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Featured Speaker

Jonathan Kraftchick

Jonathan is Cherry Bekaert’s Managing Director of Training and Development for the Assurance & Accounting Services group, where he is responsible for overseeing much of the Firm’s audit training, course development and delivery. He has spent more than 15 years conducting audit engagements for a variety of companies and industries throughout the country, as well as writing and delivering courses both inside and outside of the Firm.

Outside of his work at Cherry Bekaert, Jonathan served as an adjunct professor at Elon University in their accounting department. In 2015, Jonathan was awarded the “Taking it to the Max” award by the NCACPA, which honors the legacy of former NCACPA Chair Maximo Mukelabai. He has also received NCACPA’s 5.0 Discussion Leader Award and their Outstanding Seminar Discussion Leader award on several occasions.

In 2017, Jonathan participated and placed second runner-up in’s Innovative Practitioner of the Year, which recognizes innovation in process, services or technology implementation in public accounting firms.

Specialties/Areas of Expertise

  • Audit & Attest Services
  • Compliance Requirements
  • Internal Controls Evaluation
  • Revenue Recognition

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA)