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Matt Latham, CPA
Senior Manager, Tax Services

“As a CPA, I am a trusted advisor, and my goal is to help my clients’€ businesses reach their full potential, whether it’s a tax savings idea, a quick conversation about what’€s going on with their business today, tax planning, or compliance.”


Matt is a senior manager in the firm’s tax department.  Matt specializes in working with closely held businesses in minimizing tax liability and maximizing business growth and value. In addition, he works closely with the firm’s affordable housing niche. Matt is the go-to professional for state and local taxes and the Affordable Care Act.

The knowledge and experience Matt has gained over the years has equipped him with the skill set necessary to meet the individual needs of his clients. Specifically, he has helped individuals through tax audits. During the tax audit process, Matt takes the time to explain the necessary steps and information to the client, including what the process will be and what is needed to minimize any potential tax bill.  He feels that his informative approach helps to sooth the worries of his clients and assists them in creating a positive outcome.

Matt is also no stranger to the podium. He is a respected professional within the local marketplace. Over the years, he has spoken at the Lansing Chamber of Commerce on the Affordable Care Act Tax Update and has also conducted several firm seminars. In addition, he has written an article on the Michigan Tax Update for the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan on the Michigan.

Matt describes himself as calm under pressure and his co-workers know him to be a dependable team member.  He credits his success to a hard work ethic, the ability to work well with others and a strong self-motivation to get the work done.

Matt recently had the opportunity to coach for Okemos High School.  During his time there, the team experienced a series of tragedies that would have disheartened most.  Instead, Matt describes a team that came together and worked hard to achieve the goals they set out to accomplish despite their hardships.  This experience taught him that hard work and strong character can help you through even the toughest of times.  He now puts this philosophy into his interaction with clients and co-workers.

Matt grew up in Grand Blanc, Michigan and currently resides in East Lansing. He is very active in sports, particularly, water polo. What some people may not know is that he once worked for a PGA tour and had the pleasure of meeting Tiger Woods. In addition, Matthew is an avid Red Wings, Tigers, Spartans and Lions fan.

Designations
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Michigan
Memberships
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
Honors/Activities/Achievements
  • 2012 Lansing State Journal Water Polo Coach of the Year
Education
  • Michigan State University
    • Master of Science in Accountancy
    • Bachelor of Arts, Accountancy