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FICPA Appoints Cherry Bekaert’s Steven Wolf to Committee Chair

Cherry Bekaert, one of the largest CPA and advisory firms in the country, congratulates Partner Steven Wolf, CPA, CFE, ABV/CFF, ASA , on his appointment as chair of the 2018-2019 Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“FICPA”) Valuation, Forensic & Litigation Services Committee. Wolf previously served as a member on this committee, in which he was vice chair in 2017-2018. As chair, his leadership responsibilities include planning and presenting a two-day conference that is attended by an estimated 200 CPAs and other financial professionals each year. The committee chair also plays an influential and integral role in shaping the future of the profession. With 30 years. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Adds International Tax Director to Growing South Florida Practice

Nationally recognized public accounting and advisory firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is excited to welcome Randall M. Cathell, CPA, MST , as an International Tax Director to the Firm’s expanding South Florida practice. Cathell brings to Cherry Bekaert more than 20 years of experience regarding federal, international, and state tax compliance and consulting matters. Clients in South Florida and around the globe, especially those in the technology and life sciences, industrial and financial services sectors, have relied on Cathell’s technical expertise. Such expertise covers the areas of structuring and repatriation, income tax withholding, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), and the international tax. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Announces Hampton Roads Promotions

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), a nationally-recognized public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of Matt Brady, CPA , and Greg Davis, CPA , in the Firm’s Hampton Roads practice. Brady will serve as Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Hampton Roads practice, and Davis will serve as Tax Partner. Matt Brady replaces Kurt W. Taves, CPA , who will serve in the Firm’s newly established position of Chief Operating Officer. As Managing Partner of the Hampton Roads practice, Brady will be responsible for overseeing key client relationships in the Hampton Roads area to ensure a coordinated and seamless client service experience. He will continue to be. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Sells South Florida based Matrimonial Litigation Support Practice

Cherry Bekaert announced today that it has sold the Firm’s Matrimonial Litigation Support practice based in South Florida to the principal Partners of that group, Phillip Shechter and Michael Everett, effective May 1, 2018.    The sale supports Cherry Bekaert’s repositioning of its advisory and consulting services to support the Firm’s long-term growth strategy.    Cherry Bekaert remains committed to the South Florida market where the Firm has a team of advisory specialists in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Fraud & Forensics, Mergers & Acquisitions and Valuation Services along with audit, tax and wealth management professionals in Miami and Fort. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Announces Firm Leadership Changes

Nationally recognized public accounting and advisory firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce several leadership changes effective May 1, 2018. Michelle L. Thompson, CPA , has assumed the role of Firm Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. Previously Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Assurance Services practice, Thompson was voted in as Firm Managing Partner at Cherry Bekaert’s annual Partners’ Meeting last October. She succeeds Howard J. Kies, CPA , who served in the role for 27 years. As Firm Managing Partner, Thompson will drive the overall strategic planning and direction of the Firm while overseeing its operations and financial performance. Thompson’s vision for the future. Read More.

Tax Partner Barry Dean Profiled

One of the teams competing in this year’s NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament has a connection to Cherry Bekaert LLP. Barry Dean, CPA, a Tax Partner with Cherry Bekaert’s Nashville practice, is a former basketball player at Lipscomb University. The school caught up with Dean last month for its “Where Are They Now?” article. In the article, he discussed playing for Lipscomb from 1972 to 1974. Dean reflected on his favorite memories at Lipscomb, such as playing against rival Belmont on television and meeting his future wife, Janet. He also shared the most valuable lessons he learned while on campus. Read Dean’s “Where Are They Now?” interview at

Cherry Bekaert Enters Austin Market with Strategic Acquisition

Nationally acclaimed consulting and accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Powell, Ebert & Smolik, PC (“PES”), one of the leading certified public accounting firms in Austin, Texas. This strategic combination expands Cherry Bekaert’s service footprint into the Austin market. In joining forces with PES, Cherry Bekaert enters the Austin market as one of the 15 largest CPA and consulting firms servicing Austin and Central Texas. Three Partners and more than 25 associates will establish the Firm’s market presence in the Austin area. Cherry Bekaert sought a strategic acquisition in Austin due to. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Senior Manager Showcased During VSCPA Diversity Month

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) congratulates Marian Millikan, CPA, for being the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (“VSCPA”) first diversity spotlight member. As part its diversity month in February, the VSCPA celebrates the contributions of the organization’s diverse membership. Millikan, a Certified Public Accountant based in Cherry Bekaert’s Richmond practice, serves as a member of the VSCPA’s Young Professionals Advisory Council. She was also a member of the VSCPA Educational Foundation Board of Directors. Millikan participated in a Q&A session highlighting what led her to pursue a career in accounting. Her interview is available on the VSCPA website.

Cherry Bekaert Teams with Baker Tilly International to Host Global Private Equity Collaboration Summit

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the largest CPA and consulting firms in the country, hosted a Global Private Equity Collaboration Summit (“Summit”) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on January 31, 2018. This Summit was organized in conjunction with Baker Tilly International , a global top 10 accountancy and business advisory network of which Cherry Bekaert is a founding member. In 2016, Baker Tilly International formed an industry vertical focused on serving the unique needs of private equity firms across the globe. In order to accomplish this mission, it requires collaboration from firms in many different countries. This is a continuation of prior. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Welcomes Tax Controversy Director to its Washington, D.C. Practice

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), considered one of the nation’s leading public accounting and consulting firms, is delighted to announce the addition of Anne Oliver, JD, LLM, as a Director of Specialty Tax Services in its Washington, D.C. practice. Oliver joins Cherry Bekaert after being part of the tax controversy group with the national office of a Big Four accounting firm. In her new role based in the Firm’s Tysons Corner office, Oliver will work with clients on all Internal Revenue Service-related (“IRS”) issues. Such matters include responding to notices, handling penalties, addressing procedural issues, representing clients in exams before Appeals, and requesting pre-filing agreements and private. Read More.