Matthew Petersen

Providing expert advice in taxation and accounting, asset protection, business structures and succession planning.

Matthew is a key member of the firm’s Agribusiness specialisation.

Matthew Petersen is a Director at Perks with over 12 years’ experience. During this time he has developed a high level of knowledge and insight into the issues faced by a wide range of privately owned business, and offers expert advice in the areas of taxation and accounting, asset protection and business structures, as well as succession planning.


Originating from the country, Matthew has a passion and exceptional understanding of the challenges faced by primary production clients and, as a result, is a key member of the firm’s Agribusiness specialisation. Spending time with clients on their properties allows him to obtain a first-hand understanding of their operations and provide tailored solutions on an individual and business level.


Matthew is motivated to work closely with his clients to assist them in achieving their short and long term financial and personal goals. Maintaining an intimate understanding of all aspects of his clients’ financial affairs ensures that any advice given is in line with achieving these goals.

With the diverse range of services that Perks offers, Matthew takes great satisfaction in being able to not only provide his services and skillset to his clients, but can also draw on the expertise of other Directors and team members with specialist financial planning, banking, people and culture or insurance skills. This ensures that his clients receive high-level specialist advice across all areas of their personal and business wealth.


Matthew’s personal and dedicated approach to developing long lasting client relationships provides for excellent service quality and attention to detail.

Spending time with client’s on their properties allows Matthew to obtain a first-hand understanding of their operations, and provide tailored solutions on an individual and business level.

Qualifications & Associations

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)

Matthew as an individual

If you weren’t an accountant what would you like to be: I would like to be a scuba diving instructor running a dive charter boat, whilst living on a tropical island somewhere.

Outside of work:  When I’m not at work I can likely be found tending to my small acreage in the Adelaide Hills with my young family in tow. I also enjoy anything outdoors and heading away camping with my family and I never miss the opportunity to jump on my motorbike for a ride!

If you were stranded on a desert island what 2 items would you take: A Bear Grills backpack – I am sure that would be filled with everything you need to survive. With survival covered I would also take a hammock to relax in while waiting for help.