Ronald G. Wainwright, Jr., CPA

Title:Partner, Tax Services

Leadership Role:National Leader, Federal Credits & Accounting Methods

Education:B.S. in Accounting, Auburn University; Master of Taxation, Georgetown University, highest honors; Advanced Business Advisor Program, University of Chicago

Ronald G. Wainwright, Jr.

A Tax Partner with more than 25 years of experience in the area of taxation, Ron serves a diverse client base including multi-national, public and closely held companies. Clients who rely on Ron’s guidance inhabit a number of industries including manufacturing, distribution, technology and life sciences, real estate and construction, and private equity. Based in the Firm’s Raleigh office, Ron guides clients through a number of taxation matters including international and domestic tax provisions, FIN 48, tax controversy and complex transactional matters. National Leader of Cherry Bekaert’s Credits & Accounting Methods practice, Ron has extensive practical experience bringing value to clients. He is also a member of THInc, the Firm’s specialty practice focused on guiding growth through innovation. Clients in the Technology, Health & Life Sciences, and Industrial sectors depend on Ron to help them maximize opportunities for innovation.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Ron was a Tax Partner with an international firm for ten years, followed by several years with a regional firm. During his career, Ron spent seven years in a national tax role in Washington, D.C., focusing on domestic and international tax issues, mergers and acquisitions and IRS tax controversy matters.

Areas of Expertise

  • Federal/State Credits/Incentives/Grants – Energy/Manufacturing/Technology
  • Research & Development Credits
  • Accounting Methods
  • Tax Provision/ASC 740
  • Tax Policy & Procedures

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Tax Division
  • National Association of Manufacturer’s (NAM) Tax Steering/Policy Committee
  • NAM R&D Credit Coalition
  • C Corporations/ASC 740 Working Group
  • North Carolina Technology Association

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, North Carolina College Trustee Association
  • Trustee, Wake Tech Community College
  • Board Member, NCSU College of Management
  • Board Member, Triangle United Way