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-held companies with 11-k filings and help contribute to LBMC, PC being in the top 1% of benefit plan auditors in the nation.

Mark has significant experience in auditing employee benefit plans in a variety of industries and in accounting, auditing, and tax matters for the construction, real estate, and architectural/engineering industries. He spends a majority of his time working with privately owned 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.

Mark also works and consults with privately held businesses, primarily in the construction, real estate and architectural/engineering industries. He works closely with the owners of these companies not only on accounting and auditing matters but also on tax matters and general consulting.

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