Jane Scaccetti, CPA, MT, PFS

Jane Scaccetti, CPA, MT, PFS
Shareholder & Chief Executive Officer

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Education
Temple University, cum laude, BA
Villanova University, MT

Jane Scaccetti, CPA, MT, PFS

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A lifelong Philadelphian, Jane Scaccetti has been a practicing CPA since 1977.   She has extensive experience in tax and financial services for the family-owned and entrepreneurially driven business. Jane consults with public and privately owned companies and provides financial counseling to both corporate and individuals.

In 1987, while a partner in the national accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath, Jane became the first woman tax partner of any "Big Eight" firm in Philadelphia. In 1990, she was a founding shareholder of D&S. As CEO, she leads over 70 employees. She is responsible for strategic initiatives, business development and professional career development while continuing to service complex family-owned and closely-held businesses. Jane has proven expertise in retail, real estate, distribution and healthcare and sophisticated wealth planning techniques and board governance.  She is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.

Jane’s civic and community service includes serving as a trustee of Temple University. She also sits as a trustee of Salus University, where she chairs the Finance Committee, and serves on the board of the Philadelphia Center City District Foundation. She served as chair of the board of Temple University Health System for 5 years from 2008-2013 and was a member of its Board of Directors chairing the Finance and Investment Committee until 2018. Jane also served as chair of the board at Temple University Hospital until 2018.

In 2016, Jane was elected to the board of Myers International (NYSE: MYE), an international manufacturer of polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial, and consumer markets. In 2015, Jane joined the board of Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN). There she serves as chair of the Audit Committee. PENN owns and operates casinos and racetracks. Jane also serves on the board of Mathematica Policy Research and is a member of its Audit Committee. Previously, Jane was a member of the board of The Pep Boys (NYSE:PBY) from 2002-2016 until it was sold to a private firm in 2016.  She served as chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee. Effective in 2017, Jane has joined the board of directors of the Philadelphia Center City District Foundation, and in 2019, Jane was asked to serve on the board of the Friends of Rittenhouse Square.

Jane was a member of the Philadelphia 2016 DNC Host Committee. She also served on 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, She was a full-time professor at Temple University, teaching taxation in the master’s program and managerial accounting as part of the undergraduate curriculum. Jane is the first woman regular host of Money Matters TV, a locally produced financial-focused program.

In 2017, Jane was selected as one of 20 Most Admired CEO’s in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Business Journal.  Also in 2017, Accounting Today recognized Jane nationally as an Elite Managing Partner. Jane is also the 2016 recipient of the Take the Lead Award from the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA, the 2014 Temple University Hospital Diamond Award and a 2013 inaugural recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal Outstanding Directors Award.  In 2006 Jane received the PA Best 50 Women in Business Award and the Pinnacle Award. And in 2010, she was honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Woman of Distinction.

PODCASTS:

Family Business/Wealth Transitions to the Next Gen: Values are Key - October 22, 2019

ARTICLES:

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

TELEVISION/VIDEO APPEARANCES:

READ the transcript of Jane's 6-part video on leadership and growth (Video no longer available online)

SEE JANE in the Acres of Diamonds video by Temple Health 

SEE JANE featured in a PICPA video on entrepreneurship 

SEE JANE on Money Matters TV

LISTEN TO JANE on Executive Leaders Radio

SEE JANE discuss the role of Board members

SEE JANE discuss succession planning

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