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Cherry Bekaert’s Jonathan Kraftchick Receives NCACPA’s “5.0 Discussion Leader” Award

calendar iconMay 7, 2014

Cherry Bekaert (“the Firm”), one of the nation’s largest and most prominent public accounting firms, congratulates Senior Manager Jonathan Kraftchick for winning the North Carolina’s Association for Certified Public Accountants’ (“NCACPA”) 5.0 Discussion Leader Award.

Presented annually, winners of the 2014 awards were recognized during a special dinner held April 30, 2014, at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. Instructors eligible for this award must have a perfect 5.0 rating on either knowledge or skill from participant evaluations. At the ceremony, Kraftchick was honored for providing outstanding professional education to NCACPA seminars, which sets the bar for all other affiliates.

As a Senior Manager, Kraftchick oversees much of Cherry Bekaert’s audit training, course development and delivery. He has spent the last 12 years conducting audit engagements for various companies and industries. Writing and delivering courses both inside and outside of the Firm, Kraftchick has served as an adjunct professor at Elon University in their accounting department. He has previously received awards for speaking, including the NCACPA’s Outstanding Seminar Discussion Leader Award. Kraftchick earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (“UNC”) and graduated from the UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Master of Accounting Program in 2001.

With over 13,000 members, the NCACPA has served North Carolina’s Certified Public Accountants for almost 90 years. The association’s 30-plus committees, chapters, task forces and advisory groups engage with the state’s Board of CPA Examiners, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Internal Revenue Service and others who shape both state and national accounting standards. The NCACPA hosts more than 500 events annually such as webcasts, service activities, career fairs and financial literacy seminars.