Marcus Banks

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Marcus's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Marcus

Tenacious, self-directed, and resourceful military veteran whose strengths include organization, motivating people, and team building. Track record of being responsible, having a positive attitude, problem solving, attentive, job completion in a timely and organized manor, and promoting a culture of shared goals and success through training and hands-on guidance.

“The military is designed to solve problems. We are often faced with unfamiliar location and culture, yet we learn to find the best way out. It’s the same thing in business."

Work Experience

Audit Associate


September 2016 - Today

•Evaluated internal controls and operations of SEC clients in the financial services industry with assets under management totaling $200 billion. •Used risk assessment standards to conduct and participate in audits pertaining to internal controls efficiency and risk reduction identifying internal control weakness and recommended corrective action. •Proactively interacted with key client management to gather information, resolve audit-related problems, and made recommendations for business and process improvements. •Utilized knowledge of current GAAP in the year-end audit testing in many areas of accounting including revenue, financial instruments, capital assets, operating expenses, employee compensation, and debt. •Analyzed and researched financial data applying appropriate accounting principles and auditing standards to reach and support conclusions related to assigned audit areas.

Tax Intern

PBMares, LLP

January 2016 - May 2016

•Assigned to billable client projects that held priority in addition to intern assignments for professional development and learning. •Developed a working knowledge of the ProSystems, and CaseWare tax software to prepare, file, and complete client returns. •Prepared individual, corporate, partnership and not-for-profit tax returns to meet government requirements and deadlines and client expectations.

Operations NCO / Squad Leader

United States Marine Corps

July 2003 - August 2012

•During deployments, coordinated with external military, civilian and NGO agencies including tribal elders and leaders during planning and execution of combat operations and patrols. Planned regional meetings between tribal leaders and US military and governmental agencies to facilitate cooperation and plan operations. •As an Infantry Squad leader, lead an infantry squad within a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) consisting of over 10 Marines. Supervised the training, deployment, and combat operations of an infantry squad in the city of Fallujah. •Responsible for the direct troop handling of a platoon of 40 Marines during 2nd tour to Iraq; directly responsible for the wellbeing, welfare, training, discipline, and combat readiness. Oversaw the accountability and maintenance of all vehicles, weapons and serialized gear valued in excess of 1 million dollars.


Marymount University

Accounting & Finance

2014 - 2016