Matthew Smith,
CPA, CCIFP

Experience

Matt joined YHB in 2008 after graduating from Radford University. At YHB, he has focused his efforts on providing audit, review, compilation and tax services to private companies in various industries, including construction and real estate. Through his active participation in construction trade associations, Matt has obtained a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of these industries.

Expertise

As someone who has been actively involved in both the audit and attestation as well as tax services, Matt has a strong understanding of accounting and tax issues that are unique to the construction industry. He is familiar with their unique accounting and reporting needs, as well as industry benchmarks and best practices. Matt excels at analyzing financial statements and ratios, and advising clients about ways to improve their accounting procedures and internal controls.

Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals

To further his commitment to the construction industry, Matt became a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (CCIFPs) in 2018. The Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP®) designation is the only accounting certification for construction financial professionals accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO 17024:2012.

Approach

Open communication with management throughout the year helps Matt establish a healthy, trusting relationship with the client. Frequent communication helps identify the client’s concerns and allows Matt to focus on areas that will add value to the client and address those concerns. His goal is to have a no surprise engagement that is characterized by a high degree of interaction with the client, which facilitates quick response to any issues as well as effective and efficient completion of every engagement.

Involvement and Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
Associated Builders and Contractors, Member
Associated General Contractors, Member
National Association of Homebuilders, Member
Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association, Member
Construction Financial Management Association, Member
American Subcontractors Association of the Shenandoah Valley, Treasurer/Secretary

Education

Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting and finance, from Radford University