Small & Midsize Businesses
Matt Latham, CPA, Principal
With over 15 years of public accounting experience, Matt provides tax consulting and support to the firm’s Affordable Housing and Small and Midsize Business teams. Named to Maner Costerisan’s principal group in 2021, Matt is very passionate about partnering with clients to develop and execute plans that help maximize the value of their business. Developing, advising and creating strategies that maximize tax efficiencies is very rewarding for Matt and continues to keep him motivated to do better each day.
In addition to his leadership role advising clients and supporting colleagues on the tax team, Matt is very active in the community presenting tax legislation updates to trade associations. He also writes thought leadership pieces for Maner’s website and regularly presents on firm-sponsored tax webinars, educating clients about tax legislation and compliance-related changes. Matt has a talent for simplifying highly complex tax regulations in a way that makes sense to the average business owner.
Naturally gravitating toward accounting due to his passion to help people, Matt describes himself as calm under pressure; and his colleagues 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.
An avid fan of water polo, Matt served as head coach of the Michigan State men’s and women’s club water polo teams, winning Big Ten Coach of the Year accolades four times. Under his leadership, the teams have won a combined three Big Ten titles (men – 2014, 2019, women – 2019) and the 2021 men’s team won the CWPA collegiate club national championship. Additionally, Matt officiates high school water polo. When he’s not coaching or officiating, he enjoys golfing and cheering on Michigan State, the Detroit Lions, Tigers and Red Wings.
Matt lives in Meridian Township with his dog, Maggie.
One of the best pieces of advice someone gave to me when I was new to the industry was to listen - not to respond, but just listen.
Too often we are formulating a response as someone is talking to us and not really listening to what might be the problem and as a result missing an opportunity to connect with someone. It's important to just listen and not listen to respond.
Years of Experience
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)