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Scott Shields

Scott Shields CPA

Scott is a 1981 graduate of the University of Akron with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting. Upon graduation, Scott went to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Chicago, Illinois office. His list of clients included Oscar Meyer, US Steel, Marathon Oil, and Burson-Marsteller Advertising Agency. While working for Price Waterhouse he earned his CPA certificate in 1983 through the University of Illinois at Urbana.

While gaining excellent experience and knowledge in Chicago, Scott found a need in his hometown of Akron, Ohio for an accounting firm that would tailor its services to small closely held organizations and family businesses. In September of 1990, Scott formed the accounting organization with little more than an idea, calculator and a pad of paper at his kitchen table. In a few short years the organization has grown to represent clients in 37 different states and 3 countries.

Scott is married to Diann who is a teacher in the Copley-Fairlawn school system.  Scott and Diann reside in Copley, Ohio. Scott & Diann have 3 children: Heather, who is a graduate of Kent State University.  Heather is a photographer residing in Houston, Texas with her husband and 3 children.  Pierson: who is a graduate of Kendall University.  Pierson lives in Denver Colorado, with his wife and is the Executive Sous Chef for the Denver Hyatt Convention Center:  Jordan, who also graduated from Kent State University.  Jordan lives in Lakewood, Ohio with her husband and is a medical sales representative.  

Scott is very active in the community and has sat on numerous boards and acted as treasurer for area not-for-profit businesses. He organized and founded a not for profit organization called Havana Day Dreamers. Scott enlisted the assistance of several prominent area business men to assist in fundraising to promote men's health issues through education, research and prevention.

Scott and Diann are avid scuba divers specializing in technical wreck diving. They have traveled to many destinations throughout the world exploring the planet’s undersea treasures.