Mark Frantz, CPA started his firm in 1992. He started his practice in the upstairs loft of his home. That loft had a window that overlooked the front of the home, which would later serve as inspiration for his firm’s logo, where it all began. While still working as an accountant for the local hospital he worked at night, on weekends and whenever he had spare time to work on and build his practice. In 1996, he went into his practice full time.
Mark’s niche is working with individuals and small businesses in solving tax and business issues. He is uniquely qualified to provide these services from his past experience and education. Whether an individual tax client, small business or non-profit organization, he can solve your needs.
His past experience includes working for one of the largest CPA firms in the world, Arthur Young & Company. There he obtained the skills as an auditor in working with various clients in many industries. He also worked for a small CPA firm that gave him that small firm experience. These and other experiences give him a unique ability to solve many problems for his clients.
Prospective clients will see that he has the skills, experience, education and personal characteristics that will put their minds at ease. Financial problems are stressful, but Mark has a reassuring way of solving their problems. One way that Mark likes to build relationships with clients is to join as friends on Facebook. It’s a chance to get to know each other better. Clients have used this platform to answer and ask questions of Mark. One such tax client lives in the Netherlands and sends Mark their papers electronically every year. Where before the client lived locally and brought their papers in, now they send their papers electronically and get the results their looking for. He also uses a Facebook business page to post tax blogs for clients to read.
Mark graduated from CSU, Fresno in 1984 with a degree in accounting with grades at the top of his class. He passed the exam for Certified Fraud Examiner and became a CFE in 2004. He has taken numerous graduate courses and continuing education over the years. Mark has given seminars on various topics to professionals in the industry and to clients. He writes a tax blog to keep clients informed of important issues. He takes continuing education every year to stay current.
Over the years Mark has been an active part of the community. From coaching boy’s basketball, being involved in PTA, mentoring youth and volunteering in community projects he believes it is important to give to the community. He has served as treasurer for a boosters’ organization and provided leadership in other capacities. He believes in helping those less fortunate and making a difference in peoples lives. He is active in his church and donates regularly to various charities to help others.
Mark has a wife and three children in college. He enjoys playing golf, reading, listening to music, the arts, watching sports and spending time with family and friends. Sadly, in 2004 Mark lost his oldest daughter from his first marriage in a tragic shooting from a gunman’s stray bullet. Mark believes we are given the strength by God to get through these tragic events, become stronger and better human beings than we were before and learn something in the process.