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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.

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.

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.

Cathie Stanton and Stephen Farmer Elected to Cherry Bekaert’s Executive Board

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is proud to announce the addition of Cathie Stanton (Tysons Corner, VA) and re-election of Stephen D. Farmer (Augusta, GA) to its Executive Board (“the Board”). Voted in at Cherry Bekaert’s annual Partners Meeting held June 17-19, 2015, Stanton becomes the second female member in the history of the Firm’s Executive Board. In addition to Farmer, who was first elected to the Board in 2013, she will be part of a seven-person panel that oversees the management, operation and policies of the Firm. Stanton and Farmer will join Firm Managing Partner and CEO Howard J. Kies (Richmond, VA), and Partners David W. Appel (Coral Gables, FL),. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert’s David Appel Named South Florida Power Leader

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) would like to congratulate David W. Appel , Managing Partner of the Firm’s South Florida practice, for being named one of South Florida Business Journal’s 2015 Power Leaders in Law & Accounting for the second consecutive year. Recognizing the top 100 law and accounting professionals in the region, the South Florida Business Journal honors executives who have significantly contributed to South Florida’s thriving business community. Executives were selected based on their track record, and ability to provide leadership and innovative ideas within their specialty areas. As the Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s South Florida practice, David is responsible. Read More.