Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. Adds Cid Hickman as New Partner

CPA Joins Consulting Firm’s North Carolina Practice

Raleigh, NC, February 05, 2011 --( Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. (CB&H) (, one of the largest regional public accounting and consulting firms headquartered in the Southeast, is pleased to announce the addition of Cid Hickman as a partner with the firm in its N.C. practice. Hickman is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 21 years of experience serving the financial institutions industry and will serve as industry leader for CB&H’s Financial Institutions Group. He has served clients ranging in size from de novo startups to bank holding companies exceeding $2 billion in assets.

Hickman has assisted and advised his clients in all phases of the accounting and financial reporting requirements to which they are subject. He has served as engagement partner for more than 40 community banks, including a significant number of the largest community banks in North Carolina. Hickman has also served numerous mortgage banking companies, broker dealers, and registered investment advisors and other financial services clientele.

“Cid’s expertise with organizations large and small in the financial sector strengthens our Financial Institutions Group tremendously,” said Paul Fedorkowicz, partner-in-charge. “Our clients can feel comfortable with his experience and input steering our company’s services.”

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Cid Hickman’s online bio

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- Hickman earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA), and numerous state bankers associations.

About Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P.:
For more than 60 years, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. (CB&H) has provided elite financial and management services to a diverse and successful client base. As an innovative and highly professional certified public accounting (CPA) and consulting firm, CB&H serves as a valued advisor to more than 25,000 clients by providing guidance on important operational and individual matters. Ranked among the top 30 accounting firms in the nation, CB&H is uniquely positioned to impart quality, cost-effective and practical advice to clients that include multinational corporations, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, emerging or startup firms and successful individuals. As one of the largest regional CPA firms headquartered in the Southeast, CB&H's resource network stretches across six states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and nationally and internationally through an alliance with Baker Tilly International Limited, an association of independent accounting and consulting firms. For more information, visit

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