Matt Powell Promoted to Partner at Brown Smith Wallace
ST. LOUIS (January 29, 2015) Matthew Powell has been promoted to Partner, Audit Services at Brown Smith Wallace. Powell is the Audit Partner in charge of the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit practice consisting of more than 150 annual plan audits. With more than 15 years of specialized accounting, auditing and consulting experience, he has developed an extensive knowledge of benefit plan audits, including related ERISA, IRS, DOL & SEC rules and regulations.
As the firm’s subject matter expert related to benefit plan audits, Powell keeps his clients aware of the latest developments, including current accounting and regulatory changes. As Partner, he will continue to be responsible for the overall design and implementation of the firm’s employee benefit plan audit methodology. This includes developing and overseeing the training of the firm’s benefit plan engagement teams as well as providing technical leadership to support the firm’s employee benefit plan engagements.
Powell graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Missouri—St. Louis. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves as a member of the accounting and auditing committee and the technical issues group subcommittee of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.
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