Craig Hunter, CPA, CA SA

Title:Partner, Assurance Services

Education:Bachelor of Commerce, Honors in Accounting, University of the Witwatersrand

Craig Hunter

As the leader of the Washington D.C. region’s Audit & Assurance practice, Craig specializes in government contracting and technology engagements. He has been with the Firm for 16 years.

Focusing primarily on clients in the government contracting industry, Craig has assisted clients through complex accounting and financial reporting areas such as revenue recognition, business combinations, consolidations, and stock-based compensation matters (including ESOPs, stock options and synthetic equity). He has extensive knowledge of government contract types and the unique financial reporting and risk profiles of different contract types. In addition, Craig has led and participated in buy-side and sell-side due diligence engagements and government contract compliance projects. He also specializes in auditing and assurance services to employee benefit plans, with significant experience auditing defined contribution plans and ESOPs.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Craig was with two Big Four firms.

Specialties/Areas of Expertise

  • Business Combinations
  • Collateral Review
  • Consolidation
  • Employee Stock Option Plans
  • Government Contract Consulting
  • Owner Managed Business
  • Revenue Recognition

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
  • Leadership Fairfax, Class of 2011