Company Profile

About the firm:

RS Wait, Chtd. serves clients worldwide. Our firm is a full-service adviser that assists clients with accounting, tax, business development, business management, profit improvement, value enhancement, and business valuation services. Our specialists assist you with all of your financial decisions. We provide a wide variety of business advisory and tax planning services. Our team regularly updates its professional and technical knowledge to provide high-quality financial advice to our clients. In addition, we provide fixed-price agreements to our business and individual clients.

Firm Philosophy: Our objective is to help our clients keep more of their money by providing high-value services that exceed clients’ expectations in a fun environment that benefits both our clients and our firm. Building value-added, long-term client relationships are primary goals for our firm.

Partner Biographies:

Scott T. Wait, CPA, AEP Scott Wait is a partner in the firm RS Wait, Chtd. He focuses on assisting businesses with Business CFO Services including business valuation, profit improvement strategies, cash flow analysis, and exit and succession services. In addition, Scott assists clients with tax planning, tax preparation, and financial statement preparation. Scott provides Business CFO services for a broad range of clients. Scott has 20 years’ experience in public accounting, focusing on business development and tax planning. Scott also has 9 years’ experience in customer service and sales management in the printing industry. Scott regularly writes articles on issues of Business Valuation, Profit Improvement Strategy, and Tax Planning issues in the Northern Nevada Business Weekly. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Nevada. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Accounting from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He is a member of the Nevada Society of CPAs and the past president of The Estate Planning Council of Northern Nevada.



Richard E. Wait, CPA, CVA, AEP
Richard Wait is founder and a partner in the firm RS Wait, Chtd. Richard focuses on assisting businesses with business development services including business valuation services, strategic business planning, profit improvement strategies, cash flow analysis, and  investment banking services. Richard is a designated Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) through the NACVA association and is an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) designated through the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. In addition, Richard assists clients with tax planning, tax preparation, and financial statement preparation. Richard provides business financial services for local and regional clients. Richard has 31 years’ experience in public accounting focusing on CFO services, business valuation, and tax planning. Richard also has 3 years in private accounting in the construction industry and 5 years’ experience in customer service and sales management in the printing industry. Richard is a member of the Nevada Society of CPAs, and a member and past president of Estate Planning Council of Northern Nevada.

Industries that RS Wait, Chtd. serves:

• Professional Services
• Real Estate/Construction
• Food and Beverage Industries
• Manufacturing
• Automotive
• Mining

List of Professional Services:

• CFO Services
• Tax Planning and Tax Preparation
• Business Valuation Services
• Merger and Acquisition Services
• Financial Statements
• Estate Planning and Estate Tax Preparation
• Cash Flow Analysis and Improvement
• Profitability Improvement

A Note from the Managing Partner

Here at RS Wait, Chtd., the entire team is committed to helping you grow and preserve your wealth. In fact, that’s been our underlying focus since this practice was first formed in 1990.

At that time, we identified a need for accounting services and we set about creating a practice that could successfully support clients’ tax preparation and filing needs, taxation planning, accounting, business management, and more.

Since then the practice has successfully helped hundreds of clients, with varieties of needs and many facing challenges that might also be similar to your own.

We’ve come a long way …

Other changes have taken place, too. Some time ago we became aware of a number of business clients who were grappling with so many different issues that we wanted to help. We wanted to be able to say, “Here’s how to generate the extra profit and cash flow you need,” rather than just talk about the historical financial results.

So much so that we set about changing our firm, improving it for the better and turning it into something really special for you. To do that, we worked hard to fully educate ourselves on all sorts of issues – business development, growth, strategy, human resources, marketing, sales, management, operations, systems, customer service, performance standards, business health checks and more – as it applies to businesses like yours.

We attended courses, studied, and invested in new resources, tools, and software to be able to help you grow your business rather than just track your results at year end. Of course, we’ve maintained our core competencies and in fact, took them a step further by maintaining ongoing professional education. Staying focused on the road ahead.

Now you can benefit from more – more support, more advice, more services and more results. Where accounting has often been about tracking historical results, accounting at RS Wait, Chtd., has shifted to doing much more than that. Here, we’re focused on mapping out the future for your business or your personal taxation needs with you – keeping our eyes firmly on the road ahead and helping you achieve the results you want.

Call (775) 825-7337 now to make an appointment for a free consultation and needs analysis to discover the difference for yourself.


Richard E. Wait, CPA, CVA, AEP