David Bolton, CPA, is a Director in the Professional Standards group at Marks Paneth LLP. With more than 40 years of public accounting and business experience ― with a strong focus on providing quality assurance for accounting and audit services ― Mr. Bolton has served a wide array of clients, including commercial, real estate, not-for-profits, local government, healthcare and senior living.
Prior to joining Marks Paneth, Mr. Bolton was Partner and Regional Accounting & Auditing Director at a major US accounting firm, where he consulted on technical, financial reporting and auditing issues. He is also a valuation analyst and provided guidance to both clients and fellow staff members on such topics as mergers and acquisitions, valuation, and impairment of goodwill and other tangible assets.
Mr. Bolton brings his considerable experience in quality assurance and practice monitoring to his new role as co-manager of the firm’s comprehensive practice monitoring system, which provides for the centralized administration of the review processes and comprehensive quality reporting at both engagement team and firm-wide levels. His primary responsibilities will include independent quality review of reports, financial statements, and working papers and consultation with engagement teams on accounting, auditing, and reporting issues.
Mr. Bolton received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. He is based in the firm’s New York City office.