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Scott Derco, CPA, CCIFP


Scott Derco is a partner with over 20 years of experience in providing audit and assurance services. He advises clients in a range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, technology, and retail. Scott is also the co-chair of the firm's Construction committee.
Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Scott was a director at one of the top 100 accounting and consulting firms nationwide.
Scott specializes in strategic financial and tax planning for companies and their stockholders designed to minimize taxable income, reduce exposure to risk, and develop plans for future growth. 
Presentation and Publications
Scott has authored numerous articles for publications including Commerce Magazine, The Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, Utility and Transportation Contractor, The Record, and The Herald News. He has also been a featured speaker at various seminars and conferences.
Scott is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA).  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), and has served CFMA on a national level on its Accounting and Reporting Committee.  Scott is also active in the Subcontractors Association of New Jersey (SANJ), the Surety Association of New Jersey (SANJ), and the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ).
Education & Licenses
Scott received his B.S. in Business Administration from Montclair State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Jersey. He is also a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP). 

Featured In

Mar 24, 2017

New Jersey Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Elects New President more

Jan 11, 2017

Building a Better New Jersey: From Infrastructure to Housing to Commercial Real Estate Properties more

Apr 13, 2016

Citrin Cooperman Corner: Best Practices in Managing Construction Projects from Start to Finish more

Jan 21, 2016

Director Scott Derco is featured in COMMERCE Magazine more

Jan 16, 2016

Director Scott Derco earns his Certified Construction Industry Professional (CCIFP) Designation! more

Jan 05, 2016

CPAs Deliver Value to Construction and Real Estate Clients. . .By the Numbers more

May 11, 2015

How Succession Planning Can Protect the Future of Your Company more

Jan 26, 2015

Scott Derco shares some best practices on how construction firms can improve their collections in the latest issue of Commerce. more

Nov 17, 2014

Citrin Cooperman Continues Expansion With Addition of Director Scott Derco more


Apr 07, 2017

2017 New Jersey Business Idea Competition more