Scott M. McKay, CPA, CFE, CIA, CCSA

Title:Partner, Advisory Services

Leadership Role:National Leader, Risk Assurance & Advisory

Education:BS in Business Administration, University of LaVerne; Master of Accountancy, San Diego State University

Designations:CPA, CFE, CIA, CCSA

Scott McKay

A Partner in the Raleigh office and National Leader of Cherry Bekaert’s Risk Assurance & Advisory group, Scott provides businesses with keen insights to risk and control areas including post acquisition integration; internal audit; Sarbanes-Oxley readiness (Section 302 and 404 Reporting Requirements); business system implementations and controls; and internal fraud investigations primarily focused on reducing the risk of fraud in the form of asset misappropriation and corruption activities (including anti-fraud control and forensic accounting). Within the Risk Assurance & Advisory group, Scott oversees the Firm’s Internal Audit, IT Audit, Cybersecurity, Technology Solutions, and Fraud and Forensics practices.

Scott has extensive industry experience. Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, he served for several years in financial leadership roles including global corporate controller and as director of corporate audit for a large public company in the technology industry. He was responsible for global accounting, internal control, SEC reporting, acquisitions and post-acquisition financial integration activities. Scott began his career as a financial auditor with a local firm before joining a national accounting firm, where he provided assurance and risk advisory services to public and private companies in a variety of industries. Scott is a U.S. Navy veteran who served in various operational roles around the globe.

Specialties/Areas of Expertise

  • COSO Internal Control and COSO ERM
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Fraud & Forensics
  • Internal Audit
  • IT Audit
  • Risk Management/Advisory
  • SEC

Professional Involvement

  • Risk Management and Internal Control Advisory, AICPA Business and Industry
  • Task Force Member, COSO Internal Control Integrated Framework, AICPA
  • Chief Audit Executive Roundtables, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • ERM Roundtables, North Carolina State University (NCSU)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Community Involvement

  • Student Advisory Council, NCSU College of Management
  • Antioch Community Church in Cary, NC