W. CHAD NESBIT is Vice President of Customs Audits and Compliance for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and is based in Atlanta. Mr. Nesbit performs compliance reviews of importers to determine if they have systems in place to produce compliant transactions; these reviews cover internal controls and procedures as well as areas such as valuation, classification and trade preference programs. In addition, he prepares assessment audits and provides representation during audits. He is also involved in the preparation and filing of reconciliation entries, the preparation of compliance and procedures manuals, and the establishment of import transactions to take advantage of first-sale scenarios.
Mr. Nesbit has more than 15 years of experience in conducting compliance reviews of importers to ensure that they are exercising reasonable care in their importing activities. This experience includes nine years as senior auditor with the U.S. Customs Service’s Regulatory Division.
Mr. Nesbit holds a B.S. in accounting (cum laude) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.