Mark Giese, a Managing Director with StoneTurn, has more than 11 years of combined experience performing financial statement audits and forensic and financial consulting engagements.
Mark has worked on a variety of matters, including the interpretation and application of U.S. and international Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (“GAAS”). Mark has experience performing forensic accounting investigations related to revenue recognition, insurance fraud, accounting for stock-based compensation and other various matters. Mark also has significant experience related to audit malpractice and other complex litigation matters, where he has assisted in the preparation of expert reports and pre-trial analyses.
Prior to joining StoneTurn, Mark was with PwC, where he audited public and private companies in a variety of industries, including energy/utilities, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing.
Mark is a Certified Public Accountant (licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts).
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Q: Why is the culture at StoneTurn so important to you?
StoneTurn’s culture was initially described to me as “smart, but fun,” and that’s certainly what I’ve experienced during my time at the firm. While we all have unique expertise, experience and backgrounds, we tend to work really well together because we truly enjoy working with one another. StoneTurn’s culture supports a work environment that encourages collaboration and creativity, which ultimately translates into superior work product and service for our clients.
Q: What do you believe sets StoneTurn apart?
One of our greatest strengths at StoneTurn is the ability to step back and think creatively to determine the smart solution to a client’s problem, which allows us to be more responsive and agile throughout an engagement. Rather than addressing an issue by “killing it with quantity,” we carefully consider the resources with the requisite experience and incorporate an appropriate level of Partner involvement to ensure that each client receives the highest level of service in an efficient manner.
Q: Every day, StoneTurn professionals help clients untangle complex problems. Can you give us an example of a great client challenge you faced and how you successfully solved it?
A few years ago, we had a client approach us with a relatively complex post-acquisition dispute under a very tight deadline with an approaching trial. The entire firm was traveling for a meeting at the time; however, we were able to quickly pull a team together to take on the project. We set ourselves up in a hotel conference room and jumped right into document review, analysis and strategic discussions, involving all levels from first-year Consultants to Partners. When we returned to our office, we engaged daily with our client, and over the course of several weeks, prepared a very high-quality expert report. Long hours and lots of take-out meals aside, this project serves as a great example of StoneTurn’s team-based, responsive approach to help meet a client’s deadline.