Chris Etheridge, CPA CFE
ServicesAccounting/Financial Reporting, Audit/ Attestation, Compilations, Employee Benefit Plan Audit, International Business Services, Reviews,
IndustriesAgribusiness, Construction, International Corporations, Manufacturing & Distribution, Nonprofit, Professional Services, Technology, Transportation,
Chris is a Partner in the Frazier & Deeter’s Assurance & Advisory Practice. Chris works with clients in a variety of industries, including professional service firms, nonprofit, manufacturing, distribution, real estate, technology, construction, healthcare and agribusiness. In addition to these services, he provides tax and financial analysis for closely held businesses.
Chris’ areas of expertise include employee benefit plan audits as well as regulatory and tax compliance. He oversees the Employee Benefits Services Group, which includes dedicated employee benefit professionals who can assist in all areas from plan audits to actual design of comprehensive employee benefit packages. The group audits qualified defined contribution, defined benefit and health and welfare plans, as well as having extensive experience auditing plans required to file an annual 11-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Chris has earned the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). This designation is awarded to select professionals responsible for detecting, deterring and investigating fraud and white-collar crime. He also serves as a technical reviewer for the firm’s Accounting and Assurance Practice. As a result of his extensive experience, other public accounting firms hire Chris to perform peer reviews of their CPA practices. He currently sits as a member of the Georgia Society of CPA’s Peer Review Executive Committee. In those duties, he is responsible for overseeing the peer review process and compliance for the member firms in the State of Georgia.
Professional and Civic Organizations
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), Member of Peer Review Executive Committee and Employee Benefit Quality Task Force
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
ASPPA Benefits Council of Atlanta, Board of Directors
The Worldwide Employee Benefits Network
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta: Board of Directors, Chair of the HR Committee, Finance Committee Member
Georgia State Soccer Association, Board of Directors
Delta Tau Delta National Fraternity, Finance Committee
Cumming/Forsyth Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors/Treasurer
Open Hand, Volunteer
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
University of Georgia | Athens, GA