Mark Koziel is Vice President – Firm Services & Global Alliances at the AICPA. He oversees the development, ongoing improvement and delivery of services to members in PCPS/Firm Practice Management as well as International relations with various CPA related groups. He frequently speaks on CPA issues around the country.
Prior to joining the AICPA, Mark Koziel served as Director of Media Planning for a political consulting firm in East Aurora, NY serving Presidential, Senate, Congressional and Governor races around the country. Mark also served as Client Director for all national public affairs clients.
Mark finished his public accounting career as Director of Placement and Human Resource Consulting Divisions at a large local accounting firm in Buffalo, NY. His experiences with recruiting for firm employees and assisting clients in filling key accounting positions served as the springboard to the development of the Placement Services division. His recruiting techniques used for the firm served as the system to be used for Placement Services. He served in various accounting and consulting roles for over ten years prior to creating Placement Services.
In addition to serving as Director for Placement and Human Resource Consulting, Mark was also a member of the firm’s “Awesome Service Team” and was co-presenter of a Business Development program that served over 400 participants. Upon joining the firm, it was clear that Mark’s calling was in sharing his business development skills with entrepreneurs interested in taking their companies to the next level. Mark participated in the firm Advisory Board process and helped to facilitate Advisory Boards for clients.
Mark was an active member of the Buffalo Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs. Mark was one of the founding members of the Young CPAs committee and served as Chair for two years before being appointed to the Buffalo Chapter Board and serving as President for the 2003-2004 Fiscal Year, one of the youngest President’s in the history of the Buffalo Chapter. Under Mark’s direction, the Young CPAs committee were involved in several community events and created the first ever Young CPAs Forum - a 2 day conference for Young CPAs providing training in non-traditional areas such as Performance Evaluations, Stress Management, Public Speaking and others. The Forum was then carried on to other New York State Chapters to run for the next 4 years. A Young CPA Conference has since taken place in 3 other states around the country after word spread of the New York conference.
Mark earned a BS in Accounting from Canisius College.
Mark was named one to the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today in 2008, 2009 and 2010.