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What We Do: Our Services

Watkins Consulting has been providing business advice to Financial sector and Government clients for over 25 years in a multitude of areas, with special emphasis on regulatory and compliance monitoring, litigation support, and related challenges.

Watkins is positioned to provide value-focused and timely expertise for our clients by supplying skilled professionals, knowledgeable in their areas of discipline and possessing real, applicable ‘in-the-field’ experience.

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Accounting Services

Watkins offers specialized accounting services in the areas of Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support, Financial Reporting, and Internal Controls services. With a seasoned team, we have the requisite breadth and depth of knowledge
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Financial Investigation

Watkins Consulting can provide expert Financial Investigation services.  Our accounting and finance professionals will conduct a thorough investigation in the allegations of fraud, financial misconduct, and regulatory non-compliance.  They will investigate monetary
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Financial Reporting

Watkins Consulting has experienced, CPA-certified accountants on staff; well-versed in current accounting standards. Our accountants interpret and apply changes in accounting standards, examine financial statements for irregularities, and implement related reporting requirements. We guide
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Forensic Accounting

Watkins Consulting provides experts in this specialized field of accounting.  Our experienced Forensic Accountants utilize their accounting skills in order to investigate or substantiate fraudulent business activities. They can prepare and analyze
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Internal Controls

Watkins Consulting provides precise guidance for projects involving Internal Controls. Our risk management, accounting, and compliance experts will review current policies and procedures in place, compare them to applicable Federal Guidance (such as GAAP,
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Litigation Support

Watkins Consulting delivers exceptional Litigation Support services. Our experts provide valuable guidance throughout all phases of the typical claims and litigation life cycle. Watkins provides a solid project management framework, utilizing a three-phased
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Project Management

Watkins Consulting professionals have led or assisted hundreds of finance industry and government sector initiatives.  For each engagement, a team is organized with the requisite skill set and experience necessary to meet the unique
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Compliance Monitoring

Watkins Consulting provides expert opinions and evaluations on compliance policies and procedures and corrective action on regulatory matters. We provide forensic analysis of compliance programs and can develop and assist in the
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Cybersecurity Compliance

Watkins Consulting can help your firm enhance compliance monitoring and management activities in order to meet Cybersecurity and other compliance goals. With expertise in technical and procedural compliance, we can help your
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Cybersecurity Governance

Watkins Consulting can assist your organization with creating an entity-wide program of Cybersecurity Governance. We will combine expertise is the fields of regulatory compliance and risk management in order to develop a
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Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

Financial institutions know that regulators are identifying Cybersecurity risk measures as a priority for enforcement, even as more sophisticated Cyber Threats are being deployed by threat actors. These two trends are rapidly
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Internal Controls

Watkins Consulting provides precise guidance for projects involving Internal Controls. Our risk management, accounting, and compliance experts will review current policies and procedures in place, compare them to applicable Federal Guidance (such as GAAP,
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Project Management

Watkins Consulting professionals have led or assisted hundreds of finance industry and government sector initiatives.  For each engagement, a team is organized with the requisite skill set and experience necessary to meet the unique
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Regulatory Compliance

Watkins Consulting has experienced staff of industry consultants in the fields or operations, accounting, finance, and risk management. Together, our team of subject matter experts can assist clients with any manner of
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Cybersecurity Governance

Watkins Consulting can assist your organization with creating an entity-wide program of Cybersecurity Governance. We will combine expertise is the fields of regulatory compliance and risk management in order to develop a
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Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

Financial institutions know that regulators are identifying Cybersecurity risk measures as a priority for enforcement, even as more sophisticated Cyber Threats are being deployed by threat actors. These two trends are rapidly
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Internal Controls

Watkins Consulting provides precise guidance for projects involving Internal Controls. Our risk management, accounting, and compliance experts will review current policies and procedures in place, compare them to applicable Federal Guidance (such as GAAP,
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Project Management

Watkins Consulting professionals have led or assisted hundreds of finance industry and government sector initiatives.  For each engagement, a team is organized with the requisite skill set and experience necessary to meet the unique
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Risk Management

The Watkins Consulting Risk Management practice embodies a structured and disciplined approach that emphasizes the alignment of strategy, policy, process and people. These elements are combined for the purpose of evaluating and
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Results

We deliver superior, value-added results for our clients, on-time and within budget.

Projects

Responsive

We listen to our client’s needs and then devise a solution specific to their unique challenges.

News and Events

Download your free NIST CSF Excel Workbook. Watkins published an Excel-based workbook that aids the tracking of an institution’s risk management work based on NIST's  Cybersecurity Framework. This workbook can be used help firms improve their cybersecurity risk awareness and readiness.

Download your free FFEIC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool Excel Workbook. Watkins published an Excel-based workbook that automates the tracking and scoring of an institution’s maturity levels and risk profile based on the FFIEC published a Cybersecurity Assessment Tool that is designed to help financial institutions identify and evaluate their cybersecurity risk awareness and readiness.

NIST CSF Excel Workbook Available

NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity (link to NIST CSF web page).  It can be used by firms in the private sector to evaluate and help to manage risk associated with cyber crime. It not only creates a basis for a common description of cybersecurity actions but it helps to break cybersecurity into more manageable
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A Review of the FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (17 min. video)

Watkins Consulting has published a 17 minute video reviewing the FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool. This supplements FFIEC CAT Excel workbook download (available here).
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FFIEC’s Cybersecurity Assessment Tool for Cybersecurity

Watkins Consulting’ Mark Johnston participated as a presenter for a live webcast, presented by “The Knowledge Group”, discussion on what your firm needs to know in 2016 about cybersecurity preparedness and the FFIEC’s Cybersecurity Assessment Tool. Key topics include: FFIEC’s Cybersecurity Assessment Tool – An Overview Cyber Security Risk Management and Oversight Threat Intelligence and Collaboration Cyber Security Controls
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Focus

Our experienced staff is focused on providing results driven value for our clients.

About Us

We are a Washington DC based consulting firm providing services to clients throughout the US.