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Christine Slate Joins Cherry Bekaert Wealth Management as Chief Compliance Officer

Cherry Bekaert Wealth Management LLC , a subdivision of nationally recognized accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), is pleased to welcome Christine M. Slate as its new Chief Compliance Officer. In this role, Slate will be primarily responsible for Cherry Bekaert’s overall compliance efforts. Her duties will include serving as the key liaison with regulatory agencies and third-party service providers including legal counsel, broker-dealers and custodians. Additionally, she will safeguard proper due diligence on Firm vendors, secure licensing for the Firm and its employees, manage insurance policy and bond needs, and coordinate all legal and corporate governance matters. “Christine will leverage her expertise in customer service and operations management, compliance,. Read More.

Michael East Joins Cherry Bekaert as Manager in the Fraud & Forensics Services Practice

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the largest CPA and consulting firms in the nation, is excited to announce the addition of Michael B. East to the Firm’s Fraud & Forensics Services practice . Based in Cherry Bekaert’s Raleigh practice, East will share his expertise with complex and multi-jurisdictional fraud and financial crime investigations to assist in leading the Firm’s Fraud & Forensics practice. In particular, he will focus on the areas of forensic accounting and analysis, fraud investigation and detection, litigation support and fraud risk advisory services. A Certified Fraud Examiner with over 28 years of experience, East has been involved in the investigation and analysis. Read More.

Sheila Ahler Named to 100 Influential People in Accounting List

In celebration of  the organization’s 100th anniversary, the South Carolina Association of CPAs’ 100 Year Committee has selected 100 Influential People in Accounting to be honored for their contributions to the Association over the past 100 years. Cherry Bekaert Partner Sheila Ahler has been named as one of the group of 100.  She has been a member of SCACPA for over 35 years and prior to moving to North Carolina, she held numerous committee and task force positions at the organization. She served on the Board for two terms and as chair in 2002. During a traumatic period for the profession, Sheila served as the media spokesman. Read More.

Brian Dill Joins Cherry Bekaert as National Leader of International Tax

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the largest CPA and consulting firms in the country, is proud to welcome Brian Dill as a Tax Principal and the leader of the Firm’s International Tax practice. In this capacity, Brian will utilize Cherry Bekaert’s global resources to lead in the development and delivery of customized tax solutions for the Firm’s middle market clients. Specifically, he will focus on the international tax and accounting needs of growth-oriented companies in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, as well as those in the technology, software, and health and life sciences industries. With 20 years of experience, Dill. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert’s Victor Miesel Recognized as Top Global Transfer Pricing Expert

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the nation’s top public accounting firms, congratulates Victor H. Miesel for being named one of the top global transfer pricing experts by Euromoney’s 2015 Guide to the World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers (“the Guide”). Published bi-annually, the Guide is the culmination of an extensive process involving candidate nomination, independent research, selection and peer review. Its purpose is to provide guidance for individuals, corporations and law firms who require access to the world’s leading practitioners in various practice areas. For a 12th consecutive time, Miesel is recognized for his knowledge of, and experience in, specialized international tax. Read More.

Eileen J. Kennedy Joins Cherry Bekaert as Client Experience Director

Facilitating the ongoing efforts to enhance its client service experience, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to welcome Eileen J. Kennedy as the Firm’s Client Experience Director. Kennedy will focus on client experience programs and the retention of Firm clients through the implementation of customized programs, direct client feedback, process improvement and training. She will travel throughout the Firm’s footprint to talk with clients and implement client experience programs. “Maintaining strong relationships is vital to Cherry Bekaert’s mission, and our continued focus on improving the overall client’s experience working with us plays a significant role,” commented Susan J. Moser , Managing Partner. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Ranked as One of South Florida’s Top Accounting Firms

Cherry Bekaert LLP, one of the largest CPA and consulting firms in the nation, is proud to be ranked fifth on South Florida Business Journal’s list of accounting firms by billings in the South Florida region. Researched by Gilberto Medina of the South Florida Business Journal, Cherry Bekaert was among a strong group of accounting firms within the South Florida market that were ranked by their 2014 gross billings. The complete list is available on the South Florida Business Journal website. Subscription is required.

Cherry Bekaert Urges Early Succession Planning

A study of family owned businesses conducted by Cherry Bekaert, LLP (“Cherry Bekaert”) and Baker Tilly International indicates that the majority of family-owned businesses in the United States are not ready for succession. According to the study, Succession Reset: Family Business Succession in the 21st Century, key challenges faced by family business owners include being ready for transition or market sale, and ensuring that the business has the financial capacity to support both retirement and the next generation. “We are in a new era of succession. It can no longer be assumed the children will take over the business from. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Named One of the 2015 Best Places to Work in South Carolina

Cherry Bekaert LLP was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. This tenth 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 best employers in the state of South Carolina, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce, and businesses. The list is made up of 50 companies. Cherry Bekaert has been named one of this year’s Best Places to Work in South Carolina. To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Adds Strategic Intelligence Director to THInc Practice

Supporting the strategic growth and innovative industries initiative of its new specialty practice, THInc , Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is proud to announce the addition of Kelly L. Neumeier as the Firm’s Strategic Intelligence Director. In this newly created role based out of Cherry Bekaert’s Atlanta practice, Neumeier will oversee THInc’s strategic intelligence and sales enablement center by monitoring and analyzing industry innovation trends, client research data and other market information for sales, marketing, strategy and product planning purposes. Collaborating with Firm intelligence team members and internal functional groups, she will take the lead on developing thought leadership through market. Read More.