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.
Scott studied Accounting at Montana State University when their accounting program was one of the top ten universities in the nation. After graduating with honors and passing the CPA exam on his first try, Scott was recruited by KPMG to work in Midland, TX. Over the next five years, Scott immersed himself in the Oil and Gas and Construction industries. In 1993, a career move took Scott to Cheyenne, Wyoming where he began working at McGladrey & Pullen (now RSM) as a tax supervisor and was named their National Oil and Gas Expert. This designation allowed him the opportunity to work with oil and gas companies in Houston and across the country.
Eventually, he was called back to Texas to work in the oil and gas industry at Pioneer Natural Resources, a multinational oil and gas producer, as Tax manager. In 2002, Scott decided to go back to school to earn his Master of Business Administration at Texas Christian University. Since graduating with his MBA 2002, Scott successfully worked as a CPA in Keller offering tax compliance and tax planning, business consulting, and CFO/Controller services to his clients.
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.
During his time away from the office, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and visiting his family ranch in Montana as often as possible, where he enjoys breaking horses and spending time outdoors.
Things to Know about Scott Allen:
- He loves Salt Water Kayak fishing. He once caught something so big in his kayak that it dragged him out past the break, but he cut it loose to avoid being dragged out far from the coast.
- He’s a TCU Horned Frog Fan, and holds a MBA degree from TCU as well as an undergrad from Montana State University.
- In his spare time, Scott enjoys outdoor grilling, especially a good steak.
- Scott has competed in multiple half marathons, but understands that “break a leg” is just a figure of speech.