Matthew Burke

Matthew Burke, CPA, CFE



(631) 582-1600 x214

Professional Experience:

Matt specializes in serving Cerini and Associates’ diverse array of nonprofit clients. Matt has nearly fifteen years of experience with Cerini & Associates, LLP and KPMG, and is experienced with many types of complex accounting, auditing, compliance, and governance matters that impact both the entrepreneurial and nonprofit communities.

Matt is heavily involved in the firm’s marketing and development initiatives. He is directly involved in recruitment, website development, and creation and implementation of marketing plans and strategies. In addition to being an editor and contributor to several of the firm’s newsletters, including Best Practices, written for physician practices; The NFP Advisor, distributed to the nonprofit sector; and The Bottom Line, which is distributed to over 5,000 businesses throughout New York. Matt has also written Practice Insights for Lexis Nexis’ tax research platform, has been published in Building Long Island Magazine, and has been published in the 2010 Who’s Who in Accounting and 2012 Who’s Who in Auditing for Long Island Business News.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Operational and internal controls reviews
  • Outsourced controller/CFO functions
  • Merger and acquisition due diligence
  • Creation of policy and procedure manuals
  • Grant compliance audits and services
  • Tax-exemption applications
  • Audits and preparation of New York State CFR’s, AHCF-1’s, and CAFR’s
  • Feasibility studies and budgeting
  • Breakeven and cash flow analyses
  • Performance of valuable compilations and independent reviews
  • Financial projections, forecasting, and modeling
  • Forensic examinations

Key Clients:

  • Nonprofit organizations (mental health, housing, religious organizations, et al)
  • Start-up entities
  • Technology-based companies (software providers, IT servicers, SaaS providers, et al)
  • Construction contractors
  • Healthcare providers (mental health, home health care, physician practices, et al)
  • Wineries (producers, farming, and distribution)
  • Manufacturers and distributors

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • The Forensic CPA Society
  • Small Business Advisory Committee of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce
  • Associate Member of the Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI)
  • Board Member of the Miller Place – Mt. Sinai Historical Society
  • Long Island Wine Council

Licenses & Certifications:


Matt is a graduate from Long Island University – C.W. Post Campus with a BS in Accounting.