Matthew S. Lawrence

    VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

    Matthew S Lawrence has been with Deseret Trust since 2019. Prior to joining Deseret Trust Company, he worked in other Church-affiliated organizations since 2007, including Ensign Peak Advisors and the Church Auditing Department. Prior to working for the Church he worked in public accounting for 6 years.

    His main responsibilities include:

    • Overseeing and supervising all accounting and reporting functions.
    • Financial reporting to donors, management, audit committee, and the board.
    • Tracking and reporting common trust funds.
    • Monitoring and reviewing all controls, risk management, performance, and reconciliations.
    • Administering trust and investment systems.
    • Affiliate reporting and tracking of beneficial obligations.
    • Coordinating all auditing functions with the Church Audit Department, outside auditors, and financial regulators.

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor of Arts (Accounting) – Weber State University
    • Masters of Accountancy and Information Systems – Arizona State University
    • Licensed CPA – State of Utah
    • Member of the AICPA