Mark Blackburn, CPA, Shareholder, Audit and Advisory

Mark Blackburn, CPA Shareholder, Audit and Advisory

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Contact

Phone: 615-309-2210
Fax: 615-309-2510
mblackburn@lbmc.com

Location

Nashville

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Mark A. Blackburn is a Shareholder in the LBMC Audit and Advisory practice.

He 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.

Mark started working with LBMC when he graduated college more than twenty years ago.

Mark 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 publically-held companies with 11-k filings.

Mark spends a majority of his time working with privately owned businesses and their retirement plans.

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Experience

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.

Community Involvement

Mark enjoys giving back to the community and is active and continues to support many professional and charitable organizations, including:

  • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
    • Member and Chair of the Employee Benefit Plan Conference Task Force
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • Member of the Employee Benefit Plan Expert Panel
    • Former Member of the Executive Committee for the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
  • Member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
  • Member of the Scholarship Committee of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of CFMA
  • Former Board Member for the Middle Tennessee Chapter of CFMA
  • First Presbyterian Church, Franklin, TN
    • Elder
    • Finance Committee
    • Preschool Committee

Outside the Office

Although Mark enjoys his job and working with his clients, family is also very important to him. With two sons and a daughter, much of his time outside the office is spent at school functions, soccer and basketball games, and at gymnastics. Mark does own golf clubs and sometimes get a chance to take them for a walk, usually in the woods or by the water.  Mark is also a sports fan and enjoys watching college football, Predators hockey, college basketball and soccer.