He is a well-known and award-winning speaker regarding state and local tax issues, and his audiences since 1992 have included thousands, including accountants, industry groups, and attorneys. His work includes planning and tax reporting reviews for a variety of organizations. He has represented thousands of taxpayers, from field auditors to administrative appeals. He is the author and instructor of Washington Business and Sales Taxes and the national class on state and local taxes State Tax Nexus and New Developments: Wayfair Edition and various other publications.
He is a CPA, a graduate with honors from the University of Washington, and holds a master’s degree in federal income taxation from Golden Gate University. He is the winner of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants award for Outstanding Discussion Leader, the award for Public Service, and the Chair’s Award for outstanding service as a board member.
Mark is also author and instructor of Washington Ethics and New Developments, a Washington State Board of Accountancy approved course for regulatory ethics, Oregon Ethics and New Developments, an Oregon Board of Accountancy approved course for regulatory ethics, Ethics for CPAs and National Trends, a national course on ethics, and IRS Ethics and Best Practices for Tax Professionals, an IRS approved course on practice before and with the Internal Revenue Service.
He was a four-term board member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, and was the 2011 to 2012 Board President. He was also a three-year member of the AICPA Council, the governing body of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mark is currently a CPA member of the Washington State Board of Accountancy, the government body that initially qualifies and monitors the quality of CPA’s and CPA firms in Washington.