Scott Clelland, CPA, PSA, RMA

With more than 28 years of experience, Scott Clelland is the Partner-in-Charge of the Public Sector Services practice at Wiss. His experience with the public sector includes school districts, municipalities, authorities, colleges and universities, state agencies and not-for-profit organizations. He is a recognized expert in the public sector arena and is frequently consulted by clients, regulators, other professionals and State agencies.

Scott's experience includes the development of the accounting procedures manual currently used by all school districts in the state of New Jersey and he assisted the State Department of Education in developing the Chart of Accounts, the Sample Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and implementation of generally accepted accounting principles for school districts.

Scott is frequently called upon to assist State agencies, regulators and other organizations to provide presentations and training to government officials and to assist with the adoption of new standards and regulations.

He currently serves on the firm's Executive Committee and is the Partner-in-Charge of the Iselin office.


BA – Accounting and Business Administration from Muhlenberg College

Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut

Registered Municipal Accountant in New Jersey

Licensed Public School Accountant in New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants – former Vice President of the Executive Board

New Jersey Association of School Business Officials

Registered Municipal Accountants Association Board of Trustees - Secretary

Association of Government Accountants

Beyond Wiss

When not in the office, Scott enjoys watching all sports and playing soccer and volleyball.

Community Involvement

Scott serves on the Board of a not-for-profit organization.

Scott Clelland

A 30-second interview with...

How did you get your foot in the door?

I loved math and my father was a CPA. It was a natural fit.

If you were not doing this, what would you be doing?

I would be a sports broadcaster because of my love for statistics.

What is the best professional advice someone ever gave you and you still live by?

This was from my father: Always tell the truth and always do what you think is right.