Scott Muir is a partner in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice (DPP) with more than 15 years of professional experience, heavily focused on technical accounting and reporting matters. Scott is a member of the DPP topic teams for revenue recognition, leases, business combinations, and accounting for long-lived assets. Scott recently returned to KPMG after completing a two and half year fellowship at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) where he was a leading member of the project team responsible for the new leases standard, as well as the project team for the FASB/IASB Joint Transition Resource Group for Revenue Recognition and the associated forthcoming new standards on (a) identifying performance obligations and licensing and (b) gross versus net revenue reporting.
Scott’s primary responsibilities at DPP relate to KPMG’s ongoing efforts with respect to the new revenue recognition standard and the new leases standard, as well as providing technical accounting advice on the application of current U.S. GAAP and IFRS, with a focus on software and other complex revenue recognition, business combinations, impairment, and leasing issues. Scott is a frequent presenter at conferences, client events, and internally for KPMG on various accounting topics and has helped author numerous KPMG publications relative to the new revenue recognition and leases standards.
Prior to his time at DPP and the FASB, Scott led the technical accounting and SEC reporting functions at a large public software company and worked within KPMG’s Accounting Advisory Services and Audit groups.
Scott has a B.A. in Accounting from Alfred University. He is a certified public accountant in New York, Connecticut, Illinois, and Colorado.