Scott M. Goodwin, CPA

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Scott  M. Goodwin, CPA

Scott serves as an engagement leader in our Commercial Audit group where he is responsible for providing audit and advisory services to rapidly growing, entrepreneurial technology companies and consulting on complex accounting matters including revenue recognition, equity instruments, business combinations, internal control best practices and corporate governance. Scott also has significant expertise with employee benefit plan audits, ERISA and the Department of Labor regulations related to such plans.

Scott joined Wolf in 2002 and has over twenty years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. His technology sector expertise includes software, medical devices, life sciences, biotech, cleantech and mobile. Scott serves on Wolf’s Accounting & Auditing Committee.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Scott provides audit and advisory services to entrepreneurs, executives and boards of directors. He leads Wolf’s Technology Services Team and also serves as an engagement Partner.  He has helped numerous high-growth businesses from start-up, through venture capital fundraising and ultimately through an exit event including initial public offerings (IPO) and sales to strategic and financial acquirers.  Scott writes and speaks frequently on key business issues in the entrepreneurial community.  Scott is also one of Wolf’s designated experts in share-based compensation arrangements, derivative accounting and revenue recognition.  He is also the co-leader of the Employee Benefits Plan Services Team where he assists plan sponsors in complying with all applicable ERISA and DOL regulations.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
Graduate of University of Vermont, Magna Cum Laude
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

MEMBERSHIPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
The Capital Network (TCN)
- Member of the Board and Chair of the Program Committee
Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE)
- Judge for the SBANE Innovation Awards 

PRESENTATIONS AND ARTICLES
“Understanding Your Risk as a Fiduciary of Employee Benefit Plans”
“403(b) Plans – Update on Audit and Fiduciary Governance Issues” Wolf & Company webinar
“Are you Covered for That?”
“Balancing Act: Managing Investor and lender expectations in a down market”
“CFO, Controller or Bookkeeper: What you need and when you need it”
“Accounting Considerations for Early-Stage Companies”
“In Search of Funding? Accounting areas to understand when pitching your plan to potential investors”
“Dilution” – TCN Venture FastTrack
“Equity Compensation and 409A” – TCN Expert Lunch Series
“Tax Implications of Early-Stage Financings” – TCN Expert Lunch Series
“Nuts and Bolts of Starting Up” – Startup Leadership Program
“Financial Models” – Startup Leadership Program
“Everything You Never Wanted to Know About SOX” 
“Repricing Options – the Upside to a Down Market?”
“Six Ways to Prepare For Your First Benefit Plan Audit”
“Understanding Your Risk as a Fiduciary of Employee Benefit Plans”
“Update from the December 2012 AICPA Employee Benefits Conference”
“403(b) Plans – Update on Audit and Fiduciary Governance Issues” Wolf & Company webinar

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