Scott received his accounting degree from Northern Arizona University and has been with the firm since 1986. Scott’s prior accounting experience was with a “Big Eight” accounting firm as an auditor of publicly held companies.
Scott is an expert at succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, besides the general tax and accounting issues and concerns. He is also an expert in the litigation support area valuing businesses, establishing damages, forecasting income, detecting fraud, reconstructing records and has collected evidence for criminal prosecution. Scott also works closely with small business owners to develop and implement structured profit improvement plans.
In addition to being a C.P.A., Mr. Mitchem is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) which is awarded after the completion of a rigorous training and testing process. He has also received the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner which is awarded by the NACFE after completing training, an examination and professional experience investigating fraud related matters.
Scott serves as a member of the Arizona State Board of Accountancy’s Law Review Advisory Committee. He has served as treasurer of Trinity Cathedral and Secretary of the North Phoenix Lions Club. He was elected President of the North Phoenix Lions Club in 2005 and served multiple terms in that office as well. Scott has served multiple terms as the chairman of the Arizona Society of CPA’s Advanced Business Valuation Round Table and served on the board of the Arizona Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a licensed representative selling securities and insurance through 1st Global Capital Corporation.
He has a home in Puerto Penasco Mexico he visits almost monthly. Other interests include personal computer communications, music, and fishing.