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Ron Wainwright, Jr. CPA

Tax Partner

Cherry Bekaert LLP
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Consulting Firm

Professional Summary

Tax Partner in the Raleigh office of Cherry Bekaert LLP with 25 years of experience in the area of taxation. As a Certified Public Accountant, I serve a diverse client base including multi-national, public and closely held companies.

Prior to working at Cherry Bekaert, I was a tax partner with McGladrey for ten years along with a regional CPA firm and served in various National and Local leadership roles. Spent seven years in Washington, D.C. serving in a National Tax Role focusing on domestic and international tax issues, mergers and acquisitions and IRS Tax controversy matters.

Currently, I'm a Steering Committee Tax Member with the National Association of Manufacturer's and serve on the R&D Credit Coalition Committee. I was named to the “Who’s Who in American Business Leaders” in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

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Languages

  • English

Experience

Cherry Bekaert LLP
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA 27608
Tax Partner
Consulting Firm
2011 - Present
A Tax Partner with more than 25 years of experience in the area of taxation, Ron serves a diverse client base including multi-national, public and closely held companies. Clients who rely on Ron’s guidance inhabit a number of industries including manufacturing, distribution, technology and life sciences, real estate and construction, and private equity. Based in the Firm’s Raleigh office, Ron guides clients through a number of taxation matters including international and domestic tax, provisions, FIN 48, tax controversy and complex transactional matters. National Leader of Cherry Bekaert’s Federal Credits & Accounting Methods practice, Ron has extensive practical experience bringing value to clients. He is also a member of THInc, the Firm’s specialty practice focused on guiding growth through innovation. Clients in the Technology, Health & Life Sciences, and Industrial sectors depend on Ron to help them maximize opportunities for innovation.

Areas of Expertise Federal/State Credits/Incentives/Grants – Energy/Manufacturing/Technology Research & Development Credits Accounting Methods Tax Provision/ASC 740 Tax Policy & Procedures

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Ron was a Tax Partner with an international firm for ten years, followed by several years with a regional firm. During his career, Ron spent seven years in a national tax role in Washington, D.C., focusing on domestic and international tax issues, mergers and acquisitions and IRS tax controversy matters.

Education

MBA, Tax
Georgetown University
Washington D.C.United States
BS, Accounting
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, United States

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant(CPA)
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Associations and Societies

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (National Association of Manufacturer’s (NAM) Tax Steering/Policy Committee)
  • North Carolina Technology Association
  • Board Member, North Carolina College Trustee Association
  • Trustee, Wake Tech Community College
  • Board Member, NCSU College of Management
  • Board Member, Triangle United Way

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