Jim Fowler Joins as Tax Partner in Cherry Bekaert’s Charlotte Practice

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Fowler will support publically-traded and privately-held middle market companies with tax planning, merger and acquisition, consolidated C corporation and IRS audit defense matters.

Jim Fowler possesses 20 years of experience in identification policies, hedging timing recognition issues, securitizations, and non-economic residuals.

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the country’s top public accounting firms, is delighted to welcome James A. Fowler, Jr., as a Tax Partner in the Firm’s Charlotte practice.

In this role, Fowler will support publically-traded and privately-held middle market companies with tax planning, merger and acquisition, consolidated C corporation and IRS audit defense matters. Specifically, he will provide guidance in tax minimization strategies, consolidated filings, accounting method changes and tax compliance to corporate clients within the industrial, retail, technology and life sciences, and financial services sectors.

“Jim will be instrumental in supporting our middle market clients by providing comprehensive tax services that address their tax planning and compliance needs,” said Erik Horstmann, Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Charlotte practice. “His expertise in a variety of tax issues will benefit the Firm’s Tax practice in our continued efforts to strengthen existing client relationships and attract new business opportunities.”

With more than 20 years of tax experience, Fowler is known for his extensive knowledge of income tax accounting (ASC 740). He is also an expert on identification policies, hedging timing recognition issues, securitizations, non-economic residuals, Original Issue Discounts, secondary market discounts, defeasance and debt modifications.

Fowler previously served as a tax partner at a top 20 accounting firm. Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, he was the director of tax for a public regional retail chain.

A graduate of Central Michigan University, Fowler received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

About Cherry Bekaert LLP
As a nationally recognized, growth-oriented firm, Cherry Bekaert has the resources to take your business as far as you want to go. The Firm’s industry specialists already know your marketplace, so they can help you make the most of emerging opportunities while minimizing compliance headaches. With their down-to-earth style and wealth of practical advice, you will find Cherry Bekaert an indispensable part of your team.

Ranked among the largest accounting firms in the country, Cherry Bekaert specializes in offering solutions that impact their clients’ ability to grow. For more than 65 years, global corporations, private businesses, government entities, nonprofits, emerging firms and successful individuals have relied on Cherry Bekaert to guide them forward as their growth partner.

Cherry Bekaert LLP is an independent member of Baker Tilly International. Baker Tilly International is the world’s 8th largest accountancy and business advisory network by combined fee income of its independent members. Baker Tilly International member firms specialize in providing accountancy and business advisory services to entrepreneurial, growing businesses and mid-market listed corporates worldwide. | cbh.com

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