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Meet Our Team

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial vitality in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication, an in-depth understanding of our clients’ needs and sound research and analysis. Scott & Cronin, LLP is dedicated to meeting these goals with the highest standards of excellence and professionalism.

Our Partners

Larry Scott
Tax Partner

Larry Scott is the Tax Partner of Scott & Cronin LLP, one of the leading Certified Public Accounting firms in the San Diego area. Mr. Scott graduated from San Diego State University with an undergraduate degree in Business, Math and Economics and studied accounting in the Graduate School of Business. After starting his career with Price Waterhouse he formed his own practice. Mr. Scott holds a Series 65 securities license in addition to being licensed as a CPA in California.

The emphasis of the practice is individual and business taxation, with many of the firm’s clients being closely held corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. Closely held businesses offer unique tax planning opportunities for the individual and business to provide the maximum benefit and protection to the shareholders and/or partners.

Mr. Scott has extensive expertise in real estate transactions, offshore and international taxation and tax planning for high wealth individuals. The work has required trips to London, the Isle of Man and Kuwait, with each trip giving a unique perspective on the continuing tax planning process.

Larry served as campaign treasurer to numerous campaign committees in the early years of his practice, and the firm continues to work on behalf of many local, state and federal candidates, officeholders and ballot measure committees.

Mr. Scott serves as Chairman of the RC Baker Foundation, a private philanthropic organization. Larry is an active fundraiser for Challenged Athletes Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito and other charitable organizations. He is a past treasurer of the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness.

Mr. Scott is an avid cyclist, participating in many charitable and challenging rides. He also enjoys competitive ballroom dancing and travels extensively. Larry has two children and has fun keeping up with six grandchildren.

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Dennis Cronin
Audit Partner

Dennis Cronin is the Audit Partner and director of the vacation ownership division. He graduated from University of New Orleans with honors as a member of Beta Alpha Psi. His career began with Pannell, Kerr, and Forster supervising audits of some of New Orleans finest and well-known hotels and restaurants including the Hilton Riverside, Fairmont Roosevelt and Monteleone Hotel. In 1985 he moved to San Diego, eventually partnering with Larry Scott. Mr. Cronin is a member of the Louisiana State Board of Certified Public Accountants and the California State Board of Accountancy where he is licensed to practice.

As Audit Partner Mr. Cronin’s responsibilities include accounting and auditing services and quality control for the firm. Under Mr. Cronin’s direction, the firm has successfully completed independent peer reviews conducted by a team appointed by the California Society of CPAs.

With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Cronin has worked with some of the most experienced and honored companies in the San Diego area. Scott & Cronin have performed over 50 audits for companies in the real estate development, construction, technology, retail and not-for-profit industries located on the West Coast.

Mr. Cronin’s background experience in audit and tax offers an excellent combination of services strictly tailored for closely held companies located in the Southern California area. His extensive knowledge includes an understanding of the complex and current financial reporting issues and requirements under GAAP and GAAS along with IRS and State tax rules and regulations for closely held companies, including the benefits of C Corps, S Corps, LLCs and partnerships and the inter workings of these entities with the individual owners.

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Jason Brustkern

Jason has a balanced, long-term focus on the growth and development of both the tax and audit sides of the firm. He graduated with a BA in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and has been a practicing CPA since July 2000. His work includes tax and auditing with an emphasis in high-net-worth individuals, multi entity tax structures and large entities. Jason is also responsible for supervision of tax team members and the technological direction of the practice.

He resides in San Diego with his wife. Together they enjoy participating in various outdoor activities and traveling. They are also actively involved in fundraising events benefiting After School All-Stars and the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

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Our Team

Ariann Jovanovic, CPA
Tax & Accounting

Ariann joined Scott & Cronin’s Tax & Accounting Department in January 2008. Her responsibilities include preparing tax returns and assisting in the completion of audits and reviews.

She received her BA in public accounting from Augsburg College in Minneapolis and worked at a local accounting firm in the area before she and her husband relocated to San Diego in 2007.

Ariann enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and getting to know the state of California and the San Diego area. These days she finds herself spending most of her free time taking care of and enjoying her two young girls.

Tina Cicero
Tax & Accounting

Tina joined Scott & Cronin’s Tax and Accounting Department in September 2021. Tina enjoys working with clients to take the stress out of tax season and help clients more easily achieve their financial goals. Tina graduated cum laude with a BS in Accounting and has a master’s degree in International Studies from King’s College London. She is registered to take the CPA exam in 2022.

She recently moved back to San Diego after spending two years living in Japan. In her free time, she enjoys watching her kids play sports and traveling locally and abroad.

Jordan Cronin
Tax & Audit

Jordan joined Scott & Cronin full-time in January 2010 after training as an intern for a year. He graduated from San Diego State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy. Jordan looks forward to beginning his career with the firm and gaining experience in the tax and accounting industry. 

Jordan was born and raised in San Diego and plans on staying local for many years. He grew up playing hockey and in his spare time enjoys riding his bike, playing drums and snowboarding at any chance he can get.

Glenn Hughes, MBA, CPA
Tax & Audit

Glenn joined Scott & Cronin, LLP in early 2012, where he assists in the preparation of audits and reviews as well as tax returns. He received his BS in Accounting and Finance in addition to his MBA from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo before starting his accounting career at a regional San Francisco firm.

A proud native of San Diego County, Glenn relocated from Northern California in 2011 to be close to family and friends. His hobbies allow him to enjoy the wonderful San Diego sun. Whether he’s kayaking on the bay, working with his horse, or riding in the desert, he can usually be found outdoors in his spare time.

Susan Dobson
Firm Administrator

Susan joined Scott & Cronin in July 2011 as Office Manager.  Since then she has become the Firm Administrator, assisting in the planning, organizing, and implementing of the firm's day-to-day operations.  Her primary responsibilities include managing client billing, accounts receivables, accounts payable, bank reconciliation as well as general support to the firm’s three partners and accounting staff. Susan also has roles in Human Resources and coordinates all benefits for the firm, including the 401(k) plan and compliance. She is fully dedicated to superior client service and facilitating the growth and success of the firm.

Susan lives with her husband, Noel, in Oceanside. Her interests include reading, yoga and travelling. Venezuela, Ghana, Toronto and Michigan are a few of the places Susan has called home. Free time is spent relaxing on the beach, enjoying friends and family, or exploring the scenic roads of California with her husband on his Harley.