All Post by Scott Anderson

Audit Partner

With over 15 years of audit and accounting experience, Audit Partner Scott Anderson specializes in helping closely-held businesses balance their tax and financial reporting objectives.

Scott works extensively with clients in construction, manufacturing, and renewable technologies. He is an expert in financial reporting for owner-operated private companies and has a keen understanding of the tax benefits and financing structures of alternative energy projects.

For example, Scott assisted numerous clients in obtaining millions of dollars in payments in lieu of tax credits under the U.S. Treasury’s 1603 Program for alternative energy projects. He provided technical guidance to the U.S. Treasury Department and influenced the program’s requirements, FAQ’s, reporting guidance, and filed one of the first successful applications under the program. He has since helped grantees successfully defend cost basis audits for their renewable energy projects under IRC Section 48. Additionally, he has collaborated with many clients to create cash flow projections and analysis to obtain business and project financing.

Scott has a passion for serving closely-held and owner-operated businesses in the action sports and growing consumer products industries. This has included significant consulting with business owners on matters such as planning and strategizing for scalable growth and future acquisition. His business instincts serve clients extremely well in process improvement, risk management, and operational efficiency. Scott has also had numerous successes in helping to structure and model incentive compensation plans for key employees that are both tax efficient and equitable for shareholders.

Scott is an economics and accounting lecturer for the University of California, Santa Cruz and received his bachelor’s degree in business, economics, and accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a licensed CPA in California.  In 2013, Scott was named one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 under 40. Outside of work, Scott is active in supporting and volunteering with Waves of Hope, a non-profit community development organization in Nicaragua. He also founded and manages Collaborative Laboratories, a surfboard manufacturing business benefiting the local surf community.


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