Owner Spotlight: Mark Houghting CPA
I’m Mark Houghting, the proud owner of Mark Houghting CPA. I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.
Right from a young age, I was always gifted with numbers and wanted to help people somehow. So, after completing my education, I worked as a controller and CFO in multiple firms, and in 2003 I opened my own accounting and tax practice.
After years of hard work and a lot of valuable experience, I eventually decided to branch out on my own, recently establishing my own practice.
Of course, starting a new business is always hard work, and as I am pretty much starting from scratch, I am trying to build my client base. This said, the part of my work life that I most enjoy and focus on is assisting people in dire need of tax and accounting assistance to sort out their issues and stay compliant. No matter how long it has been since they filed, I can help them get up to date and stay that way.
My philosophy is to educate my clients on their obligations concerning taxes, whether personal or corporate, and this also extends to clients who have had a loved one pass on. The way I see it, being an executor is a role that is difficult and fraught with pitfalls, and I have a track record of being there for clients as early as possible in the process.
As an individual, I believe what sets me apart from others is that I approach each case professionally, keeping confidentially and my client’s best interest always in mind.
I attribute my success to simplifying tax and accounting complexities so my clientele is more aware of their obligations. I do this so decision-making is much easier early on, rather than trying to fix mistakes that could have been easily avoided.
Taking the weight off my client’s shoulders has given me immense satisfaction over the years, and the responsibility continues to inspire me every day.
When I am not at work, I have a farm, which takes up most of my spare time. I have animals to care for, fixing up to do, and field recuperation and cultivation to take care of. I also like to fish when I can get a spare moment.
I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.
If you or someone you know could benefit from our expertise in accounting and taxes, I invite you to get in touch. I have been a Chartered Professional Accountant for many years and have worked in various businesses before starting my accounting and tax practice. Thus, my experience allows me to ask the right and sometimes tricky and challenging questions about tax situations. I offer accounting and tax services to clients across Almonte, Kanata, Carleton Place, Stittsville, and the surrounding areas. Please visit my website at www.mhoughtingcpa.com for more information.