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By Mark Z. Allen The Financial Post Staff – January 30, 2019 The following is a guest post from Mark Z., who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration.
Mark is a certified financial planner, with more than 20 years of experience advising clients with a wide range of financial and business challenges.
He is also a Certified Financial Planner and Financial Accountant with the Federal Trade Commission.
Mark graduated from a Master of Business Administration program at the University and a Masters in Public Administration at the U.S. Army War College.
He has worked in corporate finance for more than 25 years, and is currently a partner at the accounting firm of Latham & Barra.
Mark has worked as a consultant and financial planner with more Fortune 500 companies, including Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs.
He was the chief financial officer of the University at Austin from 2009 to 2011.
Mark also worked as an assistant director at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1993 to 1997.
He also spent a number of years as a senior financial officer at the National Retail Federation (NRF) and served as an associate director at Credit Suiser, the credit bureau and credit union that oversees the credit unions that comprise the United Auto Workers.
Mark earned a B.A. from UT Austin with a concentration in Accounting in Accounting (AAS) and a Bachelor in Public Policy and Management from the U of T (Bachelor of Arts).
He completed his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the College of Business at the same time.
He worked in financial planning and accounting for five years, including at the credit union.