Creese Joins as Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Assurance & Accounting Group

Richard Creese

Richard Creese

Richmond, Va.-based Cherry Bekaert LLP (FY14 net revenue of $130.8 million) welcomed Richard Creese as a partner within the firm’s Atlanta practice.

In this role, Creese will guide companies in engagements such as SEC registration and reporting, including initial public offerings, acquisition and divestiture assistance, revenue recognition, International Financial Reporting Standards reporting, financial statement audits and the employee benefit plan audits of domestic and global clients. Clients he will serve include public organizations, family-owned businesses, private-equity and venture-backed portfolio companies and subsidiaries of multinational corporations.

“Bringing 24 years of Big 4 technical audit experience and partner-level knowledge, Rick provides more depth to the firm’s assurance and accounting group,” says Kip Plowman, MP of Cherry Bekaert’s strategic growth and its Atlanta practice.

With a public accounting career spanning more than 27 years, Creese was an audit partner at a Big 4 firm before joining Cherry Bekaert. In this capacity, he assisted various sized companies from the manufacturing, distribution, health care, real estate, construction, technology and life sciences industries.