Cornwell Jackson’s Leadership Team


At Cornwell Jackson, in Plano, Texas, our certified public accountants and advisors are united behind this goal: We are advocates for your success, walking through your business life with you. We make sure that we understand your business landscape and use our experience to show you where your strengths are and where you can improve. By being extraordinarily connected with our clients, we identify and implement proactive solutions to solve their unique challenges. We would love to work with you. Click on a bio below to learn more about our team.

Scott Bates, CPA

Scott joined the Cornwell Jackson team in 2001 and was admitted to the partnership four years later. Currently, he oversees business services practices and serves as the firm’s managing partner. In this role, Scott manages audit engagements, ensures exceptional client service, oversees the business services practice, and manages sales, marketing and client retention efforts.

Mike Rizkal, CPA

Mike joined Cornwell Jackson in 2004 as a first-year audit staff. Now an audit partner, he oversees the operations of the audit services department, manages multiple large accounts while providing excellent client service, and is heavily involved in recruiting efforts for the firm.

Gary Jackson, CPA

Gary joined Cornwell Jackson in 1983 and is a tax partner in Cornwell Jackson’s business succession practice. Gary considers himself first and foremost a business owner entrepreneur that has built businesses, managed them, developed leadership teams and sold divisions of his business, and he utilizes this real world practical experience in both managing Cornwell Jackson and in providing consulting services to management teams and business leaders across North Texas.

Scott Allen, CPA

Scott Allen joined Cornwell Jackson as a Tax Partner in 2016, bringing his expertise in the Oil and Gas and Construction industries and twenty-five years of experience in the accounting field. As the Partner in Charge of the Tax practice at Cornwell Jackson, Scott brings his extensive experience in accounting and multiple industries, including oil and gas and construction, to our firm where he will lead the tax practice and provide proactive tax planning and tax compliance to all Cornwell Jackson tax clients.

Will Acomb

In 2010, Will began his professional career with Cornwell Jackson as an audit associate and has been a force to be reckoned with. Through hard work and dedication was promoted to manager in 2015. Will’s primary disciplines include both non-public financial statement audits and full- and limited-scope employee benefit plan audits.