For 30 years, Mark Brisson CPA has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local and international individuals and businesses. Mark Brisson's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and tax planning.
My mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present while taking a proactive approach to achieve their future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of my clients' needs, thorough research, and sound analysis. I am dedicated to performing this service with high standards of excellence and professionalism.
I have been working in the accounting and taxation field since 1981 in a business management environment specializing in services to the entertainment industry, servicing the niche of television commercial production companies, as well as talent, musicians, directors, producers, writers and professional athletes. Until the year 2000, I functioned at the position of accounting and tax manager overseeing the output of all compilation, review, and audited financial statements, as well as tax planning and return preparation for high income / net worth individuals and their various related business entities. In the year 2000 I decided to begin my own practice here in Manhattan Beach where I am still practicing presently.
When contemplating my departure from 20 plus years of secure employment, I felt it necessary to distinguish myself from other CPAs who were already providing the exact same services that I was intending to perform. I concluded the best way to accomplish this was to offer more (and much more) than other competing CPAs. In 1999 I enrolled in the Personal Financial Planning (PFP) program at UCLA Extension. Because I already had my CPA license, I was exempt from the education requirement, but regardless, I chose to complete the program before sitting for the exam, which was successfully completed in September 2001. That exam was one of several other licensing exam hurdles I cleared shortly thereafter. Please check out the financial services tab on this web site.
Having completed all the academic work and licensing exams, in late 2001 I began asking clients for business referrals and to this day I continue to rely on referrals from existing clients as my sole source of new business. Since 2001, the client base has grown by double digits annually - entirely by word of mouth. This web site - put up primarily for the benefit of my existing clients is as close to advertising or prospecting as I plan to get in the foreseeable future.
I am committed to providing excellent, accurate, and prompt service, with the highest degree of integrity. I love what I do, and I love using my specific gifting to help others maintain control over all aspects of their financial lives. I am grateful to all my clients for the trust and confidence placed in me as their tax and business advisor, and look forward to many years of continuing relationships.