About Jill

With more than 20 years of public and private experience, Jill Scher is a tax director in the Accounting Services Group of Marcum LLP in Melville, NY, working with a diverse client base of mid-sized and closely-held businesses, including C corporations, S corporations, partnerships and Individuals.

Ms. Scher guides start-up entities during their formation through income tax filing obligations, ensuring that they meet Federal, State and local filing requirements. She helps clients create and maintain tax minimization and deferral strategies and tax incentive program opportunities, including research & development and work opportunity tax credits, which enhance their financial position. She also provides tax services for foreign companies with operations in the United States and assists domestic companies with operations overseas. She advises clients about tax ramifications prior to potential transactions and has helped numerous clients with the successful abatement of IRS and State penalties.

Ms. Scher’s client base includes manufacturers, distributors, importers and exporters, and retailers in diverse industries including healthcare, advertising, technology, green energy, apparel, electronics, furniture, real estate and music production.

Ms. Scher is also responsible for business development for the Firm, forging new relationships and building business for the Accounting Services Group. She has established a strong network of business relationships within the legal, insurance, investment and consulting professions and has continued access to their expertise, as needed.

In addition, she develops and teaches tax, technical and professional ethics classes for an outside organization, CPE, Inc., providing continuing education to CPAs within the tristate area on individual and business tax planning and other specialty areas of taxation.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), co-chair, Attorney and Accountant Networking Committee

Subject Matter Expertise

Tax Compliance
Tax Consulting
Tax Credits & Incentives
Transaction Structuring
Tax Representation

Practice Focus

Manufacturers & Distributors
Importers & Exporters
Professional Service Organizations
Closely-Held Entities
Start-Up Companies
High Net Worth Individuals


Master of Science, Taxation
State University of New York at Albany

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
State University of New York at Albany