Scot Grierson


Partner, KPMG LLP, State and Local Tax


Scot Grierson is a tax partner with over 20 years of experience in State and Local tax consulting and controversy. Prior to joining KPMG, Scot held roles in Big Four public accounting and private law practice. He is an adjunct tax professor at the University of California, Irvine School of law, and a frequent speaker at tax industry conferences.

Scot is a member of the Finance Committee of the Orangewood Foundation, providing foster and community youth services; and a former advisory board member of the San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition

Professional and industry experience

  • Scot has in-depth knowledge of California tax law, extensive experience working with California taxing authorities, and a reputation in the marketplace as a thought leader on complex tax issues.
  • Scot’s practice includes audit defense and controversy representation before state administrative authorities.
  • Scot has a wide range of multistate experience consulting with both large public and privately held companies on various income, franchise, sales/use, and local tax issues.
  • Based in Southern California, Scot focuses on serving clients in a wide range of industries including: technology, media, telecom, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, real estate, private equity, family office, and financial services.