Scott Ziemer

Scott Ziemer

Tax Office Managing Partner


BDO Phoenix Office



Executive Summary

Scott Ziemer has more than 12 years of experience in public accounting and more than 15 years plus years of tax experience in industry.

In his role as Director of Tax for two multi-billion dollar retailers, his responsibilities included advising the CEO, CFO and other members of the executive group on tax issues and the related tax accounting effects of proactive planning ideas, law changes, acquisitions, and dispositions. Scott also has extensive experience with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state income audits and appeals. During his time in the retail industry, Scott developed and executed high-level tax strategies that made a significant contribution to the results of both companies.

Prior to working in the retail industry, Scott worked in Big Four public accounting. He had broad responsibility for client engagement management and large project management. His client engagement responsibilities included tax provisions and financial statement reporting; IRS audit management and meetings with appeals, federal, state, and direction of foreign tax compliance; and research, consultation, and planning related to corporations; and initial public offerings (IPOs).

As a member of a Big Four Earnings and Profits and Tax Basis Service Line, Scott had a range of large project management responsibilities, including calculation of earnings and profits, determination of stock basis, and tax-basis balance sheets. This experience provided him with an in-depth knowledge of the corporate restructuring sections of the Internal Revenue Code.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


M.S., Taxation, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
M.S., Accounting, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
B.B.A., Finance, University of Wisconsin – Madison