Jessica Simmons, CPA
As a Senior Manager in Cherry Bekaert’s Technology & Life Sciences group, Jessica assists SEC registrants and middle-market companies in various industries with financial reporting. Based out of the Firm’s Raleigh practice, she assesses the effectiveness of a company’s internal control over financial reporting, SEC filings, regulatory filings, and complex accounting and auditing issues, such as business combinations, warrants and revenue recognition. Technology and industrial clients seek her assistance with reviews of quarterly and annual filings, public offerings and SOX 404 implementation, as well as various attestation services based on U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards. Jessica serves a. Read More.
As a Senior Manager with Cherry Bekaert’s Government Contractor Services Group, Eric provides advisory services to government contracting clients of varying size and complexity. His guidance benefits clients in the performance of business system reviews, which include estimating, accounting, purchasing and timekeeping systems, and audits subject to Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) on contractor’s cost and change proposals. In addition, Eric helps clients prepare Forward Pricing Rate Proposals (FPRP) and incurred cost submissions and provides support regarding the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), internal audits, and compliance support for the Service Contract Labor Standards. With approximately eight years of experience, Eric previously. Read More.
Brynn McNeil, CPA
An Assurance Partner in Cherry Bekaert’s Washington, D.C., practice, Brynn provides audit and attest services to government contractors, not-for-profit organizations and employee benefit plans. As a member of the Firm’s Government Contractor Services Group, she works with clients to ensure appropriate contract revenue recognition polices, indirect rate reporting and general adherence to the Federal Acquisition Regulations. She has as an in-depth understanding of the Uniform Grant Guidance, as several of her nonprofit organizations receive federal funding. Brynn has been with the Firm for 12 years, initially joining as an intern and progressing to Partner. She serves on the Firm’s Employee. Read More.
Curt Smith, CPA, CFE
As a Manager with Cherry Bekaert’s Government Contractor Services Group, Curt focuses on advisory services to government contractors. He provides consulting services to federal contractors regarding accounting system compliance, forward pricing proposals, incurred cost submissions, indirect rate structure development and overall audit support. Possessing over 12 years of experience, Curt has extensive knowledge of and experience with applying Federal Acquisition Regulation and Cost Accounting Standards in numerous contractor environments and to many types of costs. He has a thorough understanding of contractors’ cost structures and accounting and business environments which has prepared him well to serve and advocate for clients. Read More.
As a Manager based in Cherry Bekaert’s Washington, D.C., practice, Javier provides technical solutions and financial and resource management to clients throughout the government contracting sector. His responsibilities involve helping clients with government contract compliance and business performance of accounting systems, which includes audits of estimating systems, purchasing systems, proposal audits, incurred cost submissions, and determining the allowability, allocability, and reasonableness for the recovery of costs under U.S. government contracts. Since 2009, Javier has performed auditing services for clients throughout the aerospace and defense, energy, professional services and construction industries. Javier’s background includes serving as an auditor with the Defense. Read More.
Troy Shadoin, CPA
A Senior Manager in Cherry Bekaert’s Charlotte practice, Troy has more than ten years of experience in accounting and auditing. He focuses his practice in the technology, commercial, manufacturing & distribution, government contracting, and governmental industries. He has experience in all phases of financial auditing including engagement planning, performance of audit tests, and report writing. He has extensive experience in documenting, evaluating and identifying areas of improvement in internal controls and process. Areas of Expertise Financial Accounting and Reporting for Privately Held Companies Governmental Accounting including Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports Government Auditing Standards, OMB Circular A-133, and the NC State Single Audit Requirements Percentage of Completion Accounting. Read More.