Scott is a partner in the National and Global Accounting Consulting Services at PwC Canada working in the Calgary office. He has significant technical experience in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), US GAAP, and Canadian GAAP.
Scott began working in PwC Calgary’s office in 2009. While working in Calgary, Scott has focused on all aspects of IFRS for oil and gas companies and utilities. He also specializes in financial instruments accounting across all industries including investment management.
Before joining the Calgary office, Scott worked for two years as part of PwC’s Global Accounting Consulting Services Central Team (GACS) in London, UK. His role was to review financial statements for PwC clients around the world to help ensure the consistency in application of IFRS globally. As part of his role, Scott observed International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) meetings, discussed topics with IASB staff and assisted in drafting comment letters setting out PwC’s position to IASB and International Financing Reporting Interpretations Committee exposure drafts.
Before working in the UK, Scott worked in PwC’s national Risk & Quality department in Toronto. He was responsible for consulting on complex technical accounting issues under Canadian GAAP and US GAAP, including financial instruments, leasing, variable interest entities, hedging, and foreign currency. In addition, Scott was one of the primary authors of PwC Canada’s financial instruments training.
He is a member of CPA Canada’s Oil and Gas Task Force, the Alberta Securities Commission Financial Advisory Committee and PwC’s Global Energy, Utilities and Mining Committee. Scott sits on PwC’s global financial instruments topic team and Global Corporate Treasury Committee.
Scott is a contributor and reviewer of PwC’s Global IFRS Manual of Accounting, which sets out PwC’s position on the application of IFRS and is available to PwC team members and clients throughout the world. He has also contributed papers to the Canadian Accounting Standards Board’s IFRS Discussion Group.
Scott received both his BMath and MAcc from the University of Waterloo. He is also a Chartered Accountant, Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) and a Licensed Public Accountant (Ontario).