Meet the leadership team

We represent a combination of big firm experience and SME mindset that creates a specialised and relatable approach for our clients.

“I started jd scott +co with a desire to take the pain out of accounting and tax for growing small business owners.”

James Scott

James Scott

Managing Director

Chartered Accountant

For owners of growing small businesses, the biggest pain point is often their accounting and tax. With constant changes to law and technology, they just want someone who can make the pain of away. For over 20 years I’ve been helping them find solutions and build successful businesses.

My career has taken me full circle, from working with small businesses to advising some of the world’s biggest corporations.

My vision in establishing JD Scott + Co was to provide clients with a seamless accounting and finance solution, so they could focus on growing their business. To make sure the books were done, the tax compliance was up to date and highlight opportunities to improve their business. 

During my career, I’ve worked for Ernst & Young, QBE Insurance and BDO Chartered Accountants, helping some of the best growing small businesses in Australia achieve their success. Experiences that now allow me to help you achieve yours.  

“Helping businesses to improve cashflow and become more profitable has always motivated me to offer tailored strategies for success.”

Jonathan Rintoul

Tax Director

Chartered Accountant

Jonathan is an experienced corporate tax professional, who earned his stripes working with Ernst & Young for 24 years, including 10 as a partner. Jonathan brings a broad range of experience to JD Scott + Co from his time as an advisor to the ASX, private clients, government institutions and foreign owned entities in the context of structuring, transactions, financing, dispute resolution, tax reform and compliance engagements. This broad knowledge is notably complemented by a 2 year full time secondment to BHP Billiton, giving Jonathan a perspective from both the big firms and the client or in-house side.

“I pride myself on ensuring we get the right answers for our clients.”

to become more profitable, improve cashflow and reduce tax