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Robert E. Eash

Robert E. Eash

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Robert E. Eash

Partner, Audit Services
RSM

Bob has more than 30 years of public accounting experience, and dedicates his time exclusively to serving clients in the specialty lending industry. Our clients in the specialty lending group include direct consumer loans, purchasers of automobile and other retail installment contracts, purchasers of distressed debt, purchasers of annuity streams, automobile leasing, buy here pay here auto dealerships and related finance companies, pawn shops, other consumer lenders, and small commercial loans. Bob has experience serving public and private companies including initial public offerings, private placements and securitization transactions.
Bob is involved with resolving audit and accounting issues, financial reporting, and consults with management on solving unique issues related to the specialty lending industry. Bob is a designated concurring reviewer and quality control reviewer.
Bob advises clients with mergers and acquisitions, performs due diligence on behalf of buyers of specialty lending companies and asset-based lending due diligence for lenders.
He has been an instructor of the firm’s continuing professional education programs providing training to our associates throughout the country. Bob speaks at the Independents Section of the American Financial Services Association and other associations to present results of benchmarking information for the specialty lending industry. Bob also presents continuing professional education seminars related to new accounting pronouncements.
Professional affiliations and credentials
• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants
• American Financial Services Association (AFSA), Independents Section and Accounting Committee member
• NACD Advisory Committee
Bob has been involved in the community through the Greater Raleigh, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Leadership Raleigh Class 17, past membership in the Chamber CFO Roundtable group, and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants’ Young CPA Cabinet, in which he is an inaugural member.
Education
• Bachelor of Science, accounting, Manchester University