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Cherry Bekaert Expands Technology Consulting Offerings

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), is pleased to announce the formation of a new business unit called THIncIT LLC, and the concurrent acquisition of The Computer Solution Company of Virginia, Inc (“TCSC”) effective October 31, 2017. The THIncIT business unit will develop and deploy innovative technology-based solutions to help organizations to meet their business objectives. The Richmond, Virginia, based TCSC adds more than 30 technology professionals to the Firm’s overall technology consulting practice. With the addition of TCSC, THIncIT and Cherry Bekaert greatly increase the Firm’s capabilities to provide clients with technology-based solutions to address their changing financial and operational needs. The technology consultants at TCSC bring. Read More.

Deborah Walker, CPA, Receives AICPA’s Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award

Deborah Walker, CPA, MBA, National Director of Compensation and Benefits at Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), is this year’s recipient of the Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the accounting profession in the area of taxation. The award is sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs (“AICPA”). Walker received the award at AICPA’s Fall Tax Division Meeting in Washington, D.C., on November 8. For more than 35 years, Walker has been an expert in a broad range of employer-related issues, including executive compensation; qualified retirement plans of every variety; employment taxes; domestic and international compensation arrangements (both short-term. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Expands Presence in Greater Washington, D.C. Market

Berlin Ramos Joins Top 25 Accounting Firm via Strategic Acquisition Richmond, VA (November 8, 2017) – Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), a growth-oriented, nationally recognized public accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announce it has joined forces with Berlin Ramos & Company PA (“Berlin”) effective November 1, 2017. This acquisition expands Cherry Bekaert’s service reach in the Washington metropolitan area. The addition of Berlin brings six Partners and more than 40 professionals to Cherry Bekaert. With the completion of this acquisition, Cherry Bekaert’s Greater Washington, D.C. practice will have more than 150 professional staff in its offices, including 19. Read More.

David Appel Appointed to the Miami-Dade Beacon Council

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) would like to congratulate David W. Appel, CPA, Managing Partner of the Firm’s South Florida practice, on his appointment to the board and the executive committee of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council for the upcoming fiscal year. Considered Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership, the Beacon Council is a platform that facilitates local, national and international business growth and expansion programs, helping various-sized companies in numerous industries achieve their goals. Since 1985, the organization has been dedicated to building, supporting and sustaining Miami-Dade’s vibrant economy. Its efforts include completing over 1,000 new location and expansion projects for a number of. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Enters Nashville Market with Strategic Acquisition

Frasier, Dean & Howard, PLLC to Join Top 25 Accounting Firm Richmond, VA (November 1, 2017) – Nationally acclaimed consulting and accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Frasier, Dean & Howard, PLLC (“FDH”), one of Nashville’s largest certified public accounting firms. This strategic joining of forces expands Cherry Bekaert’s service footprint into the Nashville, Tennessee, market. In combining with FDH, Cherry Bekaert enters the Nashville market as one of the ten largest CPA and consulting firms servicing Middle Tennessee, with eleven partners and more than 50 associates in the new Nashville practice.. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Elects Michelle L. Thompson as Firm Managing Partner

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), a growth-oriented, nationally recognized public accounting and consulting firm, is proud to announce the election of Michelle L. Thompson, CPA, as Firm Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. Voted in at the Firm’s annual Partners’ Meeting on October 18, 2017, Thompson will transition from her current position as Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Assurance Services practice and assume her new role effective May 1, 2018. “I am thankful to all the leaders of the past and present who have built this Firm, and I am honored to have been selected by the Partnership to lead the Firm into the future,” states Thompson, who is. Read More.

Kirk Hesser Joins Cherry Bekaert as New National Leader for Transfer Pricing

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), recognized as one of the leading public accounting firms in the nation, is pleased to welcome Kirk A. Hesser,MS,  as a Managing Director in the Firm’s growing Atlanta practice. As the National Leader of its Transfer Pricing Services group, Hesser will manage an experienced team of economists and tax professionals in serving the transfer pricing and international tax needs of the Firm’s multinational clients. Hesser has extensive knowledge and background assisting clients with 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. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Announces Chris Neal as New Tax Partner in Richmond Practice

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), recognized as one of the leading public accounting firms in the nation, is pleased to welcome Christopher C. Neal, CPA, as a Tax Partner in the Firm’s expanding corporate headquarters in Richmond. In his role as a Tax Partner, Neal will advise clients in the areas of tax minimization strategies, tax implications of business transactions and tax provision compliance. He will also serve as a member of THInc, Cherry Bekaert’s specialty practice that provides innovative solutions to clients in the industrial, technology and health & life sciences sectors. Neal focuses his practice on clients in the industrial, real estate, construction. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Celebrates Volunteer Week 2017

In late July, 560 Partners and associates of nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) participated in the Firm’s second-annual Volunteer Week. Every office in all of Cherry Bekaert’s markets throughout the Southeast participated. Reflecting this year’s theme of “Making a Difference in the Lives of our Youth,” Cherry Bekaert Volunteer Week 2017 included Firm associates volunteering at Ronald McDonald Houses, Boys & Girls Clubs, Junior Achievement, United Way, and numerous local parks, schools and camps. Associates engaged in activities such as networking with at-risk high school students, building a recreation area for a community park, painting. Read More.

Steve Ursillo, Jr. Joins Cherry Bekaert to Lead Cybersecurity Practice

Nationally acclaimed public accounting and consulting firm, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), is pleased to announce that Steve Ursillo, Jr. , has joined as the National Leader of the Firm’s Information Assurance & Cybersecurity practice. As the leader of the Information Assurance & Cybersecurity practice , Ursillo will direct go-to-market and client development strategies, while expanding and developing the information security team that our clients demand. In addition, he will serve as a Partner for both the Assurance and Advisory service lines at Cherry Bekaert. Steve brings with him to the Firm a team of four cybersecurity and information technology (“IT”) professionals. “Steve is a nationally recognized speaker. Read More.