Tonya A. Sexstone, CPA

Title:Partner, Tax Services

Education:B.S. in Biology & Economics, University of Virginia; Post Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Virginia Commonwealth University


Tonya Sexstone

With more than 14 years of professional experience, Tonya is a Tax Partner with Cherry Bekaert’s Richmond practice. She focuses on serving the tax consulting and compliance needs of middle-market businesses, their owners and high-net-worth individuals. Tonya specializes in developing tax optimization strategies for corporations, large family offices and partnerships with an industry concentration in manufacturing, distribution, private equity and technology.

Tonya has extensive experience with a wide range of federal, state and international tax issues including tax provisions, consolidated return filings, indirect tax, mergers & acquisitions, dissolutions and tax technology advisory. She is a member of THInc, the Firm’s specialty practice that caters to the innovative needs of clients in the technology, health & life sciences and industrial sectors.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Tonya was a tax director at a national CPA firm in Richmond.

Specialties/Areas of Expertise

  • Closely Held Business & their Owners
  • Corporate Tax
  • Family Offices
  • Tax Minimization Strategies
  • Tax Provision (ASC 740)

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)

Community Involvement

  • RAMS to RAMS Mentor
  • University of Virginia Club of Richmond
  • YMCA Volunteer
  • Breakthrough Leadership Academy