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Discover Your Accounting Career at Cherry Bekaert

At Cherry Bekaert, your career is about you. Opportunities are based on your graduation with 150 CPA eligible credits.

Program Eligibility 150 Graduation Year Class Designation Years from CPA Eligibility/Full-Time Hire
Connect Conference 2020 May 2022 or December 2022 Sophomore/ Junior 2 Years
Internship
(Winter 2020/Summer 2020)
May 2021 or December 2021 Junior/Senior 1 Year
Full-Time
(August 2020/January 2021)
May 2020 or December 2020 Senior/Masters 0 Years

What It’s Really Like to Work in Assurance, Tax, and Advisory at Cherry Bekaert

Day in the Life: Tax

The job of a tax accountant is to implement Federal and state tax law as it applies to our clients’ facts and circumstances. That sounds fairly straightforward, but it actually demands extensive analysis and critical thinking before a number goes into a specific box or line on a tax return. The tax return is the final product to communicate results, but the actual work is the thinking and knowledge that go into providing the best results for our clients. As first-year staff, you will dive right in and become an expert in the software we use in preparing tax returns: GFR, Axcess, Engagement, and SurePrep. As a senior accountant, you will prepare more complex returns and review simpler returns. You will then become the in-charge on some engagements, which involves greater client contact.

Day in the Life: Assurance

Clients often view auditors as business advisors. As a first-year staff accountant, you will be responsible for testing balance sheet items such as Cash, A/R, and A/P. In your second year, you will move to the income statement testing parts. As you advance to senior level, you will become responsible for the planning and risk assessment sections, drafting the financial statements, specializing in clients and/or industries and bringing in new clients.

Day in the Life: Advisory

Successful advisory, or consulting, professionals in our Firm often begin in the assurance or tax practice, where they are given a solid foundation in audit or tax.

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Where We Live and Work

Austin Nashville Aiken Augusta Alpharetta Atlanta Tampa Orlando Coral Gables Fort Lauderdale Greenville Gastonia Charlotte Asheboro Fayetteville Durham Raleigh Norfolk Virginia Beach Richmond Bethesda Rockville Tysons

Added Benefits of a Career at Cherry Bekaert

Continuous Learning

Our culture emphasizes continual training that will sharpen your technical expertise, develop your leadership skills, and strengthen your ability to collaborate in a team environment. In addition to practical, hands-on training, you’ll even have a chance to participate in an annual Firm-wide CPE conference that brings our associates together for several days in one location.

CPA Exam Support

Earning your CPA certification is a big accomplishment, and we’re here to help you get there. We encourage you to prepare and sit for the CPA exam as soon as possible after graduation by providing financial support for study materials. We also offer a cash bonus for those that successfully pass the exam and earn their certification.

Busy Season

Work hard; snack harder! Tax season can be stressful, so we offer relief by carving out time for games, spirit days, food and more. Busy season is intense, so we take breaking seriously!