Mark E. Scott

Chartered Accountant – Principal

Mark Scott established Scott Associates in 1999. Mark is professional, easy-going and approachable. His straightforward manner helps his clients to fully understand their finances.

He is a Chartered Accountant and has been a registered tax agent for more than 35 years. He graduated in Financial Administration from the University of New England and holds a Masters of Business (Marketing). He has a Professional Certificate in Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF) and is a SPAA SMSF Specialist. He has worked as a Group Financial Controller, Internal Auditor and Insolvency Senior. Mark is also an ASIC registered SMSF auditor.

Because Mark runs his own business he understands the challenges that business owners face—maintaining cash flow and profitability, keeping quality staff, and minimising tax and risk.

Mark’s speciality is SMSFs. He has had additional training in SMSFs and has established and managed them since 1999. Major changes in the complexity of SMSFs over time often traps other less-experienced professionals.

Mark is a well-known, early-adopter of new technologies. He is a strong advocate for cloud accounting because of the clear benefits it brings to clients, their accountants and bookkeepers.

When Mark is not at the office he is often found outdoors, either bushwalking in Lane Cove National Park or camping with his wife and children. Mark has successfully completed seven of the great nine walks of New Zealand. His other interests include 4WD’ing, collecting rare antique maps of Australia and old mobile phones. He is a keen follower of the Wallabies (sigh!).

Amanda Potter

Chartered Accountant

Amanda Potter joined Scott Associates in 2013 after returning to Sydney from Queensland, where she had lived for 20 years. She gets great satisfaction working with small business to improve their tax situation.

Amanda specialises in individual and small business income tax. She has a commercial banking background and in accounts receivable and payable.

She is a graduate of the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree and has recently become a chartered accountant.

She keeps fit with yoga and with walks on the beach. She loves movies, live theatre, red wine and the Sydney Roosters. She has three grown-up children that she adores.

Marija Dekic

Accountant

Marija Dekic has been with Scott Associates since 2005. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and a Bachelor of Business (major in Accounting and sub-major in Tax Law).

Marija’s key interest is in helping individuals organise their personal tax affairs. She is also a keen Xero fan and knows MYOB inside and out.

She speaks fluent Serbian and has strong links with the Serbian community in Sydney. She loves cooking and spending time with her family. She goes to the gym and runs to keep fit and enjoys books and films to relax.