Scott Anderson, CPA, CTA

Manager, Elgin


Scott began his career with PKF Mueller in January 2014 and was committed early on to gaining exposure to PKF Mueller’s diverse clientele and the many financial services provided. Since then, he has gained in-depth business and accounting knowledge by performing audits for clients in a wide range of industries, including not-for-profit entities.

When the COVID-19 legislation was drafted, including the CARES Act, Scott joined PKF Mueller’s COVID-19 First Response Team. He consulted small businesses on the various provisions, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Scott consulted clients in distressed situations where he helped over 100 organizations obtain capital, increase cash flows by managing net working capital, save millions through cost reduction strategies, and help decide between strategic alternatives in order to return to profitability. With many companies needing help to get back on track to profitability, Scott became a Certified Turnaround Analyst (CTA) and an active member of the Turnaround Management Association. He also recently became a lead member of PKF Mueller’s Consulting Group.

Scott continually seeks out opportunities to improve efficiencies for PKF Mueller and the clients he works with. This commitment has led to a strong interest in technology, including Excel, LucaNet (an automated accounting and financial performance management software), and data analytics. In 2019, he was certified as a LucaNet Professional.

International business and accounting are important areas of interest for Scott, having lived seven and a half years overseas. Scott’s family spent four years in Singapore and three years in the Netherlands when he was younger. Through a study abroad program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Scott returned to Singapore in the spring of 2012 and gained experience working with various people and cultures. During the fall of 2017, Scott traveled to Munich, Germany, for three months as part of PKF Mueller’s Global Employee Exchange Program (GEEP). While there, he worked for a fellow PKF International network firm, providing consulting services for Siemens AG, and participated in cultural events, including Oktoberfest.

Education & Certifications

  • B.S., Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 2016
  • Certified Turnaround Analyst, 2020
  • Certified LucaNet Professional, 2019

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS), Member
  • RUSH Associates Board, Member
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Member