David Bekedam

David Bekedam, CPA
Partner

Industry: Agribusiness – Dairy
Location: Visalia, CA

David Bekedam has over 15 years of experience specializing in accounting, tax and consulting services to the dairy industry. Out of Fresno State’s undergraduate accounting program, David joined a local CPA firm in Tulare, where he provided a full range of accounting services to dairy and farming clients in California’s breadbasket—the San Joaquin Valley. Since joining Frazer LLP in 2006 David works with dairy clients in California, Oregon and Washington. Many of David’s clients are family partnerships, which he helps in a variety of ways including entity formation/dissolution, distressed operations, and credit acquisition. He consults with clients on various financial topics, particularly budgeting, breakeven, and cash flow analysis.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Issuance of financial statements
  • Income tax compliance and planning
  • Formation and dissolution of family dairy partnerships
  • Credit negotiation and financing arrangements

Education:

California State University

Fresno, California

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
 Emphasis in Accounting

Professional Associations and Activities:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Business/Community Associations and Activities:

  • Central Valley Christian Schools, Executive Board, Treasurer

Published Articles:

March 2016 – March 2016 – Cash In on Effective Cash Management, DairyBusiness West
Volatility remains a constant challenge in today’s dairy business. Rapid fluctuations in commodity prices and milk markets require constant monitoring and informed decision making. Read this article for smart and effective cash management ideas, which are essential to keep your dairy running as smoothly as possible.

August 2014 –I have money left over; what do I do with it?, Progressive Dairyman
If you are making milk these days, then you are making money. Now that there is some extra cash in the bank account, the question is: What to do with it? The answer is: “It depends.” Read this article for a few alternatives and how to take advantage of the margins now to better your position later.

March 2013 – Tax Law Changes You Should Know for 2013, Progressive Dairyman
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was signed into law on January 2, 2013. Read this article for some of the changes you should be aware of in 2013.

April 2012 – Where is the Train Headed?, Western Dairy Business
Does your dairy operation have enough cash and available credit to make it through a downturn before hitting certain loan-to-value (LTV) limits? Dairymen should be asking themselves how long it will take before banks are unwilling to extend any further credit. Read this article to learn about the value of a cash flow projection for your dairy.