Get to know our Accountant, Matt!
Highview welcomed Matthew Lazzaro in 2016, and what a fantastic asset to the team he has been!
Based at the Cranbourne office, Matt is an Associate Manager within Silvio’s large team and is a significant addition to the Highview family. With his great wealth of knowledge and experience, Matt offers exceptional value to his clients.
Before joining Highview, Matt completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Latrobe University. From there, he began work as both an Accountant and Client Manager for firms in Balwyn and Essendon, during which time he attained his CPA accreditation. Now, with over 8 years of accounting and management experience up his sleeve, Matt has become an integral asset and confident mentor to others at Highview.
Matt explains the most rewarding part of his role at Highview…
“By its very nature Highview is fast paced and collaborative. Highview is fuelled by its hard-working members and the environment here is ingrained in a positive ethos that makes it very attractive to work at.”
“Everyone you meet here at Highview, the staff and clients, are all so friendly and genuinely great people and it makes it a pleasure to come to work every day” said Matt.
Matt’s greatest enjoyment working at Highview surrounds building great relationships – the opportunity to collaborate and work closely with his colleagues and his clients. As a senior leader at Highview, Matt has been provided with the platform to utilise his strengths and passions which has seen him absolutely thrive and deliver exceptional results for all.
“It’s a privilege to be able to work meticulously with our clients. In this role I’m able to build close relationships with clients, really listen to them and understand both their personal and business goals. The main focus for me is to truly understand what our clients wish to achieve, and being able to assist them in executing and reaching those aspirations… it’s just so rewarding.”
Matt is a key support and contact for many of the accountants in Silvio’s team, and his ability to effectively manage these relationships has allowed for the maximisation of client outcomes and satisfaction.
Another area Matt loves about Highview, is the businesses belief in consistently delivering the highest standard of client service across its diverse client groups.
Matt mentions the ongoing learning offered at Highview – “Monthly training and mentoring opportunities mean that staff are continuously improving their skills and staying ahead of the curve in many important areas of business in Australia. You’re always learning and bouncing ideas off one another, and our different personalities and diverse backgrounds allow for complex problem solving and innovation which is important in this industry.”
When Matt’s not crunching numbers at the office…
Matt is an adrenaline junkie and loves snowboarding and wake-boarding. During the Winter months Matt enjoys heading off to Mt Buller, and then in Summer Matt loves spending time away on weekends at his holiday house in Bonnie Doon, where he can tear up the water on his board, as well as take his gorgeous British Bulldog Gracie out for a swim.
Matt is passionate about being outdoors and when he’s in nature he is his happiest… when he’s not spending time with his beautiful wife Kat, of course!
In June 2016 the couple tied the knot in the lovely Dandenong Ranges, and last year they celebrated their honeymoon travelling across Europe through Germany, France and the beautiful Italian Amalfi Coast (jealous!). If champagne in Paris and pasta in Italy isn’t the most romantic thing to do with your partner, we don’t know what is!
Recently moved into a new home, Matt is always taking on new adventures and challenges, and that’s why he is such a perfect fit at Highview Accounting & Financial. We know his future at Highview will be a long one filled with successes.
Come book in with Matt at Cranbourne and experience the reliable expertise that he has to offer.