CPAs and Advisors with Your Growth in Mind
Jim Brummitt

Jim Brummitt, CPA, JD, LLM

A Senior Manager in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., practice, Jim is knowledgeable of audit, tax, transactional and operational accounting matters. Utilizing a client-friendly approach to engagements, he addresses tax and accounting issues from the perspective of both the client and service provider. Jim’s guidance allows pass-thru entities, corporations, and individuals to identify opportunities for tax optimization across various entities, with a practical and understandable approach. Jim has over 15 years of professional experience. His background includes experience performing audit and attest work, transactional tax consulting, tax compliance and advisory services. Jim also served as a chief financial officer at an. Read More.

Kirk Hesser

Kirk A. Hesser, MS

As a Managing Director with Cherry Bekaert, Kirk serves as the National Leader of the Firm’s Global Transfer Pricing practice. With over 25 years of professional experience, Kirk specializes in serving the transfer pricing and international tax needs of the Firm’s multinational clients. Based in Cherry Bekaert’s Atlanta practice, Kirk’s specific expertise includes transfer planning and savings strategies, global transfer pricing compliance documentation, transfer pricing controversy defense, and partnering with industry and outside legal advisors defending and structuring complex global business transactions. His industry background includes implementation of transfer pricing strategies for clients’ products, services and intangibles in the manufacturing,. Read More.

Trish Blue

Trish Blue, CPA

Trish is a Director within Cherry Bekaert’s Audit Services practice. Based in the Firm’s Hampton Roads practice, she leads clients in all phases of the audit process including engagement planning, performance of audit testing, supervision of other staff and review of their work, and report writing. With over 15 years of diversified experience in public accounting, Trish has contributed to the management and supervision of real estate and construction, including HUD and VHDA regulated properties, commercial and closely held businesses, employee benefit plans and nonprofit engagements. She also has experience in documenting, evaluating and identifying areas of improvement in internal. Read More.

Chris Neal

Christopher C. Neal, CPA

As a Tax Partner in Cherry Bekaert’s Richmond practice, Chris provides tax planning, consulting and compliance services to partnerships, corporations, and high-net-worth individuals. He uses his tax expertise to advise private and public middle-market clients regarding tax provisions, complex transactions, accounting method changes, and tax minimization strategies. With more than eight years of public accounting experience, Chris has extensive experience with C corporations, S corporations and partnership taxation. His industry background includes clients in the industrial, real estate & construction, and private equity sectors. Chris also serves as a member of THInc, the Firm’s specialty practice that caters to the innovative. Read More.

Ricardo Zertuche

Ricardo Zertuche, CPA

A dedicated, results-oriented CPA, Ricardo is a Senior Manager in Cherry Bekaert’s Atlanta office. In this capacity, he provides management leadership for privately held and publicly traded companies and nonprofit entities. Ricardo also oversees clients’ entire audit process from planning phase through identifying, documenting and addressing engagement and audit risk, documentation of internal controls and providing management comments and process improvement recommendations. Ricardo has provided audit guidance to clients since 2001. This includes leading management activities for clients in the technology, manufacturing and distribution, hospitality, corporate real estate, residential real estate, and nonprofit sectors. In addition, Ricardo possesses experience with. Read More.

Jason Hall

Jason C. Hall, CPA

As a Tax Partner in Cherry Bekaert’s Durham practice, Jason provides tax consulting and compliance services to partnerships, corporations, and high-net-worth individuals. Jason is experienced in many industries and focuses on real estate, healthcare, and venture capital. He uses his tax expertise to advise clients regarding complex transactions, accounting methods, and tax minimization. He also serves as a member of THInc, the Firm’s specialty practice that caters to the innovative needs of the Technology, Health & Life Sciences and Industrial sectors. With more than 15 years of public accounting experience, Jason has extensive knowledge of large partnership and corporation tax. Read More.