San Ramon, Calif.-based Armanino LLP (FY18 net revenue of $267.2 million) has announced that tax expert Matt Fricke has joined the firm as a partner.
Fricke joins the firm’s corporate tax practice with more than two decades of experience navigating the complex tax issues affecting technology companies, from intellectual property and offshore planning structures to domestic credits and incentives.
“Matt’s understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities faced by clients in the technology industry allows him to make an immediate impact at Armanino,” says Matt Armanino, CEO of Armanino LLP. “We are always focused on working with clients to look beyond an immediate engagement and having experts like Matt means we can provide clients with the insights needed to prepare for a constantly shifting market landscape.”
Armanino’s technology accounting and consulting practice provides guidance in strategic tax planning, equity, intellectual property, R&D tax credits, valuation, SOC and SOX compliance, and many other issues. As the firm’s largest industry group, the technology team works with companies at every stage of development.
“With technology companies facing new challenges, from subscription-based accounting issues in the software sector to supply chain disruptions, it is critical to have a partner versed in providing the best solutions for each unique engagement,” the firm says.
Fricke specializes in tax accounting of public companies, venture-funded corporations and startup entities. He is versed in corporate deferred tax accounting and tax reserve analyses, mergers and acquisition accounting, tax attribute analyses, tax internal controls and domestic compliance.
He joins Armanino from Alvarez & Marsal, where he was a managing director. Prior to that, he was the co-lead partner at Clifton Douglas and he held roles at PwC and Deloitte.