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 Price Waterhouse in the Chicago, Illinois office. His list of clients included Oscar Meyer, US Steel, Marathon Oil, and 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 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 and reside in Copley, Ohio. Scott & Diann have 3 children; Heather who is a recent graduate of Kent State University, Pierson who is a recent of graduate of Kendall University and Jordan, who attends Bowling Green University.

Scott is very active in the community and has sat on numerous boards and acted as treasurer for area not-for-profit businesses. He recently organized and founded a not for profit organizatoin called Havana Day Dreamers Inc. 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 planets undersea treasures.