Plante Moran is an Associate Member of PACB.
PACB is excited to welcome its newest Associate Member – Plante Moran. Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest accounting, tax, and business consulting firms with more than 3,500 professionals in 24 offices throughout the United States and abroad. Serving community banking clients nationwide, their team of more than 200 industry specialists provide audit, tax, consulting, cybersecurity, regulatory compliance, technology, and additional risk management services.
With a client-first approach and the resources of the entire firm at hand, Plante Moran professionals focus on helping their clients achieve their goals by addressing any challenge and leveraging every opportunity. The firm cultivates a collaborative experience by building strong relationships with their clients and applying their extensive industry experience and technical expertise to each engagement.
Plante Moran’s culture and philosophy align directly with the mission and principles of community bankers. They are guided by a philosophy that is based on certain core values and perhaps best expressed in a condensed form by the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. It is symbolized by the Plante Moan gold ruler and implied in the Plante Moran motto: “We care.” Plante Moran cares about their clients, they care about their work, they care about their families and communities, and they care about each other. Community bankers are guided by similar principles, and this philosophical alignment allows Plante Moran to successfully build long-lasting relationships which support their clients.
True to their mission, Plante Moran teams proactively pursue and respond to the needs of their clients by rendering a wide range of high-quality professional services commensurate with their collective abilities and representing true value in relation to cost. Although they continue to operate the firm in conformance with sound business practices, they remain a professional firm with a primary emphasis on service, not profit.
Plante Moran is fully invested in supporting the community banking industry and is proud of their long-standing commitment to supporting association partners and serving community banks throughout the country. As their client base continues to expand geographically, Plante Moran is excited to formalize their support of community banking in Pennsylvania by joining PACB.
As a new Associate Member with PACB, Plante Moran is excited to build relationships and share their industry expertise through attendance and presentation at various PACB events in 2023 and beyond.
As a partner within the firm’s financial institutions practice, Scott Phillips, CPA, CIA, is responsible for the delivery of best-in-class service and providing risk management and financial statement audit services to clients in the financial services industry. He works exclusively with publicly traded and privately held financial institutions and other financial services entities.
With more than 18 years of experience, Scott often speaks to clients and their audit committees on current topics relevant to the financial institutions industry and the impact on their organization. In addition to his client-serving responsibilities, Scott serves as an engagement quality reviewer for a number of Plante Moran’s financial institution audit clients and is a member of the firm’s Internal Audit Advisory Board where he helps shape the firm’s approach to internal audit services for their financial institution clients. Scott Phillips can be reached by phone at (216) 274-6554, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scott looks forward to the opportunity to engage with Pennsylvania’s community bankers!