Cory Bennett is a Partner in our Financial Reporting and Assurance practice. Cory has over fifteen years of experience serving the financial reporting, accounting and related advisory needs of large and middle market clients in both the private and public sector. Cory specializes in not only delivering service excellence through technical expertise, but also being a valued resource for business insights and advice. Throughout his career, he has helped clients navigate the challenges of every cycle of business, from start-up / raising capital to intense growth that may include acquisitive growth, merger and/or liquidity events. Cory also formally consults and provides advisory services for many businesses on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, internal controls, talent assessment and strategic planning. Cory is highly experienced in many industries including restaurants / franchise , manufacturing / distribution, construction, investment companies, employee benefit plans and energy. Cory leads the firm’s restaurant / hospitality group and is an active member of the firm’s Construction practice, among others. Before joining Bennett Thrasher, Cory spent five years working with both Arthur Andersen and Deloitte in their assurance practices.
Cory is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA), Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) and Construction Finance Management Association (CFMA). He is also a Firm representative for recruiting events at the University of Georgia, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) degree and a Master of Accountancy, Audit Specialization degree. Cory was most recently recognized by CPA Practice Advisor on its annual list of 40 Under 40 winners.