Los Angeles, California
- Technology and telecommunications
- Transportation, logistics, warehousing and distribution
- Retail and consumer products
- Public company audit
- Private company audit
Mark Bottom is an Audit Services partner in our Los Angeles office. Through his two decade career in public accounting, he has experience in serving dynamic entities focused on the development and advancement of technology. He served a multiple-year assignment as the U. S. resident technical director for the China member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. Based in Grant Thornton China's national office in Beijing, Bottom was an integral component of the quality control review process and was an on-the-ground resource for the application of U. S. GAAP, international auditing standards and PCAOB auditing standards. Prior to his assignment in China, Bottom spent 13 years in the firm's San Francisco Bay Area offices, with a primary focus on providing audit services to companies within the high-tech industry. He has developed a sound knowledge of audit and accounting matters related to entities focused on advancements in technology and development of software, as well as an enthusiasm for collaborating on multinational engagements. He has been a moderator and speaker at seminars that discussed the application of U. S. GAAP under the FASB and IASB's converged standard on revenue recognition for software companies. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Bottom lived in Japan. He has used his Japanese language skills to assist in the audits of Japanese subsidiaries of U. S. entities. In addition, his experience also includes servicing companies who own and license intellectual property, including technology companies and one of the largest U. S. sports associations. He has provided assistance to these entities in the areas of royalty auditing, licensee oversight and contract compliance.
Professional qualifications and memberships
- CPA — California
- Association for Corporate Growth
- Board Member – Town Hall Los Angeles
- Board Member - Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall
- BS, Business Administration, California State University — Hayward
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