New hire at accounting firm

Edmond Life & Leisure

Mar 15, 2022

Arledge welcomes Mark Neumeister

Mark O. Neumeister, CPA, CGMA, has joined Arledge as a partner in the firm.

A leader in the field of taxation, Neumeister will advise firm clients on all aspects of tax strategy. He has more than thirty-five years of experience in tax planning, tax controversies and tax compliance in both public and private industry, and has advised companies on tax matters in more than 40 states.

A frequent speaker on tax topics, Mark has presented on a variety of tax matters to such groups as the Oklahoma Society of CPAs. Oklahoma Tax Institute, Tax Executives Institute, Committee of Oklahoma Tax Accountants, and other groups. Shortly after Oklahoma enacted the Oklahoma Pass-through Entity Tax Equity Act of 2019, Neumeister was quickly recognized as a thought leader and frequent speaker on the implementation, including immediate election options, and interpretation of the new statute. His seminars on the new law were attended by more than 800 CPAs, lawyers and tax practitioners.

In 2020, Neumeister was awarded the Rick Kells Outstanding Tax Professional Award by the Oklahoma Society of CPAs. He has also received the organization’s Silver Pen Award. Shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma, Neumeister spearheaded the formation of a working group of CPA’s, lawyers and tribal members, to study and advise CPAs on the tax impacts of the McGirt decision.

"Mark is an outstanding and knowledgeable leader in our field and an excellent addition to our executive team,” said LaDonna Sinning, partner. "Our clients will benefit from his continued commitment to solving complex financial matters through sound strategies and empirical best practices.”

Neumeister served as vice president of Texas-based grocery wholesaler Fleming Companies before joining D.R. Payne & Associates in 2005 as director of tax services.