About Us Overview

We’re not your typical CPA firm. Instead, we go beyond traditional accounting services, adding valuable insight and guidance to your growth process. Daniel, Ratliff & Company has the tools to help you prosper.

Our company is led by our shareholders–CPA’s with more than 100 years’ combined experience in business consulting, audit and general accounting services and tax compliance and research procedures. They’ll take an active role in your account, providing innovative solutions for your financial and business growth.

We are excited to work with some remarkable clients in a wide range of industries. No matter the size – from promising start-ups to well-established corporations – they rely on us to support them with accounting and tax needs, and we help them prosper.

Here are just some of the industries we serve:

  • Restaurant/Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Real Estate Development and Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Practices
  • Professional Services

Think of us as the business development partner you always wish you had – a Champion for your business!



NC CPA Certificate # 25248

Brian has practiced public accounting for over 30 years and has served a wide array of companies. His industry experience includes among others – medical offices, retail business, professional services, and construction companies. Brian assists his clients in using their financial statements to better manage their business and also helps clients to implement and maximize the use of their accounting software. Brian serves as a business consultant to his clients.

Brian graduated from the University of Buffalo, with a BS in accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and is a Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisor. He is also a member of the Charlotte Uptown Rotary Group.

Brian can be reached at 704-371-5000.



NC CPA Certificate #24082

Matt graduated with honors in 1993 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a BS degree in Business Administration and Accounting. He immediately began his career in public accounting in the Charlotte office of Coopers & Lybrand, a national public accounting firm and worked with other local and regional public accounting firms in the Charlotte area progressing to audit manager.

Matt has been a member of the Daniel, Ratliff & Company team since 2001 and became a member of the firm’s ownership group in July, 2006. As the head of the Firm’s audit & assurance practice, Matt is responsible for implementation of all new auditing and accounting standards within the firm, quality control monitoring procedures within the Firm, and supervision of all audit and other assurance engagements performed by the Firm.

Matt has experience in numerous industries as well as the nonprofit and employee benefit plan sectors. He has extensive experience in financial statement and related disclosure requirements under generally accepted accounting principles, as well as rules and regulations of the Department of Labor relating to the audits of employee benefit plans.

Matt is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves as Treasurer on the Executive Board of Directors of Camp Care, a nonprofit organization that provides a summer camp experience and other activities for children with cancer.

Matt can be reached at 704-371-5000.


NC CPA Certificate # 40350

Debbie is a graduate from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BS in accounting and a minor in finance. She began her career with Deloitte & Touche in both the audit and tax departments and subsequently worked with former D&T partners in the start-up of their own accounting firm in the Buffalo, NY area. Upon moving to the Charlotte area, Debbie served as the CFO of a regional franchise and owned her own small business.

Debbie has over 25 years in the profession giving her a vast knowledge of all industries of business including, real estate, retail, restaurant, professional services, and manufacturing. This experience has also allowed her to work with the owners of such businesses on their personal tax needs. Her clients range from start-up companies to multi-state consolidated franchises. She enjoys working closely with her clients to ensure compliance with tax law while mitigating their tax liabilities.

Debbie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and holds a license in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and New York.

Debbie can be reached at 704-371-5000.

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