Scott M. Syrjala, CPA


Scott joined Vrakas CPAs + Advisors in 2009 and quickly advanced to his present role as a principal in the tax department. His primary focus is providing tax planning, compliance and research support for clients in the construction, manufacturing, service and retail industries. In addition, Scott manages the firm’s personal property tax group.

Throughout his career, Scott has gained valuable experience in assisting clients with research and development credit analysis, determining the most advantageous accelerated cost recovery on capital expenditures, and examinations from the Internal Revenue Service and Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

Scott has developed a significant understanding, familiarity and knowledge of the tax code, and stays current on emerging changes to the tax code. The intricacies involved in determining tax credits and deductions, especially those available to the manufacturing industry, is an area that Scott rises to the challenge of addressing.

Although Scott serves clients in a variety of industries, he has developed an increased focus on the construction industry. Scott has developed a significant understanding, familiarity and knowledge from his experiences working with multiple construction clients throughout southeaster Wisconsin and attending continuing education seminars.

In addition to providing tax planning and compliance services to his clients, Scott also assists with the development and training of department staff to ensure that knowledge of current tax laws and best practices are maintained throughout the staff level.

Growing up in Antigo, Wisconsin, Scott had the privilege of having his father as his high school accounting teacher. He credits his success today to this fact, along with the continued support and encouragement of his family. Away from the office, Scott enjoys golfing and spending time with his family and friends. Scott and his wife, Robin, reside in Mukwonago with their sons, Cameron and Bennett.