Matthew Howard CPA


Matthew started his career in accounting in 2003 and has worked in public accounting as an auditor and tax preparer since 2008. He started his career at McGladrey and Pullen, where he assisted in performing audit and review services to a large international client base. In 2010 Matthew left McGladrey to join his father Patrick Howard at Wade, Howard & Associates, CPAs LLP. Since joining Wade Howard he has worked primarily with not-for-profit entities, tribal governments, construction contractors, employee benefit plans and various for-profit entities including airlines, restaurants, magazines and web-service companies.

Matthew has passed the series 7 and 66 license examinations (CRD# 7021045) since 2018


  • San Diego State University
  • Bachelors of Science – Accountancy


  • Auditing Developments
  • SSARS 21: Understanding the New Compilation, Review and Preparation Standards
  • SMART TOOLS: Internal Controls
  • OMB Circular A-133: The Single Audit
  • Audits of State and Local Governments
  • Form 990: Advanced Preparation Techniques
  • Companion to PPC’s 990 Deskbook – Course 1: Form 990-T

Patrick Howard, CPA



Patrick has over 30 years of relevant accounting experience including several years in public accounting as well as in industry. Patrick started his career with Deloitte & Touche in San Diego and then spent several years working as Chief Financial Officer for Companies such as Broadband Innovations and Brian Tracy International. In 2005 Patrick founded Wade, Howard & Associates, CPAs in partnership with a reputable San Diego CPA named Bill Wade. 

Patrick is a California CPA (Professional license number 55308) since March of 1990. 


  • San Diego State University 
    • Bachelors of Science – Accountancy 
  • Florida Atlantic University 
    • Masters – Taxation 


  • Advanced Tax Planning 
  • QTIP: Estate Tax advanced 
  • Preparing Complex 1040s 
  • Individual Tax Planning 
  • Advanced Form 706 Matters 
  • 1031 Exchanges 
  • California Ethics 

Michael Landroche

Michael earned his Bachelor’s degree in accountancy in 2016 from San Diego State University and is currently studying for the CPA exam. He has worked on the audit and tax team since his arrival in February 2017 at Wade Howard & Associates. He is originally from Michigan and in his free time he enjoys playing both basketball and volleyball.

Ashley Baker

Ashley started her career in accounting at Aldridge Pite LLP in 2011.  She Quickly discovered a love for numbers and transitioned into an AP specialist for eight years. She is excited to start her new journey at Wade Howard and Associates as a Wealth Management Assistant and Professional Support Specialist.  Ashley was born and raised in San Diego and in her free time she enjoys listening to live music.