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Matthew Lerner




Executive summary

Matthew is a Principal within Grant Thornton’s Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Advisory Services practice. His experience includes collaboration with clients in a variety of areas, including internal audit, internal control assessments, enterprise risk management, operational and business process improvement, compliance reviews, organizational and staffing assessments, software evaluation and selection, project management, strategy, and financial modeling. Matthew is a Certified Internal Auditor with extensive experience performing internal audits, risk assessments, corporate and transaction due diligence reviews, and regulatory reporting. Matthew’s more than eighteen years of experience spans a variety of business sectors including not-for-profit, higher education, healthcare, financial services, and governmental entities.


Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Matthew worked for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where he managed compliance for a portfolio of New York City based companies, and led various strategic and technology-driven initiatives.



Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)


  • Matthew received a Bachelor of Science in Management, with High Honors, from Rutgers University. He also received his MBA specializing in Accounting and Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.


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