Matthew Grice began serving as Mississippi Power’s Comptroller on July 1, 2020, after being elected by the board of directors.
He is responsible for leading and directing the company’s accounting functions, including supporting regulatory proceedings, organizational initiatives, process improvement efforts and external financial reporting.
The board elected Grice to the position of Assistant Treasurer in 2018 and he also served as Finance Director. In these roles, he was responsible for leading the treasury function, directing the financial planning and budget departments, and leading the company’s overall finance activities.
He joined Mississippi Power in 2004 after working for a Big Four accounting firm in Washington, D.C. He started his career as a financial analyst and has held positions of increasing responsibility in finance and accounting.
Grice is a recognized business and community leader. He has been named a Top 10 Business Leader Under 40 and is a graduate of Leadership Gulf Coast. He has served as president of the boards of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, and is currently a board member of Leadership Gulf Coast.
Grice holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Accounting from the University of North Carolina. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.