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Matthew D. Cekander, CPA
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History with Doehring, Winders & Co. LLP:
Matt originally joined Doehring, Winders & Co. in July 2006, after beginning his public accounting career in January 2001 with a large independent CPA firm in the Chicago area. In 2009, he worked in industry as Operations Director for a regional retail music company. He rejoined the firm in 2011. Matt became a partner in July 2014.

Education:
Matt earned his B.S. in Accountancy from Illinois State University in 2001. He graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Experience:
Matt has over 15 years of accounting, auditing, financial, and operational experience drawing from his years in public accounting and in private business. He began his public accounting career in the Chicago area with Miller, Cooper & Co., Ltd. from January 2001 to June 2006 before joining Doehring, Winders & Co. LLP in 2006.

He has experience serving clients in a broad range of industries, including:

         Construction Contractors

         Real Estate

         Manufacturers

         Distributors

         Retailers

         Professional Services

         Financial Institutions

         Not-for-Profit Organizations, including Churches

He specializes in helping private businesses with their financial statements, audits, reviews, and tax return requirements.

He also helps individuals and private businesses with tax planning, forecasting & budgets, accounting software conversions, and business planning including choice of entity (e.g., LLC, sole proprietor, partnership, S Corporations).

Professional Activities:
- Certified Public Accountant (since 2002), licensed in Illinois
- Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Member of Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
- ICPAS Audit & Assurance Services former Senior Committee Member (2013 2017)

Involvement in the Community:
Matt is an active member of the Presbyterian Church in Effingham, where he currently enjoys teaching the High School class and serving as an Elder. He is also an active member and of Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club, member of Pinnacle Forum, treasurer & board member of Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, treasurer and board member of Effingham FCA, and board member of Effingham County Council on Aging.

Other:
Matt and his wife, Amber, reside in Effingham, Illinois, with their two daughters. Matt enjoys playing guitar, watching football, reading, and spending time with family.