Matthew Parkinson

Matthew serves the Department of Local Government Finance as Deputy Commissioner and Chief of Staff.

Matthew joined the Department in February 2014 as Director of Data Analysis and CFO. In that capacity, he directed the Department’s Gateway, data compliance, and software certification efforts. Matthew was promoted to Deputy Commissioner in November 2015 and named Chief of Staff in January 2018. In his current role, he works closely with the Department’s management team and staff to execute on the Department’s statutory responsibilities and to deliver on the Commissioner’s vision for the agency. Matthew is in frequent contact with local officials and regularly presents on local government taxation matters to groups throughout the state.

Before joining the Department, Matthew was a senior associate in KPMG LLP’s State and Local Government Technology Enablement Solutions practice. At KPMG, Matthew served clients throughout the Midwest and South on engagements spanning enterprise architecture design, technology implementation, and federal and state grant compliance management,

Matthew earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Matthew and his wife Kristie live in Perry Township, Marion County, and attend Irvington Presbyterian Church on Indianapolis’s Eastside, where Matthew is an Elder. Outside of the office, Matthew enjoys trips to Wrigley Field to watch his beloved Chicago Cubs and to Assembly Hall in Bloomington for IU basketball games.