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Matt Howells
Partner, Assurance and business services

Matthew Howells

Assurance and accounting

Areas of expertise

Audit and accounting legislation, regulations and standards.


Matt heads the team responsible for the provision of audit and accounting technical support to the assurance and business services departments of Smith & Williamson and Nexia Smith & Williamson and their clients. He also develops technical material and manages the firm’s audit methodology.

He presents financial reporting and audit seminars and workshops to internal and external audiences.

Notable achievements

  • Member of the Nexia Smith & Williamson Technical and Quality Monitoring committees, dealing with regulators, assessing the impact of new regulations and ensuring that the firm’s procedures are adequate.
  • Deputy chairman of the Financial Reporting Expert group of the quoted companies alliance, advising on the impact of accounting regulation on smaller quoted companies.
  • Member of the Financial Reporting Faculty Editorial board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), which is responsible for the faculty’s factsheets and other publications.

Professional qualifications/memberships

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

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