Matt has practiced public accounting since 2005. He specializes in serving various sectors within the not-for-profit and government industries. His clients include higher education institutions, foundations, child care development agencies, associations, hospitals, health clinics, health plans, and municipal entities. He also serves life science companies that receive grants and require compliance audits or consulting over control processes in administering awards.

Matt’s experience includes preparation of financial statements, internal control examinations, and conducting audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and single audits of federal awards. He has significant background in compliance with student financial assistance awards, research and development grants, Head Start, and child care development grants. He’s published articles and presented webinars on relevant topics related to updates on the Uniform Guidance, compliance challenges affecting colleges and universities, and most recently the CARES act. Matt also provides training on accounting and auditing topics for Moss Adams professionals as well as clients and industry organizations.

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • At Least There’s Something New on Overhead
    (Stronger Together, August 2015)
  • Federal Grants Management
    (Workshop on Accessing Government Funding, May 2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, One OC Volunteer Advisory Council
  • Member, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Treasurer, Orange County Advisors in Philanthropy


  • BA, economics, University of California, Los Angeles

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