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Cherry Bekaert Promotes April Adams to Partner

Nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is excited to announce that April Adams has been promoted to Partner in the Firm’s Government Services Group . Based in Cherry Bekaert’s Raleigh office, Adams was previously a Senior Manager within this industry group. A Certified Public Accountant licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina, Adams has spent her entire professional career at Cherry Bekaert. She possesses 15 years of experience providing attestation services to governmental and nonprofit clients. Local governments rely on Adams’ expertise in performing financial and compliance audits, including OMB Circular A-133 single audits requirements and Uniform Grant Guidance. In addition,. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert’s Matthew Brady Named Tax Partner

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the nation’s largest public accounting and consulting firms, is pleased to announce the promotion of Matthew “Matt” Brady to Tax Partner. Brady was previously a Senior Manager with the Firm. Sharing time between the Firm’s Richmond and Virginia Beach practices, Brady guides international, multi-state large corporations and high-net-worth individuals with tax planning and compliance matters. He is a member of Cherry Bekaert’s THInc practice and serves clients within Cherry Bekaert’s Industrial and Government Contractor services groups, specializing in large corporate and pass-thru entity tax compliance with added focus on state and local taxes, credits and incentives,. 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.