Matthew S. Lawrence


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