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Matthew Perreault, CPA

Audit

People are more important than process.

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Meet Matthew

Matt has 30+ years of SEC, Domestic and international reporting experience, he has been the SEC Audit Practice Leader (at Armanino) for the past 17 years and prior to that, as an auditor with Big4 (Boston, Palo Alto) and controller for 2 public companies. He has served 120+ public companies, 50+ M&A transactions, 30+ IPOs, as an auditor and advisor.

Matt is a recognized subject matter expert in the areas of Revenue Recognition, Complex Debt vs Equity issues, derivative accounting and equity compensation.

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Experience

Professional History

Associations

  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • Boston College, School of Management
  • Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Golden Gate University

Experience

  • Armanino LLP
  • Ernst & Young LLP

Q&A

Q. What can we learn from the past in our profession?
Quality is better than size. Misperception that the Big Four firms have greater quality control measures in place. People are more important than process.
Q. What accounting law or regulation would you like to see changed?
Sarbanes–Oxley, to provide relief to mid-cap companies.
Q. Tell us about one of your favorite clients and why you enjoy working with them?
I have quite a few favorite clients. They share the same characteristics— they're cooperative, fun, and understand the value that we provide.
Q. If you could go back and change any aspect of your life, which would it be?
I would have practiced public speaking at an earlier age.
Q. If you could pass on a nugget of wisdom to aspiring accountants or consultants, what would that be?
If you're in a constrained environment, take a chance, move on. Find an employer whose view of you is as limitless as your own.
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