About Ilyssa

Ilyssa Blum is a partner in Marcum’s Assurance Division as well as the Firm’s Food & Beverage industry leader for the Southeast. She has more than 30 years of experience providing accounting and auditing services to companies in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Ilyssa leads numerous audit engagements and has particular experience in financial reporting.

With each engagement, Ilyssa reviews financial statements, auditors’ reports, and management letter comments. She provides guidance to clients ranging from complex accounting issues to general business matters.

Additionally, Ilyssa serves as the regional leader for the Marcum Diversity & Inclusion Initiative.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
  • Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Board Member
  • Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Member
  • Marcum Foundation, Board of Directors

Practice Focus

SEC Audits
Financial Services
Not-for-Profit Audits
Financial Reporting
Commercial Audits
Accounting Services


Bachelor of Arts, Accounting
University of Texas

Awards & Recognition

2006 Key Partner Award Nominee, South Florida Business Journal