Stephen D. Farmer, CPA/ABV, CVA

Title:Partner, Advisory Services

Leadership Role:Managing Partner, Augusta-Aiken Practice

Education:BA in Classical Languages, Asbury University; MBA in Accounting, Augusta State University

Designations:CPA/ABV, CVA

Stephen D. Farmer

Serving as the Managing Partner for Cherry Bekaert’s Augusta and Aiken practices, Steve is known for his expertise in performing business valuations and providing litigation support. As a Partner in the Firm’s Valuation Services Practice, Steve provides business valuation services for acquisitions, divestitures, gift and estate tax planning, corporate reorganizations and litigation support. His litigation support experience includes shareholder disagreements, divorce and other business damage claims.

In addition to his role as Managing Partner in the Augusta and Aiken market, Steve is currently serving his second term on Cherry Bekaert’s Executive Board, which oversees the management, operation and policies of the Firm.

Steve began his accounting career with Cherry Bekaert in 1986. Prior to that, he worked in the banking industry.

Specialties/Areas of Expertise

  • Business Valuation
  • Damage Calculation
  • Estate & Trust
  • Expert Witness
  • High-Net-Worth Individuals
  • Litigation Support
  • Owner Managed Business

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA)
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)

Community Involvement

  • Augusta Exchange Club
  • Rotary Club of Augusta
  • Westminster Schools of Augusta
  • Southestern Firefighters Burn Foundation
  • Trinity on the Hill UMC