Tertiary Education : Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at RMIT
Qualifications: Chartered Accountant & Diploma of Financial Planning
Professional Memberships: Institute of Chartered Accountants (CAANZ)
David began his professional career in 1978 where he worked for 9 years at a mid-tier chartered accounting firm in Melbourne while studying at RMIT. David’s ambition drove him back to Geelong in 1987 where he decided to establish his own practice.
Since 1987 David has operated under various brands including Hetherington and Scott, Scott & Co, SCC and in 2009 David rebranded the business to Scotts Chartered Accountants. In 2022 David celebrated a milestone achieving 35 years in business and it has been his innovation, determination and desire for constant improvement that has made the firm what it is today. David is a small business and SMSF tax specialist and a qualified financial planner. He recognises the need to adapt to the needs of clients and strongly believes in the phase, 'knowledge is power'.
Along the way he has developed a team of proactive and like minded professionals who he thoroughly enjoys working with. The business relocated to Sladen House several years in 2010 and the history of the building combined with the location and renovation works makes it an incredible place to work. David says, "We have strived to develop some serious points of difference compared to other accounting firms in terms of the services we deliver but our offices add to that story. Business owners want an accountant who does more than just keep the score and we aim to help our clients grow their business, their profits and their wealth."
Outside of the business, David is an avid runner completing multiple half and full marathons including running a marathon on all seven continents and undertaking adventure travel such as Everest Base Camp, Mount Kilimanjaro, Kokoda trail and Marathon Des Sables.