Certified Public Accountant Career Paths

After studying accounting in the Pacific Northwest, Cherin Perelman took a position with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Prague as a certified public accountant (CPA). Since the late 1980s, Cherin Perelman has worked in the performing arts industry.The path to a career as a CPA begins with high school and college math courses that lead to the official CPA Exam. Upon passing the exam and meeting all local requirements, a newly certified accountant must select a specialty; in addition to the fields of public and corporate accounting, there are multiple subsets from which to choose. For example, internal auditing involves the monitoring of corporate spending while safeguarding the company against excessive waste and fraud. Alternatively, CPAs might opt for a career in information technology, a field in which accountants are required to ensure that all technology meets security and efficiency standards. CPAs who specialize in taxes, on the other hand, must stay up to date on all tax laws in order to steer their employer away from unnecessary spending. Additional specialty fields include forensic, managerial, and environmental accounting.


As a Partner in California’s Beverly Hills Casting, Cherin Perelman specializes in renting space for auditions and castings while providing high-quality hospitality in a professional, organized environment. A new name in the industry, Beverly Hills Casting includes a state-of-the-art boutique studio located on South Beverly Drive near the heart of the city.

Before joining the entertainment industry in the Southwestern United States, Cherin Perelman served as an Accountant for Seattle’s One Reel, a leader in event production and one of the oldest arts organizations in the region. She focused on the financial aspects of multiple arts and music events. Ms. Perelman has also auditioned and selected actors for various roles for International Christian Film Festival, the 168 Film Project.

Cherin Perelman began her professional career as a Certified Public Accountant for Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). During her tenure with Coopers and Lybrand, she performed several auditing tasks and international tax treaty work, learning the Czech language and working alongside former U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia Shirley Temple Black.

In addition, Cherin Perelman speaks German, Polish, and French. Furthermore, Ms. Perelman excels at chess and figure skating, and she enjoys rollerblading, surfing, dancing, and rock climbing in her spare time.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present


Beverly Hills Casting


Aug 1985 - Dec 1989


University of Washington