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Mark R. LaPrade

Principal | CPA

mlaprade@berrydunn.com

“I take great pride in maintaining a high level of participation in the engagement process to ensure that our clients receive superior service that meets their expectations and needs. My goal is to leverage the expertise gained through my experiences in private and public accounting to help contribute to our clients’ success.”

As a Principal and leader of BerryDunn’s Education Practice, Mark provides audit, accounting, and consulting services to clients in New England and New York. He specializes in education, manufacturing, construction, and employee benefit plan audits. He has over 18 years of public and private industry experience. Prior to joining BerryDunn, Mark was an auditor with a regional accounting firm in Rochester, New York. Mark also spent over two years as the controller for a national engineering, architecture, and construction firm before returning to public accounting with BerryDunn.

“I take great pride in maintaining a high level of participation in the engagement process to ensure that our clients receive superior service that meets their expectations and needs. My goal is to leverage the expertise gained through my experiences in private and public accounting to help contribute to our clients’ success.”

As a Principal and leader of BerryDunn’s Education Practice, Mark provides audit, accounting, and consulting services to clients in New England and New York. He specializes in education, manufacturing, construction, and employee benefit plan audits. He has over 18 years of public and private industry experience. Prior to joining BerryDunn, Mark was an auditor with a regional accounting firm in Rochester, New York. Mark also spent over two years as the controller for a national engineering, architecture, and construction firm before returning to public accounting with BerryDunn.

As a member of the BerryDunn Recovery Advisory Team, Mark assists organizations with financial modeling to understand the potential impacts that uncertainties, such as the COVID-19 outbreak, may have on their finances, and cash flow projections to help create a model for sustainability. He also works with not-for-profits to navigate the provisions of the CARES Act.

Experience Highlights

Mark helps clients with a variety of issues including:

  • Business planning and budgeting
  • Employee benefit audits
  • Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions

Memberships and Committees

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

Community Service

  • Palace Theatre, Treasurer
  • Rochester Hearing and Speech, Past Treasurer

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EDUCATION

BS, University of Illinois Urbana at Champaign

CERTIFICATIONS

  • CPA