Mark Blackburn, CPA

Shareholder, Audit and Advisory

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Education

University of Alabama, Master of Accountancy; Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a concentration in accounting; Cum laude

Mark A. Blackburn is a Shareholder in the Audit and Advisory division of LBMC, PC. He leads LBMC’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit group and works with all types of employee benefit plans, including defined contribution, defined benefit, health and welfare, and employee stock ownership plans. These plans range in size from small privately held businesses to publicly traded companies with 11-k filings.  LBMC, PC ranks as one of the largest retirement plan auditor firms in the nation.

Mark also has significant experience in auditing, accounting and tax matters for privately held and family owned businesses, including, construction, real estate, architectural/engineering firms, manufacturing and distribution companies. He spends a majority of his time working with owners of these types of businesses and their retirement plans.

Mark has been a frequent speaker at the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Conference and the TSCPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Conference. He also speaks at various events on employee benefit plan matters.  He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center and the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Expert Panel.

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Thought Leadership

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ESOPs Offer Business Owners Tax-Efficient Exit Strategy
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Avoid Tax Problems Triggered by Retirement Plan Disqualification
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A Proposed New Look for ERISA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Reports – Part 2