Kirk A. Hesser, MS
Leadership Role:National Leader, Transfer Pricing
Education:BS in Economics, Oklahoma State University; MS in Economics, Oklahoma State University
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, distribution, real estate, technology, transportation and logistics sectors. Kirk also serves as a resource for THInc, the Firm’s specialty practice that caters to the innovative needs of companies in the technology, health and life sciences, and industrial sectors.
Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Kirk held senior tax director and principal positions within the international tax practices of Big Four and national accounting and consulting firms. He is also a well-respected and sought-after speaker on transfer pricing issues.
Specialties/Areas of Expertise
- Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs)
- Inbound & Outbound Pricing Strategies
- Intangible Property Migrations
- Tax Controversy & Audit Defense
- Transfer Pricing