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Matthew B. Smith

CPA

Director

Professional Overview

Matt has more than 25 years of finance, accounting, and operating experience with start-up and growing companies in diverse industries. He has extensive experience working with venture capital and private equity groups in M&A activity and raising capital. Matt has a proven track record implementing strategy and processes to affect growth. He ramps up quickly as a valuable member of executive management teams to assist organizations in accounting, systems, and financial reporting in an outsourced or interim capacity. Matt specializes in:

  • Cash flow modeling for future business performance
  • Working capital planning for sustainable long-term growth
  • Due diligence support for M&A transactions and debt financing
  • Development of reporting and KPIs to present financial data in ways that support improved management decision making
  • Management of all accounting and finance functions, including overseeing accounting staff, tax, treasury, along with HR, benefits, and insurance requirements

Prior to joining Elliott Davis, Matt was the CFO of a private equity-owned software company where he implemented all the accounting, HR, and treasury functions, assisted in developing the sales and marketing strategy, and managed the due diligence process in the successful sale of the company. Having been part of several start-up companies, Matt brings customers valuable insight based on his industry experience.

Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • B.S. Accounting, Wake Forest University

Civic and Community Activities

  • President and past Treasurer, Greenville Country Club
  • Board of Trustees and Finance Committee member, United Way of Greenville
  • Athletic Advisory Board, Wake Forest University
  • Greenville Best and Brightest under 35, 2004

Services

Accounting Advisory Services

Consulting & Advisory

Financial Advisory