Nicholas W. Cherkas CPA

Partner Phone: 516.741.0515 | Fax: 516.741.0586

Nicholas W. Cherkas CPA, Partner


Nicholas W. Cherkas is a partner at Richards, Witt & Charles, having joined the firm in 1987. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University in New York in 1986, and worked for a medium-size public accounting firm in New York City before coming to Richards, Witt & Charles. He is a CPA in New York and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) andNew York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).


Mr. Cherkas left Richards, Witt & Charles in 1996 to pursue an opportunity as a controller at an automobile dealership, where he gained invaluable insight into automotive retail finance and accounting. There he built an extensive client-side knowledge base of the needs of an automotive dealership. He rejoined our firm in 2002, and put his client-side experience to work for our clients and earned a promotion to partner in 2009.


Mr. Cherkas said that working on both sides of the automotive industry gives him a 360 view of the client-firm relationship, and made him far more responsive to the needs and challenges that face today’s automotive retailers. He added that his skills and knowledge has had a highly beneficial influence throughout the firm, and as a result our firm can give our clients a level of service and expertise that is unparalleled in the industry.

Areas of Expertise

  • Automotive retail dealerships

  • Finance

  • Accounting

Member of:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)