Matt Waters, CPA, MBA, CGMA, has more than 15 years of experience managing accounting and finance. He has worked with both small organizations and large public companies including The Home Depot and American Tower. His expertise includes process improvements and software evaluation for the FASB’s new lease accounting guidance issued in February 2016.
While at Home Depot, he led the project to consolidate data for real estate, equipment and other leased assets into a single department, which increased efficiency for the preparation of financial reports, 10K footnotes, budgets and forecasts. Organizing lease data allowed the business to see patterns, eliminate waste, and make more informed decisions. Ultimately, his project enabled company-wide quality control over leased assets that reduced over-payments and other costs, which added money back to the bottom line.
Waters became a Certified Public Accountant in February 2004 and a Chartered Global Management Accountant in July 2012. He received his MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.