mitchell j marks cpa

Mitchell J Marks CPA

Mitch has been in the public accounting arena since September 1984.  Mitch has worked extensively with small to medium-sized businesses.  He enjoys working with clients, putting an emphasis on creating sound bookkeeping systems, preparation of financial statements, income tax planning & preparation, and business consultation.

Between 1979 and 1984, Mitchell worked full time while attending the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  He earned his way through college and graduated in May 1984.

Mitch’s greatest professional achievement is the rapport he’s established and maintained with his business clients.  They depend on him, and he thrives on exceeding their expectations.

He is the former treasurer of Hillel Milwaukee, Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun and  Temple Brotherhood.  Mitchell has extensive knowledge with many software programs including QuickBooks, Sage 50 (Peachtree Accounting), Microsoft’s Word and Excel.

Mitch enjoys golf, traveling, and being with his family.  He and his wife, Cathy, have three adult children, Rebecca, Jordan, and Michaela.  He also has a Teddy Bear dog named Zeus.

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Joelle A Lanza (Bookkeeper)

Joelle A. Lanza is a bookkeeper at Mitchell J Marks CPA, LLC.  She attended college at Cardinal Stritch University and graduated with an Associate of Business Degree.  With over nineteen years of bookkeeping experience, Joelle joined the team here in 2010.

Joelle is an avid gym member who loves working out daily.  She also enjoys reading, biking, spending time outdoors (only when it’s warm!) and spending time with her family.   She is also a gourmet cook and loves to try new recipes.

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Nikki D’Cruz  (Tax Preparer)

Nikki D’Cruz and her family lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia prior to moving to the Milwaukee Metro area. Nikki has been with Mitchell J Marks CPA, LLC  since 2015.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York and a Master of Pastoral Ministry from Loyola University New Orleans.

While in Malaysia, Nikki dedicated her time to raising her two children. Upon returning to the US, Nikki has become a key member of Mitchell J Marks’ team during tax season. Her expert knowledge in tax law has been an asset to the team.

Beyond working and caring for her family, Nikki likes to volunteer, read, enjoy the outdoors and travel.