Cristian N. Nieto, CPA

Title:Partner, Assurance Services

Education:B.S. in Finance, University of Florida


Cristian Nieto

Based in Cherry Bekaert’s South Florida practice, Cris is a Partner in the Firm’s Audit and Assurance practice. Experienced in working with domestic and international investment funds, Cris provides guidance to partnerships, privately held and publicly traded companies in the U.S. and abroad in the areas of auditing and assurance, and merger and acquisitions. His expertise includes preparation of financial statements in accordance with standards prescribed under U.S. GAAP, IFRS and the PCAOB.

With over 20 years of public accounting and private business experience, Cris has supported companies in the real estate, construction (residential and commercial), franchise, hospitality, retail, investment funds, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, professional services, insurance and technology industries. In addition to providing accounting, business, and tax consulting services, he has assisted companies in the development of strategic plans, corporate reorganizations, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and litigation matters.

Cris is a member of the Firm’s South Florida THInc® practice—a specialized practice of dedicated experts serving innovative clients in the technology, health and industrial sectors. Prior to joining the Firm, Cris was a director at a South Florida-based professional services firm. He also held positions with regard to managing audits and consulting engagements at an international firm and various-sized regional firms.

Specialties/Areas of Expertise

  • Construction
  • Distribution
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Entrepreneurial Services
  • Forensic & Litigation Advisory
  • Franchisors
  • IFRS Reporting Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Revenue Recognition
  • SEC
  • Transaction Advisory

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Board of Directors, 2010 President Elect, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), Miami Downtown Chapter

Community Involvement

  • Jack & Jill Children’s Center
  • The Beacon Council Aviation Committee
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance