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Cherry Bekaert appoints Joe Schwarz as Private Equity assurance partner

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Schwarz served as an audit director at a Big Four firm in both New York and Philadelphia

Cherry Bekaert LLP has announced the appointment of Joseph Schwarz as an assurance partner to the firm’s Private Equity Industry practice.

With more than a decade of experience auditing alternative investment funds, Schwarz advises clients with their private equity and credit products, as well as various accounting matters related to their portfolio companies and investments.

The firm said he works closely with clients in the private equity, venture capital, hedge fund, fund-of-fund and registered investment company industries and that his expertise in auditing alternative investment firms, auditing funds, and alternative investment vehicles “is a key asset” to the firm.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Schwarz served as an audit director at a Big Four firm in both New York and Philadelphia, where he was a key team member in its alternative investment audit practice. Since joining Cherry Bekaert, he has relocated to South Florida.

Collin Hill, managing partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Assurance Services, said: “We’re thrilled to have Joe join the firm. His strengths in auditing alternative assets is a welcome complement to our practice, especially as we experience rapid growth.”

Scott Moss, Transaction Advisory Group leader and Private Equity Industry practice leader, added: “Joe’s hands-on, practical industry experience, gained from auditing some of the largest alternative investment funds in the country, gives our Private Equity Fund clients access to unique insights and best-in-class practices.”

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