Financial Poise

About Jonathan Marks

  • June 11, 2019

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Jonathan Marks is a Partner-Executive and a leader within the Risk Services group of Crowe Horwath LLP in the New York office.  In his role, Jonathan advises engagement teams and clients on a wide range of capital markets activities, which includes but is not limited to corporate governance, internal audit, risk management, fraud, SEC compliance and regulatory matters, and other areas relating to accounting, auditing and financial reporting, including IFRS.  Prior to joining Crowe, Jonathan was co-owner of national consulting practice where he directed the firm’s SEC, Technical Accounting, Governance, Internal Audit, Risk Management, Fraud, Quality Assurance Review and Education/Training practices.

Marks has more than 20 years of experience and leads both the anti-fraud and IFRS initiatives for the firm. Marks is a nationally recognized thought leader in Sarbanes-Oxley, risk, governance, internal audit, fraud, technical accounting, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) matters.  He is also the partner-in-charge of demand and value creation for his practice.

He also has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting (Big Four) and internal audit. Marks spent six years in private industry serving in the chief operating and financial officer role. During his tenure in public accounting and internal audit, Marks planned, organized, administered, and supervised all phases of financial and operational engagements, including managerial responsibility for audits of several Fortune 100 companies. In addition, he managed several mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and initial public offerings.

Marks has expertise in dealing with complex accounting matters, SEC reporting, registrations, and compliance with the Securities Act of 1993, the Exchange Act of 1934 and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Marks, in conjunction with a Ph.D. candidate in accounting, authored a paper on reverse mergers.

He has provided litigation support services, including forensic accounting and fraud auditing, for publicly and privately held corporations.  Litigation support experience also includes matters relating to internal investigations, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, class-action lawsuits, bankruptcy, insurance, estates and trusts, business valuations, damage analysis, lost profits, accounting malpractice, Rule 26 reports and expert testimony.

Marks spent more than a year working closely with the attorney general of the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division and U.S. Customs officials in recovering more than $24 million of assets lost by a public concern from a series of thefts and contract breaches.