John McLaughlin is a partner in Marcum's Philadelphia office and a member of the Firm's Assurance Services division. He came to Marcum in 2015 via the Firm's merger with Smart Devine, a leading full-service accounting firm in Philadelphia.
Mr. McLaughlin has more than 25 years of public accounting and private industry experience and has served a broad range of clients primarily in the consumer products, financial services, distribution, life sciences, technology, retail, energy, and healthcare industries.
He joined Smart Devine in 2014, having previously worked at a national accounting firm providing assurance, advisory and consulting services to both publicly traded and privately held companies. There, he was responsible for risk, governance and control engagements assisting clients with risk management, IT and financial auditing, enterprise risk management (ERM) program development, SOC 1 & SOC 2 examinations, internal audit strategy, developing and monitoring programs to measure compliance with laws and regulations, and evaluating and improving operational efficiency and effectiveness.
His previous experience included serving as an IT and internal audit services director for a "Big 4" accounting & consulting firm, and as a corporate finance and internal audit director for a multi-billion dollar, multi-national services company. Mr. McLaughlin's responsibilities in these capacities included evaluating financial reporting compliance and compliance with laws and regulations, coordinating integrated business process reviews, and directing acquisition and divestiture due diligence activities. Earlier in his career, John was an assistant corporate controller for a national real estate developer and started his career with two "Big 8" accounting firms.
John is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Mercy Health System Audit and Finance Committees. He also serves on the Institute of Internal Auditors International Committee of Research and Educations Advisors. He has written several articles in an industry group newsletter and has been quoted in a number of national publications on the topics of enterprise risk, internal auditing and Sarbanes-Oxley.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- IIA International - Board of Research and Education Advisors
- Information Systems and Control Association - former board member
- Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) - Philadelphia Chapter, past president
- Mercy Health System - Audit and Finance Committees
- Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society - Board Member
Saint Joseph's University