As a tax and accounting practitioner, Matthew works with clients in the areas of income tax, accounting and IRS preparation, and financial and insurance services.
Matthew prepares corporate and personal income tax returns and provides a wide array of tax and accounting advice. As an Enrolled Agent—the highest credential awarded by the Internal Revenue Service—he represents clients before the IRS. He also offers financial and investment guidance, possesses health and life insurance licenses, and assists with retirement planning.
Matthew began his professional career in 1990 as an electrical engineer. Since then, he developed his well-rounded background at companies including Motorola and Hewitt & Associates, working in the areas of engineering, project management, technical sales, and payroll implementation project management.
He joined AJ Pope in 2006 and in 2009, he received his master’s degree in accounting and finance, as well as certification from the IRS as an enrolled agent.
Matthew is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) and a member of the Independent Accountants Association of Illinois (IAAI). Matthew is also a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
“I care about people and I like using the services I provide to help improve lives,” says Matthew. “That’s what it’s all about for me. When I’m able to achieve tax savings for a client or assist parents on financially planning for their children’s future, that’s highly fulfilling work that’s also impactful and meaningful.”