Cherry, Bekaert & Holland to Host Two Free Seminars in Fayetteville, Raleigh May 10-11

Senior Consultant John Ford, JD, to Address Government Contracting Issues.

Raleigh, NC, May 01, 2011 --( Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. (CB&H) (, one of the largest regional public accounting and consulting firms headquartered in the Southeast, has announced that it will host two free seminars in Raleigh and Fayetteville, N.C. on Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11. All are designed specifically for owners, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, and controllers of organizations that work in government contracting.

“Understanding the Travel Cost Principle” will be held May 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Partnership for Defense Innovation, located at 455 Ramsey St. in Fayetteville. The seminar will explain the travel cost principle in depth as it pertains to the Defense Contract Audit Agency’s guidelines. John Ford, JD, a senior consultant with the firm and former deputy general counsel for the DCAA, will serve as speaker. Ford brings with him 36 years of experience in government procurement.

“Defense Contract Audit Agency: Hot Buttons” will be held May 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the firm’s office at 2626 Glenwood Ave., Suite 200 in Raleigh. The seminar will cover a range of topics concerning the Defense Contract Audit Agency. Ford will serve as speaker.

The registration deadline for “Understanding the Travel Cost Principle” and “Defense Contract Audit Agency: Hot Buttons” is Monday, May 9. Seating is limited. To learn more about these seminars and how to register, visit or contact Amanda Keefer at or (919) 782-1040.

“It is our hope that these seminars, provided at no cost to attendees, will help to shed light on important accounting issues pertaining to travel costs, defense contracting and other critical government contracting issues,” said Paul Fedorkowicz, partner-in-charge. “John Ford offers decades of valuable experience helping clients to successfully navigate these contracting challenges.”

About Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P.:
For more than 60 years, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. (CB&H) has provided high-quality 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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