With Scott Scarano

On Episode 91 of The Unique CPA, Randy welcomes back friend of the podcast, Scott Scarano, who also co-hosted The Unique CPA‘s celebration at the Beer Temple in Chicago in the summer of 2022. Scott is the founder of Accounting High, and he also hosts the podcast of the same name, formerly known as the Sons of CPAs.

Scott brings some exciting news: March Appness 2023, also known as ABC, the Accountant Bracket Challenge, where you can nominate your top apps and platforms that contribute to all of our success in the profession. Nominate The Unique CPA at bracket.accountinghigh.com.

Important Links

Nominate The Unique CPA for ABC March Appness, the Accountant Bracket Challenge

Accounting High

Accounting High: Freshman Year on Apple Podcasts

Scott Scarano on LinkedIn

Scott Scarano on Twitter

About the Guest

Scott Scarano is the Owner and President of Padgett Business Services of Raleigh-Durham. He founded the Sons of CPAs podcast in 2021, which has “graduated” to high school and is now known as the Accounting High: Freshman Year podcast, a part of Accounting High, a fully featured content hub. Scott and Accounting High are spearheading ABC March Appness: The Accountant Bracket Challenge. Click here to nominate The Unique CPA.

Scott’s “Why” is empowering all growth-minded entrepreneurs in his reach to thrive and prosper by approaching problems from a different perspective and analyzing solutions.

Scott earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from Campbell University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Upon graduation, he spent several years working as a staff accountant at local CPA firms in Durham, NC, when Scott discovered his passion for working with small businesses. He is a licensed Enrolled Agent and a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Meet the Host

Randy Crabtree, CPA


Randy Crabtree

Randy Crabtree, co-founder and partner of Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals, is a widely followed author, lecturer and podcast host for the accounting profession.

Since 2019, he has hosted the “The Unique CPA,” podcast, which ranks among the world’s 5% most popular programs (Source: Listen Score). You can find articles from Randy in Accounting Today’s Voices column, the AICPA Tax Adviser (Tax-saving opportunities for the housing and construction industries) and he is a regular presenter at conferences and virtual training events hosted by CPAmerica, Prime Global, Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), Allinial Global and several state CPA societies. Crabtree also provides continuing professional education to top 100 CPA firms across the country.

Schaumburg, Illinois-based Tri-Merit is a niche professional services firm that specializes in helping CPAs and their clients benefit from R&D tax credits, cost segregation, the energy efficient commercial buildings deduction (179D), the energy efficient home credit (45L) and the employee retention credit (ERC).

Prior to joining Tri-Merit, Crabtree was managing partner of a CPA firm in the greater Chicago area. He has more than 30 years of public accounting and tax consulting experience in a wide variety of industries, and has worked closely with top executives to help them optimize their tax planning strategies.