David is a Director of the firm with over 20 years’ experience in tax and business consulting. Prior to joining the firm David worked with Ernst & Young, Deloitte, PwC and several boutique firms, specialising in Indirect Tax.

At Ecovis Clark Jacobs David enjoys the greater depth and personal involvement required in consulting and advising for high-net-worth family groups and SMEs across a diverse range of industries, and their varying structural, taxation and planning issues.

Prior to entering the accounting profession David was an Architect with an international firm, where he gained significant experience in project management on large commercial projects.

David’s varied career has given him a unique perspective and an understanding that irrespective of one’s profession, the common factors of tailored, client-focussed and practical problem-solving, are the key to adding value and meeting clients’ needs.

Qualifications & registrations

  • Bachelor of Science (Architecture), University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Sydney
  • Masters of Accounting, Macquarie University
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Management
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Affiliate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Scott is a Director of the firm and has over 16 years of public practice experience in boutique firms in both Perth and Sydney.

A member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia, Scott has experience in business services, taxation and consulting with particular interests in due diligence, tax effective structuring and working with subsidiaries of multinational companies.

He actively engages with clients in a broad range of industries including high net worth individuals, media, online, dental and legal practices, and government agencies.

Along with extensive experience in Australian Tax matters, Scott also has international experience through an exchange to a large Consulting firm in San Francisco and spent part of his under-graduate degree studying in the United States. This has developed his skills in International Tax and Consulting, along with giving him invaluable experience in the international business environment.

Scott is committed to providing not only outstanding client service but also clear and concise advice to our clients to ensure they not only meet their statutory obligations in Australia, but also see us as a Partner in their businesses growth and development.


  • Bachelor of Commerce, Murdoch University
  • Master of Applied Taxation, University of New South Wales
  • Chartered Accountant, Member of the Institute of Chartered
  • Accountants in Australia
  • CPA, Member of CPA Australia
  • Chartered Tax Advisor, Member of the Tax Institute
  • Registered Tax Agent


By appointing David Conley as resident director of our Australian business we were assured that all bases were being covered.  As David and his team guided us through the various compliance hurdles with ease, we were able to focus on the new business opportunities that had brought us to Australia in the first place. David has contributed considerably, in a calm and efficient way, to our positive experience here.

Debbie Manners (CEO) KEO Films Australia Pty Ltd


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