About Us

Our mission at Bearman CPA is to enable any nonprofit organization, regardless of its size or current financial condition, to access and implement the same financial techniques and best practices employed by the nation’s leading nonprofits.

Nigel Bearman CPA

OWNER

A native Englishman, Nigel founded BearmanCPA PLLC in 2006 to specifically focus on the needs of nonprofits.  After 17 years in leadership roles within nonprofit organizations he sought to provide the local nonprofit community with access to the same financial techniques and best practices employed by the nation’s leading nonprofits.

Prior to founding BearmanCPA PLLC, Nigel served from 1996 to 2006 as Vice President of Finance and Controller at three nonprofits, each with unique challenges and vastly differing budgets.  From 2001 to 2006, he served as a member of the President’s executive leadership group at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine where he developed the annual $100 million operating budget and was a key member of the team responsible for the issuance of over $50 million of 2001 and 2003 revenue bonds.  Moody’s Investor Services upgraded the College’s long-term debt rating from Aa3 to Aa2 during his tenure.

Nigel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of North Texas and gained his public accounting experience at Grant Thornton, LLP.  Originally from Dartford, England, Bearman arrived in the U.S. in 1982, becoming a U.S. citizen in 2002.  He and his wife, Kellie, reside in Wilmington, North Carolina with their three young sons.

Kellie Bearman

CO-OWNER

As co-founder of BCPA, Kellie plays an integral role in staffing, administration, and strategic thought partner.  With a background in corporate analysis and coaching, she brings a unique ability to connect the work to the firm’s broader goals of the company while promoting collaboration amongst the team members.

Kellie enjoys the challenge of balancing her work in the not-for-profit sector with the additional roles of chauffeur, chef and extracurricular coordinator for her three amazing boys. She also enjoys yoga, crafting and beach time with the family.

Quartney Beachy

ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE

As an accounting associate for BearmanCPA, Quartney is the go-to person for our charter school clients. Her background in finance, human resources and customer service allows her to handle the wide range of tasks needed for this role and her attention to detail ensures that the schools have everything they need to succeed.

A native Pennsylvanian, Quartney has firmly transplanted her roots to the coastal soil of North Carolina. She is a proud mom who cherishes family time and a good book, but don’t be surprised to see her fishing or exploring the outdoors on an ATV.

Megan Miller

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE

Megan is an Administrative Associate and has her hand in a little bit of everything at Bearman CPA. Her background in marketing and customer service has prepared her to wear many hats while creating and maintaining great relationships with the clients.
From the bookkeeper to the board member, Megan’s unique skills in maintaining strong professional relationships serve us well.

Megan is originally from southwest Florida but has called North Carolina home since 2016. In her spare time, you can find her and her husband renovating their home or conversion van. She also enjoys travelling, gardening, antique-shopping, and listening to podcasts while spending time on the beach.

Nigel Bearman

OWNER

A native Englishman, Nigel founded BearmanCPA PLLC in 2006 to specifically focus on the needs of nonprofits.  After 17 years in leadership roles within nonprofit organizations he sought to provide the local nonprofit community with access to the same financial techniques and best practices employed by the nation’s leading nonprofits.

Prior to founding BearmanCPA PLLC, Nigel served from 1996 to 2006 as Vice President of Finance and Controller at three nonprofits, each with unique challenges and vastly differing budgets.  From 2001 to 2006, he served as a member of the President’s executive leadership group at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine where he developed the annual $100 million operating budget and was a key member of the team responsible for the issuance of over $50 million of 2001 and 2003 revenue bonds.  Moody’s Investor Services upgraded the College’s long-term debt rating from Aa3 to Aa2 during his tenure.

Nigel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of North Texas and gained his public accounting experience at Grant Thornton, LLP.  Originally from Dartford, England, Bearman arrived in the U.S. in 1982, becoming a U.S. citizen in 2002.  He and his wife, Kellie, reside in Wilmington, North Carolina with their three young sons.

Kellie Bearman

CO-OWNER

As co-founder of BCPA, Kellie plays an integral role in staffing, administration, and strategic thought partner.  With a background in corporate analysis and coaching, she brings a unique ability to connect the work to the firm’s broader goals of the company while promoting collaboration amongst the team members.

Kellie enjoys the challenge of balancing her work in the not-for-profit sector with the additional roles of chauffeur, chef and extracurricular coordinator for her three amazing boys. She also enjoys yoga, crafting and beach time with the family.

Quartney Beachy

ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE

As an accounting associate for BearmanCPA, Quartney is the go-to person for our charter school clients. Her background in finance, human resources and customer service allows her to handle the wide range of tasks needed for this role and her attention to detail ensures that the schools have everything they need to succeed.

A native Pennsylvanian, Quartney has firmly transplanted her roots to the coastal soil of North Carolina. She is a proud mom who cherishes family time and a good book, but don’t be surprised to see her fishing or exploring the outdoors on an ATV.

Megan Miller

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE

Megan is an Administrative Associate and has her hand in a little bit of everything at Bearman CPA. Her background in marketing and customer service has prepared her to wear many hats while creating and maintaining great relationships with the clients.
From the bookkeeper to the board member, Megan’s unique skills in maintaining strong professional relationships serve us well.

Megan is originally from southwest Florida but has called North Carolina home since 2016. In her spare time, you can find her and her husband renovating their home or conversion van. She also enjoys travelling, gardening, antique-shopping, and listening to podcasts while spending time on the beach.