Our Firm

Our Firm

For over 30 years, Watson McDonell has been a Seattle-based, full-service CPA firm dedicated to providing superior quality service. Our professionals are licensed to practice in the State of Washington. We provide tax, accounting, and audit/review services to a broad array of small and medium-sized businesses, individuals, and nonprofit organizations.

Providing audit and tax services to nonprofit organizations is a focus of our practice. These include organizations providing housing and social services, religious services, education and community development, the arts, legal services, advocacy for justice system reform, environmental stewardship, and racial justice.

We also have significant expertise with low-income housing government programs, including low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, new markets tax credits, HUD, and USDA-RD regulations. For the low-income housing tax credit program, we prepare cost certifications, reports on carryover allocation basis, audits, tax returns and provide consulting services.

We are large enough to offer specialized expertise and small enough to value personal relationships. We tailor our engagements to meet the specific needs of each client. We are insightful enough to know you are trying to make the most impact out of limited funds, so we need to provide exceptional value for your investment.

What sets us apart and keeps our clients coming back is that we:

  • Provide a highly experienced team of CPAs (average 20 years).
  • Provide continuity of staff from year to year.
  • Involve partners and managers in every engagement from beginning to end.
  • Communicate with our clients throughout the engagement to avoid “surprises” along the way.
  • Efficiently manage all resources to provide the highest value for your investment.

Quality Control

We are very proud of our system of quality control.  An extensive internal review process is utilized to ensure that the highest standards are continually met.  We undergo a required peer review every three years.  Our most recent review, in May 2018, resulted in a Pass report. 

2018 Peer Review PDF