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Scott Ruggiero

Grant Thornton
Partner, Professional Standards
Washington , DC, USA

Scott is a member of Grant Thornton’s National Professional Standards Group in the Audit practice. He is a professional standards partner and serves as a resource on audits across the Southeast offering expertise to Grant Thornton professionals and audit clients on accounting and SEC financial reporting matters, including planning considerations for M&A transactions and initial public offerings. Over the past several years, Scott participated in more than a dozen engagements involving successful initial SEC registrations by clients of Grant Thornton’s global network. In addition to supporting the U.S. firm’s audit teams and clients, Scott oversees the reviews of all Grant Thornton International member firm clients’ filings with the SEC.

Scott began his career in 1996 in the audit practice of a Big 6 accounting firm and then worked for the SEC as a Staff Accountant in the Division of Corporation Finance prior to joining Grant Thornton National Professional Standards Group in 2007.  He has experience auditing clients varying in size from Fortune 500 to small start-ups across a number of industries including software, telecommunications, media, retail, manufacturing, and energy.

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Certified Public Accountant – VA and DC
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, International Practice Task Force of the Center for Audit Quality SEC Regulations Committee


Scott has a BBA in Accounting from The College of William and Mary in Virginia


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