Mark H. Roberts
Accounting Consultant, Marketing Director
earned a Bachelor of Science in both accounting
and finance from the University of South Alabama.
He studied international finance in London through
the University of Southern Mississippi International
Business Program. Mr. Roberts was a member of
Beta Alpha Psi, the honor society for accounting
majors, and Alpha Chi scholastic honorary society.
He was also a certified tutor through the SGA,
teaching accounting, economics and statistics.
Mr. Roberts worked for the accounting firm of
Hudson, Gaillard & Jones for his senior internship.
Mark H. Roberts was involved
in a federal trade program since 1990 when he
joined the operation in Mobile. He has been involved
in the preparation of applications to participate
in the program for both the chemical and shipbuilding
industries. In doing so, he gained valuable experience
in dealing with both public entities and private
businesses. Mr. Roberts has conducted economic,
systems and procedures analyses and worked with
logistics and production personnel in enhancing
international trade operations. He has dealt with
U.S. Customs directly on systems matters and classification
matters. Mr. Roberts' broad experience in the
federal trade program spans from the application
process, through the activation process, to monitoring
and compliance review and annual reporting functions.
Mr. Roberts developed a new
automated inventory control system for a chemical
plant that simplified the operations for the user,
Customs broker, and U.S. Customs. Noteworthy in
this endeavor is the fact that the chemical plant
was able to avoid the quagmire which has engulfed
the oil refinery for years.
Over the past decade, Mr.
Roberts provided consulting services for such
companies as: Degussa, Alabama Shipyard, Zeneca,
Coastal Oil Refinery, Halter Marine, and Friede
As Controller for three corporations,
Mr. Roberts was responsible for the General Ledger,
General Journal, Balance Sheet, and Income Statements
for all three companies. Mr. Roberts filed all
corporate federal, state, and payroll tax forms
for two of the corporations. Notably, one of the
corporations was a Foreign Sales Corporation which
required extensive inventory and accounting procedures
to qualify for special tax incentives in order
to promote exports.
Standing Committee Member for the Gulf Coast Technology
Vice President of the Brookley Business Community
Board Member of the Alabama World Trade Association