As Cherry Bekaert’s National Leader of State and Local Tax (SALT) Services, and a Tax Partner based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., practice, Cathie serves as a trusted multi-state advisor. She has worked extensively with publicly traded corporations as well as privately owned companies across a variety of industries. Cathie also serves on the Firm’s Executive Board and is a member of THInc, the Firm’s specialty practice focused on innovative companies in the technology and health & life sciences, and industrial sectors.
With more than 30 years of experience, Cathie delivers high-level technical expertise to resolve complex SALT issues for clients Firmwide. Her extensive SALT experience includes identifying areas of risk and resolving exposure, entity structuring and design, complex transactional planning, dispute resolution, cash recovery services and performance of due diligence engagements. Cathie’s experience also encompasses income and franchise, sales and use, gross receipts, property, transfer, employment taxes, unclaimed property and state and local inducements.
As chair of the AICPA SALT Technical Resource Panel, Cathie analyzes proposed tax legislation, evaluates its impact on various industries, formulates recommendations and authors various state and local tax articles.
Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Cathie was the national director of state and local tax services for a Top 20 accounting firm. She also served as an area director within a Big Four SALT practice and in industry for seven years with a middle-market manufacturing company.