030: Matt Malcom: Career Growth In Both a Large Firm & a Sole Proprietorship

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Matt Malcom

Matt Malcom, Owner of Malcom Accounting Services LLC, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast.

Mom Lied to Me!

One of the most humorous parts of this interview comes in the very first few minutes. As is our tradition I started with asking about how Matt came to decide to pursue accounting as a career, and the direct quote from Matt was, “It came from a lie from my mother!” Obviously he said this in jest, but it made for a great start to the show. I don’t want to give away the punchline of course, so you’ll need to listen in to hear the full story. It’s definitely original!

Regional / national firm experience

Matt also shares how he started his career with the predecessor firm to Cohen Reznick, and built up his knowledge base and experience over a 15 year period with that firm. It’s experience that continues to benefit him today, and although he had left full-time employment with the firm, he continues to work with them on contract projects and has for years.


After many years with the national firm though, Matt decided it was time to look into other options and decided to take some time off to consider what may be a good next step. To his surprise, he ended up having several opportunities to continue to work on projects on a contract basis both with his previous firm and with new referral clients, so he decided to setup his own practice – Malcom Accounting Services. As you will hear in the interview, it’s a decision he’s been very happy with. While he admits to working weekends occasionally and I suspect a few other off-hours, he appreciates the schedule freedom that self-employment has afforded him. It works very well with his family life.

I hope you enjoy this episode. As you will hear, Matt is a very straight-forward and transparent individual. He was a pleasure to interview.

Have a great week! There’s more to come…

Mark Goldman CPA
President – Where Accountants Go

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