John R. Scales serves as Vice President of Accounting for Five States.
Mr. Scales received a BBA in Accounting from Baylor University (1980). He worked in the audit division of Arthur Andersen and Company in Dallas from 1980 to 1983, last serving as an audit senior for a number of clients in various industries. From 1983 to 1998 he was employed by American Liberty Oil Company–the parent company of energy, hospitality, ranching and other investment entities–where he served initially as Chief Accountant and later as Controller.
Mr. Scales joined Five States in 1999. He has more than 25 years of experience in the petroleum industry. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS) of Dallas. He is also a Certified Financial Planner.