and CEO  Howard J. Kies (Richmond, VA), and Partners   Stephen D. Farmer  (Augusta, GA),   Rob Martin  (Richmond, VA), Brooks E. Nelson  (Richmond, VA) and Cathie Stanton  (Tysons Corner, VA). As a Tax Partner, Appel provides comprehensive strategic tax planning services for closely-held entities, S. Read More.

Scott Duda Appointed to CED Board of Directors

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) would like to congratulate Scott Duda , Managing Partner of the Firm’s Raleigh practice, on his appointment to the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s (“CED”) 2016-2017 Board of Directors. As a director of the nation’s largest entrepreneurial network, Duda will further the CED’s mission of cultivating growth among North Carolina’s entrepreneurial companies. He will carry out this mission by providing resources and services to help entrepreneurial companies become highly successful businesses. Duda, along with other newly elected directors, will serve a two-year term on the CED Board beginning July 1. More on the CED’s 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Read More.

David Appel Selected as South Florida Power Leader

Cherry Bekaert Managing Partner David W. Appel has been named one of South Florida Business Journal’s 2016 Power Leaders in Law & Accounting. The annual list recognizes the top 100 law and accounting professionals in the region, as well as their contributions to the South Florida business community. Honorees were selected based on their leadership, innovation, and track record in their specialty areas. This is the first year David has made South Florida Business Journal’s Power Leaders in Law & Accounting list. In 2014 and 2015, he made the publication’s Power Leaders in Accounting list. Cherry Bekaert congratulates David and the other honorees of this year’s Power Leaders in Law & Accounting. Read More.

Melisa Galasso Recognized as Top 5 VSCPA Member Under 35

Cherry Bekaert Audit Senior Manager Melisa F. Galasso was recently selected as one of the 2016 “Top 5 Members Under 35” by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (“VSCPA”). The award recognizes VSCPA members under the age of 35 who have excelled in professional achievement, VSCPA chapter accomplishment, community contribution, and/or their dedication to the CPA profession. Melisa and the other selected members were honored at the Virginia CPA Honors & Awards ceremony during last month’s VSCPA Leaders’ Summit. Congratulations to Melisa on receiving this distinguished award.

Matt Grossman Joins Cherry Bekaert as Director of Finance & Accounting

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the largest accounting firms in the country, is excited to welcome Matthew “Matt” Grossman as the Director of Finance & Accounting. This newly established position will be located at the Firm’s headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. Reporting directly to Chief Administrative Officer Paul D. Fedorkowicz , Grossman will take the lead in setting and managing Cherry Bekaert’s annual budget and financial performance. He will be responsible for developing long-range financial planning, forecasting and modeling, conducting project-based financial analysis, and managing banking relationships. Grossman will also provide merger and acquisition support. “We anticipate Matt to provide strategic oversight. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Names Pamela White Controller

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the top public accounting and consulting firms in the country, is pleased to announce that Pamela White has been promoted to Controller. White previously served as the Firm’s Accounting Manager. Based in Cherry Bekaert’s Richmond headquarters, White will oversee and manage the Firm’s internal accounting efforts. She will be responsible for accounts payable and payroll, and the supervision of all internal accountants. Originally an accountant with the Firm, White has been with Cherry Bekaert for over 15 years. Before joining the Firm, she worked in the accounting department of three other companies. White. Read More.