Matt Neu

CPA, Senior Audit Manager

Phone: 920.684.2549
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About Matt

Matt Neu joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 1999. He is a senior audit manager in the firm’s Manitowoc office. He provides audit services to nonprofit organizations, commercial entities, governmental entities and employee benefit plans. In addition, he performs compilation and review engagements.

Matt earned his advanced employee benefit plan certificate in 2018 after completing several hours of continuing education. He is a member of the firm’s Nonprofit Service Group and Employee Benefit Plan Service Group.

Areas of Focus

Commercial Accounting and Auditing

Employee Benefit Plan Audits

Nonprofit Audits


Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Marketing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Certified Public Accountant

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community Organizations

Manitowoc – Two Rivers YMCA, Board of Directors, Finance Committee Member

Newton Youth Sports, Board Treasurer

Shady Lane, Inc., Board Member

Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors/Treasurer

Recent Articles by Matt

What Form 990 to File

What Form 990 to File?

The majority of tax-exempt organizations are required to file an annual return called a Form 990. Four different Form 990s
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Grant Management

Key Consideration of Grant Management

Over the past year and a half, non-profit organizations have faced significant challenges due to the worldwide COVID pandemic. Organizations
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endowment fund

Is an Endowment Fund a Good Fit for Your Organization?

Has your organization been thinking about creating an endowment fund? Endowment funds can appeal to donors as a way of
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Community Foundation Tax

Beneficial Interest in a Community Foundation: How Do I Record This?

A community foundation (“Foundation”) is a tax-exempt charitable organization that focuses primarily on addressing community needs and supporting local non-profit
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DHS Audit Requirement Update

During 2017, Wisconsin State Statute 46.036 (4)( c ) and 49.34(4)( c ) were amended to increase the threshold for
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Jobs Act

Hardship Distributions: What’s New?

In February 2018, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act (the “Act”). A key provision of this new legislation relaxes certain
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Form 990 Schedule C

Nonprofit Tax Tidbits: Form 990 Schedule C

Schedule C is used by Section 501(c) organizations and Section 527 organizations to furnish additional information on political campaign activities
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Nonprofit Trends: The 2016 M+R Benchmarks Study

If there's one important takeaway from the 2016 M+R Benchmarks Study, it may be how rapidly the nonprofit universe is
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Retirement Plan Leakage

Retirement Plan Leakage: 101

The word "leakage" is a term that most would not associate with retirement savings. You hear the word leakage and
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