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Cherry Bekaert and Business North Carolina Accepting Nominations for 2016 FAST 40 Program

Nationally recognized accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP and Business North Carolina magazine are excited to announce that nominations are currently being accepted for the 2016 North Carolina Mid-Market FAST 40 (“NC FAST 40”) list. For the sixth consecutive year, the NC FAST 40 honors growing middle-market companies that have contributed to job creation throughout North Carolina and the expansion of the state’s economy. The top 40 selected companies will be honored at the Gala Event later this fall and featured in Business North Carolina’s November issue. To be considered for the NC FAST 40, nominated middle-market companies must meet the following criteria: Be. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Welcomes Nick Stone as Risk Advisory Services Director

Enhancing the guidance provided by its Risk Advisory Services group, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is proud to announce the addition of Nick Stone as a Director in the Firm’s Raleigh office. In this capacity, Stone will support companies in the implementation of enterprise risk management programs through the optimization of internal control systems and actionable enterprise data. He will provide clients in the industrial and technology sectors a range of advisory and assurance services, including financial system and process design, business intelligence solution delivery, internal audit co-sourcing and internal control assessment. Stone will also leverage his expertise to assist clients with IT general controls, post-acquisition integration, SSAE. Read More.

Nominations Open for South Carolina Roaring Twenties Program

Together with SC Biz News, nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is proud to once again sponsor the annual Roaring Twenties program, which honors the fastest growing companies in South Carolina. Similar to the Firm’s North Carolina Mid-Market FAST 40 program, the Roaring Twenties recognizes the top 20 small and middle-market South Carolina businesses that have contributed to the state’s economic growth. Selected companies will be divided into “Small” ($10 million and under) and “Large” (over $10 million) categories, and ranked according to their revenue growth over a one-year period. Dollar and percentage increases will be considered. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Ranked Eighth Largest Accounting Firm in Tampa Bay

Cherry Bekaert LLP is excited to be honored by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as the eighth largest accounting firm in the Tampa Bay area for 2016. Announced in the release of Tampa Bay Business Journal’s annual Top Accounting Firms list, the ranking is based on the number of local accounting professionals. Firm representatives provided data for the list, which was compiled by the publication’s research director, Chris Erickson. The Top Accounting Firms list was published in the February 19 issue of the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Cherry Bekaert Named one of the Top 20 Accounting Firms in Washington D.C.

Recognized as one of the top accounting and consulting firms in the country, Cherry Bekaert LLP is honored to be ranked 18th on Washington Business Journal’s Top Accounting Firms list for 2016. Researched and compiled by research director Carolyn M. Proctor, the Washington Business Journal’s Top Accounting Firms list is part of the publication’s annual Book of Lists for sales prospecting, job searching, fundraising and business research in the metro Washington, D.C., area. Rankings of the list are based on the number of metro-area professionals. The Top Accounting Firms list was published in the February 12 edition of the Washington. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Named one of Atlanta’s Top 10 Accounting Firms

Cherry Bekaert LLP, one of the nation’s largest CPA and consulting firms, is honored to be ranked tenth on Atlanta’s Top 25 Accounting Firms list for 2016 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Ranked by number of professionals in Atlanta, the Top 25 Accounting Firms list is part of the annual Book of Lists by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Rankings are based on responses to Atlanta Business Chronicle surveys and compiled by Patsy Conn, the publication’s research director. The Top 25 Accounting Firms list was published in the February 19 issue.

Jim Fowler Joins as Tax Partner in Cherry Bekaert’s Charlotte Practice

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the country’s top public accounting firms, is delighted to welcome James A. Fowler, Jr. , as a Tax Partner in the Firm’s Charlotte practice. In this role, Fowler will support publically-traded and privately-held middle market companies with tax planning, merger and acquisition, consolidated C corporation and IRS audit defense matters. Specifically, he will provide guidance in tax minimization strategies, consolidated filings, accounting method changes and tax compliance to corporate clients within the industrial, retail, technology and life sciences, and financial services sectors. “Jim will be instrumental in supporting our middle market clients by providing comprehensive tax services. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Adds Cristian Nieto to Expanding South Florida Practice

Reflecting the continuous growth of its South Florida practice, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce the addition of Cristian N. Nieto as a Partner in the Firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. In this capacity, Nieto will provide guidance to domestic and international companies in regard to auditing and assurance services, and mergers and acquisitions. Experienced in working with investment funds, private and publicly traded companies, partnerships and closely held businesses, he will advise in the preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, International Financial Reporting Standards and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Throughout his public. Read More.

Cathie Stanton Examines the Concept of Economic Nexus

In the December 2015 edition of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (“AICPA”) magazine, The Tax Adviser, Cherry Bekaert’s Cathie Stanton is a featured contributor. In her column, “The Increasing Compliance Burden of Economic Nexus ,” Stanton discusses how states have begun enacting statutes that impose the economic nexus concept. States highlighted include New York, Tennessee and Washington. Stanton also offers taxpayers advice regarding how to determine economic nexus. Stanton is the National Leader of Cherry Bekaert’s State & Local Tax Services Group . Her Tax Adviser column is available on the AICPA Web site.

Melisa Galasso in VSCPA’s Disclosures Magazine

Cherry Bekaert Audit Senior Manager Melisa Galasso is a contributing writer in the January/February 2016 edition of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (“VSCPA”) Disclosures magazine. In her article, “Big Changes Ahead in Nonprofit Financials” , Galasso discusses Proposed Accounting Standard Update No. 2015-230, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958) and Health Care Entities (Topic 954), Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. Issued in April 2015 by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the proposal represents the biggest changes to nonprofit financial statements in over 20 years. Galasso’s article takes an in-depth look at the proposed amendments, as well as the FASB’s outreach efforts to issue the final guidance.. Read More.