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American Association of Airport Executives/Southeast Chapter AAAE

Airport Finance and Administration Conference

Cherry Bekaert is a Chair’s Club Conference Sponsor

Cherry Bekaert is proud to support AAAE and its Southeast Chapter by sponsoring the 2022 Airport Finance and Administration Conference.

We enjoyed meeting all the attending airport professionals to share strategies for reaching your financial and operational goals. Our airport accounting professionals are ready to discuss solutions to your financial reporting, auditing, information technology, and assurance needs.

Relevant Guidance for Airport Professionals


Planning, Preparing and Complying with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Grant Administration Program

Learn what you can do to prepare yourself for the American Rescue Plan Act Grant Administration Program to ensure funding.


The Impact of GASB Pronouncements on Airports

A discussion on key GASB accounting standards affecting airports. Get a rare insiders’ view on current and future GASB pronouncements.


How Airports Reach Growth Goals with Digital Transformation

Explore ways that airports can optimize processes and improve financial performance through digital transformation.


Digital Advisory Services for the Aviation Industry

Cherry Bekaert assists airports with Digital Advisory Services and recommends the most appropriate, robust and cost-effective technology solutions.


Anticipating the New Lease Standard Under GASB

Receive guidance on lease standard, GASB Statement No. 87, which may impact entity for contracts that are leases or contain leases supporting entity operations.


Understand Which TSA Security Directives Must be Submitted by Airports before April 2022

Learn about the four measures of the directives and required actions by many airports and airline operators.

Connect with Our Cherry Bekaert Team

Meet the Cherry Bekaert Government Services’ Transportation Team who will be attending the conference. They work with airports of all sizes across the country, providing innovative solutions to business and accounting issues.

We hope you attended our Sessions at the Conference:

Improving Financial Performance through Commercial Process & Technology Optimization

Jim Holman, Director, Digital Advisory, Strategy & Operations Leader, Cherry Bekaert LLP
Zach Salvato, Director of IT, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District

Many airports outsource or partner with external service providers for much of their fee-for-service revenue stream. Inefficient processes and outdated systems prevent airports from bringing these services in-house. This session will focus on best practices for aligning your process model with your technology platform to optimize revenue streams.

Cybersecurity – Small Group Breakout Discussion

John Richardson, Managing Director, Risk & Accounting Advisory Services, Cherry Bekaert LLP

headshot john gilberto John Gilberto, CPA, MBA
Partner, Assurance Services
Government Industry Practice Leader

John leads the Firm’s team of professionals who specialize in meeting the audit needs of entities in the public sector, including airports across the nation.
Headshot image Greg Miller Greg Miller, CPA
Director, Government Services Group
Government Transportation Leader

Greg lead’s the Government Transportation Team, a segment of the Firm’s Government Services Group, specializing in the audit, assurance, and advisory needs of airports, mass transit providers, ports and toll roadways.
Headshot Lauren Strope Lauren Strope, CPA
Director, Assurance Services

Lauren specializes in audit services for public sectors. She helps several airports apply current standards, reporting rules and lease accounting services.
headshot jim holman Jim Holman
Director, Digital Advisory
Strategy & Operations Leader

For more than 25 years, Jim has helped his clients, including many airport managers, improve their business processes through cloud-based and on-premise digital solutions.
headshot john richardson John Richardson, CPA, CISA, CCSFP
Managing Director, Risk & Accounting Advisory Services

John is a senior member of Cherry Bekaert’s Risk & Accounting Advisory practice. He specializes in evaluating information technology control systems, as well as financial, operational and governance control processes.
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Lease Accounting Services (ASC 842, GASB 87, and SFFAS 54)

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