Mary Angela Watson, CPA, CDFA

Tax Planning & Consulting, Divorce Financial Consultant

I was born and raised in metro Atlanta and started working office jobs when I was thirteen years old with my mother doing light bookkeeping and warehouse work. I worked various jobs to support myself through college including mechanical engineering co-op jobs, technical and software support, customer service, and internal accounting at one of the big accounting firms. My different work environments over the years have given me a variety of experience leading up to my becoming an accountant and ultimately starting my own business. I look forward to working with you.

Education

  • Georgia State University Fall 1995 – May 1998
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Specializing in Accounting
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Georgia Institute of Technology August 1991 – December 1993
  • Mechanical Engineering – Did Not Attain Degree
  • CPA License Continuing Education Average of 40 Hours/Year

Public Accounting Experience

  • Watson & Associates May 2004 – Present
  • Bromberg & Cohen January 2002 – May 2004
  • Predominantly Tax with some Reviews and Bookkeeping
  • Bennett Thrasher January 2000 – January 2002
  • Predominantly Tax with some Bookkeeping and Audit
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers September 1998 – January 2000
  • Financial Statement Auditor for Middle Market Division

Business Certifications

  • Certified Domestic Mediator July 2015
  • Certified Civil Mediator May 2015
  • CPA License Obtained November 2000 (Exam passed 1998)
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst December 2008
  • Trained as Financial Neutral in Collaborative Law September 2007

Business Memberships

  • Registered Neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Georgia Society of CPA’s Member Since 1998
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Member Since 1998
  • Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals since 2007
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia
  • Institute of Divorce Financial Analysis

Not Just an Accountant

When I’m not serving my clients, I enjoy a wide variety of hobbies:

  • Private Pilot’s License (1995)
  • Certified Scuba Diver (1993)
  • Harley Davidson Motorcycle Rider and Enthusiast
  • Powerlifting
  • Crossfit