Mark has been practicing public accounting for over thirty-four years. He joined Mannia & Company in October 2009. Mark graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1984 and has since worked with closely held companies in the manufacturing, construction, health care, distribution, agricultural, service, and retail industries. He has extensive knowledge of non-profit accounting and financial reporting having worked with many non-profit organizations from foundations to voluntary service organizations. He also has expert knowledge in financial reporting requirements for closely held companies. He also has extensive knowledge in tax as it relates to closely held companies and their owners.
Mark and his wife Kathy reside in Bryan, Ohio and they have four young adults attending college. The family is very active in St. Patrick Church. Mark is a member of the American Institute of Certified Accountants, Ohio Society of CPAs, Indiana Society of CPAs, and is active in various business and civic groups in the Bryan, Ohio and Fort Wayne areas. Mark enjoys reading and golf.
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