Matthew Nash – BusinessWest

Supervisor, Audit & Assurance Department, Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C. Age 31

Like most who venture into the broad realm of accounting, Matt Nash found early on that he had an affinity for quantities. But, all over again, like most of those who be part of this profession, he uncovered this enterprise is not genuinely about quantities it is about associations and assisting enterprise homeowners and professionals cope with the troubles and prospects that appear their way.

And that was before COVID-19.

The pandemic has merely served to amplify those people sentiments, stated Nash, supervisor in the Audit & Assurance Office at Holyoke-centered Meyers Brothers Kalicka, who, due to the fact joining the company as an intern a 10 years ago, has risen in the ranks and taken on a host of new tasks within the agency, though also starting to be rather active in just the local community as effectively.

“It’s producing it far more exciting,” he explained of the pandemic, with a discernable volume of sarcasm in his voice. Talking with BusinessWest at the height of tax year, he mentioned the business is aiding clientele navigate a host of COVID-relevant matters, from two rounds of Paycheck Protection Software grants to the Employee Retention Credit, to just holding the doors open up in the wake of slipping revenues. “It keeps it fascinating.”

And that phrase applies to much extra than accounting and auditing. In fact, Nash and his wife, Riley, welcomed their to start with boy or girl, Brooks, just a couple of months soon after COVID arrived, with the pandemic including new layers of intrigue to what is generally a memorable and challenging time.

“Any time my moms and dads or my wife’s mother and father wished to see our son, it was nearly like a two-7 days quarantine for them,” he recalled. “My father-in-regulation wasn’t equipped to hold my son for a few or 4 months soon after he was born. It unquestionably designed factors substantially extra difficult.”

As for his get the job done in the neighborhood, Nash, a native of West Springfield, reported he wants to give back again to the region, and the company not only encourages its personnel to do so, it facilitates that course of action by giving them the time to get involved.

Nash is a board member with Springfield University Volunteers, a member of the Ronald McDonald Household golf match committee, a mentor for the Westfield State College accounting method, a volunteer for Bigger Springfield Habitat for Humanity, and a co-chief of his firm’s neighborhood initiative to assistance ‘stuff the bus’ for the United Way of Pioneer Valley.


—George O’Brien