John Richardson, CPA, CISA

Title:Director, Risk Advisory Services

Education:B.S. in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill; Master of Science in Information Technology & Management, University of North Carolina—Greensboro


A Director with Cherry Bekaert’s Risk Advisory Service consulting group, John is a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and a Certified Information Systems Auditor with more than 27 years of business, financial, accounting and information technology experience. He specializes in evaluating internal control systems and business, financial, operational and governance processes. He has worked as an internal controls expert since 2004 providing services to organizations in a variety of industries including manufacturing, financial services, hospitality, technology, healthcare, government units, and colleges and universities. In addition to working as an internal controls consultant, John also performs SSAE 16 SOC1 and SOC2 attest engagements for the firm.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert in 2007, John worked as a manager with the risk advisory consulting group of an international accounting firm.

 Areas of Expertise

  • SSAE 16
  • SOC 2
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Readiness Services
  • Internal Audit
  • IT Risk Assessments

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)