Robert Scott, CPA, CGFO

Assistant City Manager/CFO
City of Carrollton, Texas

Bob Scott is Chief Financial Officer/Assistant City Manager for the City of Carrollton, Texas where he has responsibility for all aspects of the City’s financial operations. He has a Masters degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Texas Tech University. Mr. Scott began his career in public accounting, ultimately serving as an audit manager with responsibility for a large number of governmental clients.

Mr. Scott has extensive experience in accounting and financial reporting issues having served on various GASB review committees and taskforces. He has been a reviewer for the last three editions of GFOA’s “Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting” (known as the “Blue Book”) and various other GFOA publications. He is a past chair for GFOA’s Committee for Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting (CAAFR) and he currently serves on the GFOA’s Executive Board. He is also active with the AICPA having served on the Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee and more recently on the taskforce for the Audit Committee Toolkit for Governmental Organizations. While in public accounting, he served as a Practice Fellow for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and later as representative to the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Committee. In 2008 the AICPA named him the outstanding CPA in local government.