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Vice President Finance

Matthew C. Williams, VP Finance

Matthew C. Williams

Matthew Williams is a native of Johnston County, North Carolina where he worked during his youth in the tobacco fields in and around his hometown of Clayton. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Accounting from North Carolina State University in 1990, and passed the NC uniform CPA examination upon graduation. Matt began his career in public accounting where he worked for four years from 1990 to 1993 with the international accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick. He served as an auditor for KMPG working out of the Raleigh, NC office and was senior auditor from 1992 to 1993 coordinating audit engagements including that of Carolinas Cotton Growers Cooperative.

Matt worked for a short period of time for Investors Mangement Corporation, in Raleigh, NC before coming to work for Carolinas Cotton Growers Cooperative in the fall of 1994 as Vice President of Finance. Matt oversees all finance functions for the Cooperative and its subsidiary companies, Cotton Growers Warehouses, Inc. and Southeast Futures Management, Inc. His responsibilities include preparation of monthly and annual consolidated financial statements, commercial bank reporting and cash management functions. Matt manages the relationships with the Cooperative's commercial banks, external auditors and tax service providers, corporate attorneys, investment advisors and corporate insurance providers. Matt also handles all human resource functions for the Cooperative and serves as Secretary/Treasurer to the board of directors of the Cooperative and its subsidiaries.

Matt continues to maintain his CPA license and is active in industry organizations including the NC Association of CPA's and the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives. He serves in various roles with his church, Shine Community Church. Matt and his wife Courtney and family reside in Clayton, NC.


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