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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.

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.