New York City, NY - Arthur Brown, CPA, has joined Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory services firm, as an Assurance Services partner in the Firm's Los Angeles office. Mr. Brown will lead Marcum's Alternative Industry Group practice in California.
Mr. Brown provides audit and advisory services for private equity funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds, including fund of funds, offshore funds and real estate funds. He has more than 19 years of public accounting and private industry experience in the alternative investment industry, working with investment advisors ranging from single-fund start-up entities to multi-billion dollar international firms.
His private experience includes serving as chief financial officer for an SEC-registered hedge fund-of-fund group and as chief financial officer and chief compliance officer for a start-up SEC-registered investment advisor. His public accounting experience includes eight years with a "Big 4" asset management audit group and more than five years with the largest boutique firm serving hedge fund investment advisors. Most recently, he served as lead assurance partner in the western region for the financial services group of a global accounting firm.
In addition to leading Marcum's California Alternative Investment Group practice, Mr. Brown will consult with clients on the development of internal accounting processes, operational controls and financial reporting tools for their management company and fund operations, including activities related to third-party administrators.
Mr. Brown serves as west coast director of the Hedge Fund Association (HFA). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).
"Art Brown is an extremely accomplished professional and a recognized leader in the hedge fund advisory services sector," said Beth M. Wiener, partner-in-charge of Marcum's National Alternative Investment Group practice. "He is an outstanding addition to our group, and we are delighted to welcome him to our team."
"Art Brown brings substantial experience as well as an impeccable track record to Marcum," said Philip J. Wilson, partner-in-charge of Marcum's California region.
Mr. Brown graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, summa cum laude, from Marist College. He is also a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a member of the 74th U.S. Army Band at Fort Harrison, Indianapolis.
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About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the United States. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum LLP offers the resources of 1,300 professionals, including more than 160 partners, in 23 full-service offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., Grand Cayman and China. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive range of professional services spanning accounting and advisory, technology solutions, wealth management, and executive and professional recruiting. The Marcum Group companies include Marcum LLP, Marcum Technology LLC, Marcum Search LLC, Marcum Staffing LLC, Marcum Financial Services LLC, Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP and MarcumBuchanan Associates LLC.