WilliamsMarston LLC, an accounting advisory and management consulting firm focused on serving public, private equity-backed and pre-IPO companies, today announced that Mark LaMonte has joined the firm’s New York leadership team as a Managing Director, effective June 22, 2020.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mark to our leadership team in New York. We are absolutely confident that Mark’s extensive accounting, finance and capital markets experience will be a valuable resource to our clients and our teams as we further expand our capabilities and geographic footprint,” said Landen Williams, Partner at WilliamsMarston. “Mark’s experience at both Moody’s and KPMG, will provide invaluable expertise to our clients on a wide range of complex transactions and financial reporting matters.”
Prior to WilliamsMarston, Mr. LaMonte was a Managing Director in the Credit Strategy and Standards Group at Moody’s Investors Service and served as the Chief Credit Officer for the Global Financial Institutions rating group. During his time at Moody’s, he was the Chairman of the Credit Policy Committee and led a team of analysts with specialized expertise in accounting and financial reporting, corporate governance and complex financing structures. He was also the author and contributor to market leading research on numerous accounting and reporting developments and hot topics. While at Moody’s, Mark was a liaison with the FASB, IASB, SEC and PCAOB and wrote comment letters on international accounting convergence, the disclosure framework, financial instruments and fair value.
Mr. LaMonte began his career at KPMG where he rose to the level of Senior Manager. During his 13-year tenure with the firm, Mark spent two years in KPMG’s national office where he provided technical accounting advice to client service teams in the areas of business combinations, income taxes, derivative and hedging and revenue recognition. He also contributed to KPMG’s publications on IFRS, derivative and hedge accounting and foreign currency translation. Prior to KPMG’s national office, Mark was the lead Senior Manager on several high-profile audit clients.
Mr. LaMonte was a member of the FASB’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC) from 2016 to 2020 and was a member of the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) from 2008 to 2019. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Accounting from Siena College where he graduated with honors.