Mark graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. Mark is a Chartered Accountant and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. since 1998.
Mark has 10 years of experience in public practice with both Ellis Foster (now merged with Ernst & Young) in Vancouver and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in San Francisco. Mark serviced small to medium sized companies and owner-managed businesses in the financial services industry by providing both assurance and advisory services. Mark also has over five years of controllership experience as both an assistant corporate controller and a controller in the real estate and broker dealer industries.
Mark has hands on experience with the financial reporting process and understands how important systems, processes, organized structure and internal controls play in the make up and function of an accounting and finance department. His combined public practice and industry experience in the broker dealer, real estate and a variety of other industries has exposed him to the issues and challenges surrounding those industries.
Mark has worked on various projects including buy-side due diligence reviews; documentation, assessment and remediation of internal controls and processes, pro-forma financial projections, and various technical issues including stock-based compensation, treatment of internal software development costs and impairment of long-lived assets and equity investments.
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