As a trusted advisor, Scott has a diverse client base consisting of closely held companies and high net worth individuals. While Scott's expertise crosses over various industries, he serves as the firm's Construction Practice co-leader, as well as the Manufacturing and Distribution Practice co-leader in the New Jersey market.
Scott specializes in strategic planning for companies and their stockholders designed to minimize taxable income, reduce exposure to risk, and maximize profitability and future growth.
Scott has authored articles for numerous publications and has been a featured speaker at various seminars and conferences. He has been included on the NJBIZ “Power 50” list in the accounting profession, and was recognized in the NJBIZ Vanguard Series, which spotlights accounting professionals for significant contributions to their firms, communities, and business in New Jersey.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Montclair State University
Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Jersey
Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP)
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Member, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA)
Member, Board of Directors and Past President, Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
Member, Subcontractors Association of New Jersey (SANJ)
Member, Surety Association of New Jersey (SANJ)
Member, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ)
Presentation & Publications
- June 28, 2021 - Three Partners Named to NJBIZ Accounting Power 50 List - NJBIZ Accounting Power 50
- June 1, 2021 - "Tax and Accounting Best Practices for 2021" - Optometric Magazine
- August 2020 - Citrin Cooperman Named Among 'The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms' - Construction Executive
- July/August 2019 - "The Learning Curve for Advisory Services" - NJCPA Magazine
- March 29, 2019 - "Scott Derco Re-Elected Construction Financial Management Association NJ President"
- March 4, 2019 - New Jersey's Leading Professionals Featured in the Vanguard Series: Accounting 2019 Spotlight - NJBIZ
- April 23, 2018 - Surety Association of New Jersey Panel - The New Tax Bill
- April 17, 2018 - "Construction & Development: NJBIZ Panel Discussion"
- February 20, 2018 - "Navigating the New Revenue Recognition Standards for Construction Companies"
- January 16, 2018 - "Building a Bigger and Better New Jersey"
- August 17, 2017 - "Blueprint for Business Success"
- June 26, 2017 - "Best Practices in Managing Construction Projects from Start to Finish"
- January 21, 2016 - "Director Scott Derco earns his Certified Construction Industry Professional (CCIFP) Designation"
- January 5, 2016 - "CPAs Deliver Value to Construction and Real Estate Clients. . .By the Numbers" - COMMERCE Magazine
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