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Beth A. Berk is an actively licensed CPA (in both VA and MD) and CGMA with over 20 years of hands-on experience including public accounting (E&Y), consulting (KPMG and DelCor Technology Solutions), accounting (American Cancer Society), internal audit (Moneyline Telerate), business development and fundraising (local professional service firms and community foundation in Virginia), and recruiting within the metropolitan DC business community (Acsys, formerly Don Richards). As a networker who truly enjoys helping others and sharing her career experiences to guide fellow professionals, she has dedicated herself to recruiting as an Independent Recruiter. Ms. Berk has been trained as a CPA Ambassador for the state of Maryland on behalf of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, has taught ethics on behalf of the Virginia Society of CPA’s, serves as a Board Member of the Virginia Society’s CPA related affiliate, and has written articles that have been published by the AICPA (including the Journal of Accountancy), VSCPA, and other business related publications.
Although her primary focus is on working with companies and professionals to fill accounting and financial related positions, her broad wealth of experience and knowledge allows her to work on many types of positions including administrative, operational, marketing and IT. Ms Berk believes that her forte is in matching the right candidate to the right job based upon the technical skills required, and the needs and values of the parties involved. She also thinks out of the box, when necessary, and could be the one to assist with those “hard to find” professionals. Ms. Berk welcomes the opportunity to meet prospective clients and career seekers.
Beth A. Berk began her career in public accounting in 1982 and has experience in accounting, financial and operational consulting, risk management, business development, recruiting and marketing for public accounting firms, nonprofit organizations, and professional and financial services companies. Her accomplishments include generating $1.7M+ in gross revenue in first year for recruiting firm’s new line of business and producing $200K+ in gross revenue for other lines of business and developing, marketing, and implementing a gift annuity program including first direct mail campaign resulting in closing $300K in planned gifts in less than 4 months of launching program. Ms. Berk has had articles published, authored and presented a report to a Department of Defense agency which resulted in a military regulation, established and implemented policies and procedures, researched technical issues, cultivated client relationships, streamlined departments and procedures, prepared and administered budgets up to $22M, and created and edited marketing and Web site materials. Ms. Berk has served in various capacities at nationally known organizations including Ernst & Young, Moneyline Telerate, American Cancer Society and KPMG. She has been actively involved within the metropolitan Washington DC business community since her arrival in 1999.
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CPA & Professional Services Firms: Andersen Tax (previously WTAS), Bauer & Scott CPA’s, Berlin Ramos and Company,Business Engineering, Inc., CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, CohnReznick LLP (previously Watkins Meegan), Councilor Buchanan & Mitchell, DelCor Technology Solutions, Inc., DeLeon & Stang, Ernst & Young, Grossberg Company LLP, Hertzbach & Company, P.A., KPMG, Jones, Maresca & McQuade, P.A., Lehman Smith McLeish, Matthews, Carter & Boyce, Metro Metro & Associates, Mohn/Allen, , Quadel Consulting, RSM McGladrey, Santos, Postal & Company, P.C., SKMB, P.A., Snyder Cohn, PC, The Albright Group LLC, UHY Advisors, Valuation Services, Inc.
Publicly Traded & Privately Held: Blaydes Industries, Digene, EntreMed, Inc., Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc., Infrastructure Management Group, Marriott, Dow Jones Telerate, Inc., NorthStar Express Freight, Pioneer Roofing Systems, R. Bratti Associates, Social & Scientific Systems, Spacesaver Systems, Inc., TrafficLand, Watson Wyatt Worldwide
Nonprofit: Aerospace Medical Association, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Camping Association, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Health Lawyers Association, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Anchor Mental Health Association, CASA of Maryland, Chelsea School, District of Columbia Primary Care Association, Goodwill Industries, Hadassah, National Apartment Association, National Geographic Society, Telecommunications Industry Association, The Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Woodruff Arts Center
Government & State Funded: Department of Defense, Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, University of Maryland University College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill