Matt is a tax shareholder with more than 15 years of experience serving public, private and emerging growth global organizations. He has worked with domestic and global clients in numerous industries, including transportation, technology, manufacturing and healthcare. He currently works with domestic and global clients in numerous industries including retail, transportation and logistics, distribution, manufacturing and technology. Matt has extensive experience in federal and state income tax compliance, as well as tax accounting calculations and reviews. Matt also has extensive experience in federal and state taxes for multiple different entity types, including pass-throughs and Corporations.


B.S.- Accounting, Duquesne University

Professional and Community Involvement

Leader—Schneider Downs Transportation and Logistics Industry Group

Co-Leader— Schneider Downs Employee Retention Credit Practice

Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants


Do you have a hobby/personal passion?   
When I have downtime, I enjoy playing golf, cooking, and watching sports/gameshows on television.

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?   
Knowledge and relationships are keys to almost every aspect in our daily lives.

Who is your role model? 
My parents have always been my role models.  They instilled the values of family, hard work, and perseverance through adversity.

What was your childhood dream? 
Be an offensive lineman in the NFL or a professional racecar driver.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self? 
You are not as busy as you think you are – study a little harder and take advantage of the free time.

People would be surprised to know that I… 
I went to college to become a dentist.

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career? 
Every day is different and I rarely do the same thing more than twice.

What was your first job? 
Cooking pizza, hoagies, and making ice cream at a local pizza restaurant.

Do you have a “motto”? (spoken or unspoken) 
There is no such thing as a free lunch!

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
Spend time with my family and friends.

Do you have advice for young professionals? 
Work with people/teams that you can learn from and grow.

Our Thoughts On


Big Problem: Inefficiency In Data Extraction And File Conversion.

Big Thinking: Use Proprietary Software To Do What Once Took Days In Just Hours.

Shareholder TED PETTKO has extensive experience with public and privately owned companies from a diverse group of industries, and he’s been with Schneider Downs since 1997.
Ted's team implemented a solution for a client who had an ongoing need to extract data from one platform and enter it into another. The manual process they had in place was not only cumbersome and time consuming, but it also resulted in an unclean format. Using proprietary data analysis software, IDEA, the team helped the client extract an entire year of information into a clean format in a matter of hours. Previously, it had taken the client several days to perform the extraction. "Our efforts on behalf of our client enhanced their timeliness and efficiency," Pettko said. "Using data analysis software in the audit profession gives us the ability to extract information in a fraction of the time, summarize the data and produce high-level analytics to support our audit opinion. Ultimately it's a win-win." Schneider Downs provides Big Thinking and Personal Focus in delivering a variety of services for large and small businesses, both publicly and privately held, as well as nonprofit organizations, government entities and more. Through our commitment to thought leadership and knowledge management, we deliver the solutions our clients need with a personal commitment to service.

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