Hi I'm Matt...
What is your role at Creaseys?
I am an Associate Director in the Corporate and Business practice, responsible for the delivery of services to a portfolio of around 80 corporate clients from a wide range of industries, and including both limited companies and LLPs. Most of my clients are owner-managed businesses who value the broad audit, accounting, tax and VAT advisory services which Creaseys is able to provide. In addition to my client facing role, I am the registered ICAEW Counsellor for the firm's ACA students, providing them with regular feedback and guidance as they progress through their exam studies. I am also part of the firm's Leadership Team, with a particular responsibility for audit and accounts within the Corporate and Business practice. I work with the firm's technical Committee, which monitors developments in the accounting and audit profession, and provides regular internal training and support to the Team.
What are your specialisms and areas of interest?
Many of my clients require statutory audits, so this in an important part of my role at Creaseys. A significant proportion of my audit clients belongs to groups (both UK-based and overseas), and so I am often involved in consolidated financial reporting and auditing. Apart from audits and accounts, I am regularly involved in financial due diligence projects, which I particularly enjoy because it provides us with the opportunity really to add value to our clients in their deliberations about a proposed acquisition. In addition, I am part of the firm’s Share and Business Valuations Team, which involves preparing valuation reports for businesses for a variety of reasons, such as shareholder exits, EMI share option schemes, and probate purposes. I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. I am also a member of the ICAEW’s Audit and Assurance Faculty and Financial Reporting Faculty.
What's your proudest achievement at Creaseys (so far)?
As well as training and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Creaseys, I was delighted to be promoted to the role of Client Manager in just over six years from first joining the firm.
What three words would you use to describe Creaseys?
What are your five favourite things?
- FIFA ’17
- Hard dance and DJing
- Real ale
- Whiskey and beer festivals!