Firm Profile

WHO WE ARE - Success doesn't just happen. You have to work for it, constantly striving to improve and exceed the expectations of your clients. Even then, hard work alone will not guarantee success to your bottom-line. It takes planning, organization, accounting systems and procedures designed to meet your unique needs.

Neal, Scouten & McConnell, P.C. is a full-service accounting firm that provides a wide array of services to clients in a variety of industries and circumstances. Our partners have more than 71 years of combined experience serving businesses and individuals throughout the Southeast, and we are qualified to meet your accounting, consulting and tax needs.

We have extensive experience in providing reliable and responsive accounting, consulting and tax services to manufacturing, professional, financial, government, healthcare, non-profit, franchisees, service and other types of organizations. Our staff is large and diverse enough to provide you all the services you require, yet small enough for our partners and staff to give you the responsive, quality service you demand.

OUR PHILOSOPHY - Over the years, we have found that what clients want most is high quality, responsive service. That is why our partners are involved in every client engagement, from start to finish. We are committed to listening and paying attention to the details of every client's needs. We take pride in exceeding expectations through committed, personal attention. That personal attention starts at your first meeting with us and extends throughout the duration of our engagement.

Additionally, the entire Neal, Scouten & McConnell team will be available to meet your needs and provide consultation and special services where appropriate.

OUR COMMITMENT - We promise to deliver quality services in a timely manner, and we will respond quickly to your needs and questions. Our highly-trained and experienced personnel will provide you with the services you need, and each team member is selected with care to meet your unique requirements. After all, your success is our bottom-line.

Scott B. Scouten, Audit Principal -

     Scott serves as head of the Firm's audit division. He has 20 years of experience conducting and supervising audits, reviews, compilations, consulting, agreed-upon procedures and other services for manufacturers, healthcare, non-profit, commercial services, real estate, construction, franchisees, government, utilities and other organizations. Scott has obtained a certificate of educational achievement in Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting and Auditing from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has been designated as a Certified Governmental Financial Manager (CGFM). Scott is experienced in designing and performing attestation and agreed-upon procedure services, as well as bankruptcy, internal control and accounting system assessment, and fraud investigations.

     Scott is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Governmental Accountants. He is past president of the Chattanooga Exchange Club and past chairman of the American Cancer Society Trades and Industry Division, as well as serving on the Cancer Society's Board of Directors.


Gloria S. McConnell, Tax Principal -

     Gloria leads the Firm's tax division. She has 20 years of experience in tax consulting with professional corporations, manufacturing, franchisees, healthcare and tax exempt organizations, as well as individuals. Gloria also works extensively with clients on employee benefit and retirement plans. Prior to entering the accounting field, Gloria worked in the banking industry for several years.

     Gloria is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, Chattanooga Tax Practitioners, the Chattanooga Estate Planning Council, National Association of Women Business Owners and Scenic City Women's Network. She is active in many community organizations.