Watkins offers innovative, value-focused solutions for our clients in the disciplines of accounting, compliance, and risk management. Watkins provides expert guidance and thoughtful solutions delivered by seasoned professionals. The firm’s agile management style facilitates adaptable, scalable, and customized results. Founded in 1990, Watkins has been providing professional consulting services throughout the US to both the private and government sectors for over twenty-five years.

Our client base includes:

  • Financial Institutions
  • Law Firms
  • Banks
  • Government Entities and Federal Regulators
  • Structured Finance Entities
  • Mortgage Banking Parties

Our diverse service offerings fall into three main categories—accounting, compliance, and risk management—however our real world approach to problem solving facilities real world challenges that often do not fit into a single category.  Our diversity of talent and cross functional teams can be combined to deliver a creative, thorough, and complete solution.

Accounting

We provide financial accounting, litigation support, forensic accounting, and internal controls 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 in key service areas, project management, and consulting engagements. We use clear and concise communication in order to forge strong client relationships and are passionate about our in clients’ success.

For over two decades, Watkins has utilized its extensive expertise to provide financial and accounting solutions. We provide cost effective, scalable solutions that can be customized to meet the unique needs of each client. Our knowledgeable accounting team is well-versed in current accounting standards and experienced in providing consulting services to government entities, law firms, and private businesses.

Accounting Services

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 in key service areas, project management, and consulting engagements.
Financial Investigation

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 transactions and examine documents in order to determine the
Financial Reporting

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 our clients through the complexities of accounting regulations and
Forensic Accounting

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 financial information for use during legal proceedings. Watkins personnel are
Internal Controls

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, GASB, OMB, NIST), and define any gaps in compliance.
Litigation Support

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 approach, aligning preparatory activities  throughout the legal process. Watkins' experts
Project Management

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 challenges of the specific situation. With our strategic alliance

Compliance

We provide financial, cybersecurity governance, internal controls and regulatory compliance services.

Watkins Consulting offers experts for the review and evaluation of compliance with government and industry regulations. We analyze ongoing and/or look-back compliance in the areas of financial reporting, corporate filings, fair lending, and other laws and regulations. We provide clients with the critical skills and expertise required to establish procedures, maintain policies and implement an effective compliance program.

Watkins evaluates policies and procedures to determine compliance with current regulations. We assess deficiencies in processes, documentation, or controls that may indicate non-compliance. We provide ongoing monitoring, testing, and reporting services to ensure long-term compliance.

Compliance Monitoring

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 implementation of compliance risk management strategies. Our team has
Cybersecurity Compliance

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 firm’s leadership team establish a clear and concise Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity Governance

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 customized, comprehensive suite of policies, procedures, and controls. Our
Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

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 increasing the potential risks faced by financial institutions. Watkins
Internal Controls

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, GASB, OMB, NIST), and define any gaps in compliance.
Project Management

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 challenges of the specific situation. With our strategic alliance
Regulatory Compliance

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 regulatory compliance concerns. Watkins provides expert opinions and evaluations

Risk Management

We provide operational, cybersecurity governance, enterprise and management oversight risk management services.

Cybersecurity Governance

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 customized, comprehensive suite of policies, procedures, and controls. Our
Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

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 increasing the potential risks faced by financial institutions. Watkins
Internal Controls

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, GASB, OMB, NIST), and define any gaps in compliance.
Project Management

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 challenges of the specific situation. With our strategic alliance
Risk Management

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 managing the uncertainties and risks that may impact the

Focus on Financial Consulting Services

Watkins offers a wide variety of services focused on the financial sector.

      • Accounting Standards and Practices
      • Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering
      • Credit & Operational Risk Management
      • Internal Controls
      • FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment tool
      • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
      • Regulatory Compliance
      • Structured Finance Modeling and Evaluation
      • Commercial and Residential Mortgage Origination,
      • Servicing and Securitization Practices
      • Commercial and Residential Loan Workouts and REO Management