Jane Scaccetti is Firm Ambassador and Chief Story Teller for Drucker & Scaccetti. At the end of 2021, Jane stepped down as CEO of Drucker & Scaccetti, which she helped create in 1990. Her career started with the national accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath, where in 1987 she became the first woman tax partner of any international firm in Philadelphia.
Jane has proven expertise in family business consulting, famly wealth issues and board governance. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Jane has extensive governance experience having served on publicly reporting company boards since 1992. She currently serves on the boards of:
On each of the public filers, she qualifies and is identified under the SEC rules as the “audit committee financial expert.” She served on the boards of three companies that entered transactions to sell or ‘go private,’ was a board member when three different activists at different times expressed interest in the company and eventually negotiated seats on the board. As a Board member and the Audit Committee chair, she helped govern after a ‘broken deal’ when an agreement to sell the company was terminated and a significant breakup fee was paid to the company. She has sat on multiple CEO Search Committees, twice chaired a Special Litigation Committee to review a corporate transaction and was a member of a Special Real Estate Committee to determine the best use of company real estate. Also, as Audit Committee Chair, she conducted numerous ‘whistle blower’ investigations and governed through the transition of interim-to-permanent CEO situations.
Her prior board experience includes:
Her current civic and community service includes:
Her past civic roles included Trustee of Salus University, where she chaired the Health Services Committee and Finance Committee until 2020. Jane served as Chair of the Board of Temple University Health System for 5 years from 2008-2013 and served as a member of the Board of Directors chairing the Finance and Investment Committee until 2018. She was also Chair of the Board at Temple University Hospital where she served until 2018.
Other past civic roles include: Philadelphia 2016 DNC Host Committee; Mayor Rendell's 1992 Transition Team, and the Committee for Judicial and U.S. Attorney Nominations for the Eastern District of PA (1993-95).
From 1990-92, Jane was a full-time professor at Temple University, teaching taxation in the master’s program and managerial accounting as part of the undergraduate curriculum.
Her contributions have been recognized over the years. In 2019, Temple University honored Jane as among the top 100 entrepreneurs and visionaries who helped shape the Fox School of Business. Jane also received the Breath of Life Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recognizing her years of dedication to healthcare in our region. In 2017, Jane was selected as one of 20 Most Admired CEO’s in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Business Journal. In 2017, Accounting Today recognized Jane nationally as an Elite Managing Partner. In 2017 and 2016, respectively, Jane was recognized as a Top Woman in Business to Watch, and as a Top CEO by Philly Biz magazine. She is the 2016 recipient of the Take the Lead Award from the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA; 2014 Temple University Hospital Diamond Award, 2013 inaugural recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal Outstanding Directors Award. In 2006 Jane was given the PA Best 50 Women in Business Award, and the Pinnacle Award. Jane was honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Women of Distinction Award in 2010.
WEBINARS & PODCASTS:
Tax Warrior Perspectives - Host - 4 Episodes, 2021
Family Business/Wealth Transitions to the Next Gen: Values are Key - October 22, 2019
IRS Allows PA and NJ Residents Hurt by Hurricane Ida Until Jan 3 to file - Philadelphia Inquirer, October 13, 2021
Leading from the Edge (Author: Anthony Zecca) - As a quoted contributor - Released August 2021
Philadelphia Business Leaders Share Top Priorities for the Biden Administration - Philadelphia Business Journal - November 12, 2020
If Student Loans Were Canceled? Great, But You May Still Owe Taxes on That Debt - Philadelphia Inquirer, June 24, 2019
Meet The Faces of Fox-Jane Scaccetti - Fox Business School's Centennial Honorees, April 2019
Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness with Lean Six Sigma - Boomer Consulting, January 3, 2019
Different for the Sake of Being Better - LinkedIn Pulse, October 19, 2018
A Trump tax break for investors in some of Philly's hottest neighborhoods - Philadelphia Inquirer, September 24, 2018
3 Steps to Improve Your Company's Culture--at No Cost (Subscription Required) - Philadelphia Business Journal, August 2, 2018
Listen for the Whistle - LinkedIn Pulse, April 11, 2018
Tax Bill's Ambiguity Increases Investors' Litigation Risk (Subscription Required) - Law360 Tax Authority, November 17, 2017
Threat of New 401(k) Limits May Upset Investment Industry (Subscription Required) - Law360, October 25, 2017
The 2017 Accounting Today Managing Partner Elite - Accounting Today, October 3, 2017
Philadelphia Toxic Tax - And It's NOT the Wage Tax - Philadelphia Business Journal, July 27, 2017
Details and Nuance Matters, President Trump...Tax Planning Without Details - LinkedIn Pulse, June 1, 2018
Axing Carried Interest Tax Perk May Create New Loopholes (Subscription Required) - Law360, May 2, 2017
A Seat at the Dinner Table: A Firm Tradition Continues - LinkedIn Pulse, April 6, 2017
Women on Boards and in C Suites - "No Thanks, We Already Have One..." - LinkedIn Pulse, June 30, 2016
Drucker & Scaccetti's 'Tax Warrior" Creed Provides a Hero's Mindset - Accounting Today, April 8, 2016
The Most Revered of Family Traditions...Drucker & Scaccetti Style - LinkedIn Pulse, April 7, 2016
15 Women to Watch - PhillyBiz, February 2016
2014 Taxes Not Filed Yet? Read On... - LinkedIn Pulse, August 25, 2015
Not Your Parent's Firm: Radically Reinventing Performance Reviews - LinkedIn Pulse, August 4, 2015