Overview

Introduction

Cherry Bekaert is a leading accounting and consulting firm with offices throughout the Southeast. The firm has a friendly, collaborative culture, and partners have an open-door policy. Career development opportunities are extensive—the firm supports valuable training and mentoring offerings—and a healthy work/life balance can be achieved.

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Employer Type

Private

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Size

1,001-5,000 Employees

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Featured Rankings

Best Accounting Firms for Audit & Assurance


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Major Office Locations

Richmond, VA


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Employment Contact

Kimberly Paar, SPHR - Senior Recruiter

Firsthand Findings

Cherry Bekaert is looking for candidates who are leaders, have good grades, and are ambitious, energetic, and responsible. The firm runs a good internship program where interns will be treated as full-time employees. For its full-time staff, Cherry Bekaert offers a friendly culture where partners, in general, have an open-door policy. Though insiders will work hard during busy season, hours are very reasonable for public accounting. In fact, many staff members praise the work/life balance they receive.

Career development opportunities are also quite good, as the firm supports valuable training and mentoring offerings. Compensation and benefits are in line with other firms of Cherry Bekaert's size, and though employee morale could stand some improvem...

About the Company

Richmond, Va.-based Cherry Bekaert is an accounting and consulting firm with offices throughout the Southeast in states such as North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and South Carolina. It also has a presence in the metro areas of Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, Orlando, Raleigh, Tampa Bay, and Washington D.C. Services at Cherry Bekaert include assurance and accounting, consulting, and tax.

The assurance and accounting division handles audit and attest services, basic accounting services, outsourcing, internal audits, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Consulting services include fraud and forensic services, risk management, business valuations, litigation support, mergers and acquisition advisory, and wealth management. In the tax division, Cherry Bekaert has a national corporate...

Employee Reviews


  • “Work/life balance is very much a part of the firm’s culture. Compared to most public accounting firms, I would say that this firm has the best I’ve seen.”
  • “We work long hours on a seasonal basis, but there’s a lot of flexibility with schedule. Everyone’s treated as a professional in this sense and expected to get their work done, but we’re not micromanaged on work schedule.”
  • “I’m happy being employed by Cherry Bekaert and believe the firm’s future outlook is excellent. Although we do work long hours, most everyone in this office works together and gets along very well.”
  • “Good people to work with. Strong firm with great opportunities. Firm is focused on sales growth and expects business development from all employees.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “The firm’s interview and callback process is timely and professional. The firm has the candidates interview with a number of people at different levels (partner, manager, etc.) during the process. It can be lengthy. All the entry-level candidates tend to be interviewed on the same day. The ideal candidate is someone who can be groomed to be a partner. We’re looking for someone who’s a leader, ambitious, has good grades, and has the personality to develop business and help the firm grow.”
  • “Ideal candidate would be a recent graduate in the process of completing his or her CPA who is energetic and responsible.”
  • “We’re seeking similar candidates that the Big 4 firms are looking for. However, I believe we do not necessarily interview candidates from the right university.”
  • “We look for candidate with intelligence and ability to adapt and communicate effectively.”

Perks & Benefits