Nonprofit, Healthcare and Senior Housing

Scot Aurelius is a Shareholder and the Firm’s Senior Housing Practice Group leader. Scot has over 20 years of experience in public and private accounting and has extensive experience servicing nonprofit organizations, senior housing providers and healthcare providers. He also serves as the audit shareholder for several employee benefit plan audits.

Scot has extensive experience managing audit, review, and compilation engagements for a variety of senior housing providers, institutional healthcare facilities, nonprofit organizations, and employee benefit plans. Each year, he oversees the audits of 12 continuing care retirement communities and approximately 30 nonprofit organizations. In addition, Scot has assisted clients with internal control, the bond financing process, market and feasibility studies, and various transactional and accounting consulting.

Through his involvement in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Scot has an intimate understanding of the needs of a nonprofit organization. He has served the Central Florida chapter of JDRF in numerous capacities, including treasurer and board president. As a result, he understands the unique demands placed on non-profit organizations. 

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • MS in Accounting, University of Central Florida
  • BS in Business Administration, University of Florida
  • CPA, Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Florida 

AFFILIATIONS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, former member of Accounting Principles & Audit Standards Committee, former member of Healthcare Industry Conference Committee
  • LeadingAge Florida
  • Leadership Orlando Alumnus
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Central Florida Chapter

PUBLICATIONS OR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS 

Scot has spoken at the FICPA Healthcare Industry Conference have included "The Importance of an Audit Committee", "Future of Audits for Healthcare Organizations", and "The Art of Contributions". He has also given presentations on healthcare industry benchmarking at LeadingAge Florida conferences and board governance for the Association of Jewish Aging Services. He regularly provides continuing professional education training to clients, peers, and MSL staff on a wide variety of accounting and board governance topics.