“I enjoy rolling up my sleeves and digging in to assist my clients with all accounting and tax projects, big or small. I pride myself on being responsive and treating my client’s needs like they are my own. Let’s do this!”
Experience and Expertise
For over 22 years Mark has been serving a wide range of businesses and individuals. 14 of which have been here in the Seattle area and 8 years in Southern California. Practice areas include business and individual tax consulting and preparation, various accounting services, including prepared and compiled financial statement engagements. Experience also includes consulting on business sales, mergers and acquisitions, which includes dealing with attorneys, other experts, developing asset purchase allocations, entity choice, and preparing business valuations.
Mark has been involved with a wide range of industries including professional services, construction and HVAC contractors, manufacturing, retail, and various nonprofit entities. In addition to his work with his clients over the years, Mark also brings experience as a business owner. Before partnering with Shannon & Associates, He was the majority shareholder for Hale & Associates, PS Certified Public Accountants and was a principal with Schneider & Kobata, PS for the 4 years prior.
Rounding out his experience from more traditional accounting and tax consulting work, Mark has worked extensively in the family law arena, including business valuations, asset tracing reports, cash flow available for support and resulting negotiations on behalf of clients.
Technical abilities are not of much use to clients unless you can communicate results in a manor that they can understand and implement. Mark prides himself on developing solutions to accounting and tax issues and relaying the findings in a way that is useful to the client. The best results are attained when there is a deep understanding of the client’s business coupled with a strong working relationship. This allows him to not only better problem solve on the clients behalf, but also seek out opportunities that may not otherwise be on the radar.
Certifications, Memberships, and Involvement
- Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA), member
- The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), member
- National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), member
Bachelor of Science, Public Administration, major in Accounting, with honors (California State University, San Bernardino), Member of Beta Alpha Psi, National Accounting Fraternity
When not in the office, you’ll find Mark…
…traveling with his wife Jamie and two daughters Madison and Peyton, hunting for vintage records, taking on home projects, spending time with friends, or struggling on the golf course.