Matthew has been an Associate with Robert Purchas & Associates since joining the firm on 1 April 2010. Immediately prior to joining Robert Purchas & Associates, he spent six years in a senior role with one of the leading Big 4 accounting firms.
In total, Matthew has over fifteen years of financial and business experience, gained in the chartered accountancy and commercial fields in both New Zealand and Australia. During this time he has had a wide exposure to various disciplines including business advisory services, management accounting, taxation and audit.
Matthew has broad industry experience including property, construction, manufacturing, and high net worth individuals. He also has a particular interest in software and technology companies, an interest gained during his time in Australia where he was the Australian and New Zealand Chief Financial Officer of the General Electric's e-commerce division, GE Global eXchange Services (now GXS). Matthew is also a committee member and the current treasurer of the Canterbury Software Cluster.
Matthew is familiar with most business accounting software systems and is a Xero certified advisor.