Mark Straniero *
Mark Straniero is the Controller at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. He is responsible for financial and cash flow management, scrutinizing expense reports and processing payroll.
Mark joined the firm in 2007. Among his many accomplishments are building a monthly management financial report package which increased the detail and specificity of information used to make financial decisions, improving the annual budgeting process to provide extremely accurate forecasting, and implementing Remote Deposit Capture to reduce client wait time for settlement disbursals.
Experience as controller
Mark has 15 years of experience as a Controller in upscale restaurants, where he had both managerial and accounting responsibilities. He also has five years of experience in operations and financial management within the action sports e-commerce/retail industry. He has a B.S. in accounting from Western Michigan University.
This combination of operations and accounting experience allows Mark to identify trends that basic accountants might miss, preventing problems before they arise.
"Most accountants have never been involved in an organization's operations," he said. "By understanding businesses from an operational standpoint, I am better able to analyze the numbers, prepare reports and give a realistic picture of what is going on in the firm. This translates into better service to our attorneys — which directly translates into better service to our clients."
* Mark Straniero is not a person admitted to practice law in any jurisdiction.