Cherry, Bekaert & Holland to Host Government Contracting Seminar on April 20 in Fayetteville, N.C.

National CPA Firm to Hold Discussion on Details of Contract Closeouts for Companies in Conjunction with Partnership for Defense Innovation

Raleigh, NC, April 19, 2012 --( Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. (CB&H) (, one of the largest regional public accounting and consulting firms headquartered in the Southeast, has announced it will host a seminar on government contracting closeouts in conjunction with Partnership for Defense Innovation (PDI) on Friday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until noon at PDI’s offices at 455 Ramsey St. in Fayetteville, N.C. The purpose of this seminar is to provide an overview of the contract closeout environment for owners, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, and controllers of government contractors, and the process that is required for different contract types. Participants will gain an understanding of the contractor’s responsibility in closing out contracts, as well as learn some strategies and best practices to minimize the administrative burden that closeouts can create for companies. The featured speaker is Carlene Kamradt, a licensed Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and Virginia with more than 12 years of experience in financial audits and testing of internal controls for government contractors, government entities, and nonprofits in compliance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Government Auditing Standards.

There is no charge for this seminar, however as seating is limited, participants are urged to register. The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 18. To register, visit For more information, contact Amanda Keefer at or (919) 782-1040.

“This seminar addresses an area that when left unchecked can be costly for a company to resolve,” said Scott Duda, managing partner. “Anyone who attends will learn essential information on all applicable regulations that require government contracts to be closed out, how to complete these contracts and who need to be involved with them.”

About Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P.:
For over 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. Currently 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. For more information, visit

About Partnership for Defense Innovation:
The Partnership for Defense Innovation (PDI) is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization which promotes economic development. PDI operates and manages the Defense & Security Technology Accelerator (DSTA) and the PDI Research & Development (R&D) Lab. Its mission is to support research and development, education and programs which have applications in defense and security. PDI collaborates with educational institutions, the military/intelligence community, the State of North Carolina and private institutions by encouraging the development of technology. For more information, visit

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