Stephen E. Hancock, CPA, CGMA

Title:Partner, Tax Services

Education:University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Designations:CPA, CGMA

Stephen Hancock

As a Partner located in Cherry Bekaert’s Durham office, Steve provides business and tax consulting services to numerous closely held companies. With nearly 40 years of accounting experience, his background includes an in-depth understanding of services for manufacturing, publishing, contractors, developers, wholesalers, physician and healthcare groups, auto dealerships, financial institutions, personal financial planning and nonprofit organizations. In addition, Steve has worked extensively in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, management succession planning, executive compensation, fringe benefits and estate planning.

Joining Cherry Bekaert via acquisition, Steve was previously president and managing shareholder of Thomas, Knight, Trent, King and Company (TKTK) in Durham. In this capacity, he oversaw business operations, human resources and planning for the firm.

Areas of Expertise

  • Middle Market Advisory
  • Closely-Held Companies
  • Tax Consulting
  • Management Succession Planning
  • Executive Compensation

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA)
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

Community Involvement

  • Board Trustee and Chair of Finance and Planning Committee, Durham County Hospital Corporation
  • Advisory Board Member and Treasurer, Salvation Army of Durham
  • Board Member, Board of Directors, DMA Charitable Foundation
  • Chairman of the Board, Durham Arts Council Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation