MEET OUR TEAM
Scott Scarborough, Ph.D., CPA
CEO and Founder of the S|CPA Network of professional accounting firms
Scott Scarborough is originally from Baytown, Texas. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, he began his public accounting career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC). After working in public accounting, he became an Audit Manager at The University of Texas System. After his time with The University of Texas System, he served as Vice President for Business Affairs at The University of Texas at Tyler. After many years with and within The University of Texas System, Scott was appointed by the Texas State Comptroller to serve as CEO of the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company. After completing his Ph.D. in business strategy from The University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Scarborough accepted a job offer to become Executive Vice President at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.
After many years at DePaul University, Dr. Scarborough accepted a job offer to become Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration at the University of Toledo. During his tenure at The University of Toledo, Dr. Scarborough was promoted twice, first to the position of Senior Vice President and Executive Director of The University of Toledo Medical Center, and second to the position of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of The University of Toledo. While serving as Provost, Dr. Scarborough was recruited to The University of Akron, which was searching for a new president. Dr. Scarborough became the 16th president of The University of Akron in June 2014.
Since 2016, Dr. Scarborough has taught audit, tax, and managerial accounting in The University of Akron College of Business Administration and built the S|CPA Network of accounting firms in both Texas and Ohio to help individuals and organizations realize their highest potential. The SCPA Network of accounting firms includes Scarborough CPA, LLC, in Fairlawn, Ohio; Costanzo & Co. in Stow, Ohio; Canady & Canady in Houston, Texas; Bock Korsnack & Hinds in Maumee, Ohio; SCPA Group, LLC in Austin, Texas; True North Accounting & Tax, LLC in Hudson, Ohio; and Hankins Eastup Deaton Tonn Seay & Scarborough, LLC in Denton, Texas. Collectively, these firms offer a broad array of services to both non-profit and for-profit organizations throughout the country.
Spencer Scarborough, J.D., CPA
Managing Director of the SCPA Group
Spencer Scarborough is originally from Austin, Texas. After completing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas State University, he began his career as a Financial Analyst at The University of Texas System. He then decided to enroll and complete a joint Juris Doctor and master’s degree in taxation program from The University of Akron. In addition to his scholastic achievements, Spencer is a certified public accountant licensed in both Hawaii and Texas.
After his years at The University of Akron, Spencer began his public accounting career with Grant Thornton. He then accepted a job offer to join the international tax services team with PwC in Cleveland, Ohio. During his time with PwC, Spencer felt a pull to get back to his hometown of Austin, Texas. He subsequently accepted a job offer to join the international and transaction services team with EY. While at PwC and EY, Spencer focused on being a trusted advisor to his clients with extensive knowledge of international tax concepts with significant experience in cross-border tax planning, compliance, transfer pricing, mergers and acquisitions, and income tax accounting (i.e., ASC 740).
Dylan Viskochil, CPA
President of Assurance Services
Dylan Viskochil is a licensed CPA with 10 plus years of Audit and Assurance experience. He joined the SCPA Group in 2022 as President of Assurance Services, bringing with him experience from other national and regional firms. Dylan has a wide range of experience working on audits of publicly traded manufacturing and technology companies; privately held construction, real estate, technology companies; not-for-profit entities; and employee benefit plan consulting, among others.
Dylan prides himself on his technical accounting knowledge, but also understands that, for our clients, there needs to be a balance between the technical and the operational benefits to financial reporting. Dylan has extensive knowledge and experience performing compilations, reviews, and audits for construction companies and contractors, school district audits, and condominium association audits.
Sara Kelley joined the SCPA Group as a Senior Audit and Tax Associate. She subsequently was promoted to Tax Supervisor and now manages a team of accountants who assist individual and business clients in tax planning, advisory, and return preparation. Sara helps develop tax strategies and policies that help the client and/or business maintain compliance with local and federal tax laws and regulations.
Sara has extensive knowledge and past work experience in both audit and tax in Ohio, New York, and Georgia prior to moving to Austin, Texas. Sara holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Franklin University and is QuickBooks Online Advanced certified.
Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Samantha joined SCPA Group in 2022 as an experienced Office Manager. Samantha has a wide range of experience in different industries. Most notably, Samantha worked in the clinical and administrative departments of medical clinics, doctor’s offices, and hospitals. Samantha brings with her the same high regard and care she had for her patients to the SCPA Group clients. Samantha strives to approach everything she does by keeping God first, doing it with excellence, and having a servant minded attitude. When not at the office, Samantha enjoys serving at her church, volunteering, working with children, and traveling to new places.
Allan Wood, CPA
Allan Wood joined SCPA Group (fka Jud Cary and Company) in January 1994. Allan graduated from Hardin-Simmons University Magma Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and finance. During his time at Hardin-Simmons University, Allan was selected as the Outstanding Accounting Student. He has been a certified public accountant since 1990. Allan worked for with the regional firm of Davis, Kinard & Co. in Abilene, Texas prior to joining the SCPA Group. Allan has extensive knowledge and work experience in both audit and tax in a variety of different industries. Allan is active in numerous professional and community organizations. Allan received his master’s in professional accounting degree from the University of Texas.
Brenda Keaton, CPA
Brenda Keaton is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of Colorado and has been with the firm since 2010. Her areas of practice include individual and business taxation, as well as preparing financial statements. She specializes in commercial real estate and construction accounting. Brenda develops a trusting relationship with her clients through knowledge, communication, and professional integrity. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Deepa Subramanian, CPA
Deepa Subramanian is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of Delaware. Deepa started with SCPA Group in 2022. As part of SCPA Group, her goal is to provide excellent and timely client service. Deepa has extensive knowledge and prior working experience which she developed while working in public accounting in Northern California. When not at the office, Deepa loves to spend time with her husband and two kids and enjoys gardening.
Alina Mihalascu is an accounting professional with over 10 years of experience in all facets of accounting, internal audit, and financial management. Alina joined SCPA Group in 2023, bringing with her experience in a wide range of industries, including working with governmental agencies monitoring construction projects, to energy efficiency programs, trading companies, public funds investments, manufacturing, and others.
Alina prides herself in being an adaptable person that uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to provide excellent customer service in a busy work environment. This includes providing answers to short-term issues to proactively creating long-term solutions geared towards customer success.
Alina holds a master’s degree in Management of Banking Systems and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Financial Markets. She is the proud winner of the inspire award “Ideals in Motion”, a recognition program for outstanding contributions.
Alina lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and daughter. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors, listening to podcasts and learning French.
Joseph Walters graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he joined the Internal Revenue Service examining tax returns. While working for the IRS, Joseph took classes to further his knowledge with the goal of eventually becoming an IRS auditor, which he achieved. In his role with the IRS, Joseph specialized in examining individual tax returns. Specifically, Joseph was a subject matter specialist in substantiation requirements for IRS deductions and credits. In 2022, after 5 years with the IRS, Joseph decided to accept an offer to join SCPA Group and to use his experience auditing tax returns to help provide excellent client service in the preparation of them.
Jordan Wise graduated from Texas A&M International University at Laredo, Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He then moved to Austin, Texas to pursue a career within the criminal justice field where he would eventually work as a Probation and Parole Officer. In 2017, Jordan transitioned into working for the Internal Revenue Service within the Tax Examination Department. Jordan was then promoted into the Collections Department which offered him a wide range of knowledge regarding levies, liens, and tax law. In 2021, Jordan accepted an offer within the Criminal Investigation Department as an Analyst where he learned additional enforcement actions, searches and seizures, advanced research methods, and other key components. After more than 5 years with the IRS, Jordan accepted an offer to join SCPA Group.
Paul Truax joined SCPA Group in 2023. He attended Texas A&M University, where he attained a bachelor’s in accounting as well as a master’s in management information systems. While there, he achieved the Professional Program of Accounting’s “Outstanding Student Award” for his academic achievements, as well as his entrepreneurial efforts in the college tutoring space. Paul joined the firm after working a year and a half as a tax associate at EY, where he prepared tax returns at the state and federal levels (e.g., Forms 1065, 5471, etc.) and played a key role in a range of audits in the technology, energy, and venture capital industries. Paul’s plan is to add to an already amazing culture at SCPA Group and provide an exceptional client experience.