WHO WE ARE

B. Watson & Company, founded by Barren L. Watson, CPA in 2002, is an accounting, tax and business advisory firm based in Atlanta, GA.  The firm provides services to high net worth individuals and closely held businesses in a variety of industries including: real estate, healthcare, transportation, professional services, construction, nonprofit and religious organizations, and technology, entertainment and retail services.

 

B. Watson & Company is committed to providing the highest quality of service to all our clients.  Our goal is also to help our individual clients to achieve their personal goals and to assist closely held businesses in the growth and development of their company.

BARREN L. WATSON, CPA - Principal
AYANA A. BISHOP, CPA - Manager
KIERA A. WATSON - Staff Accountant

Barren “Barry”, founder of B. Watson & Company, has been providing tax, accounting and advisory services for over 25 years in the following industries: healthcare, financial services, real estate, construction, transportation, nonprofit, technology and entertainment.  He oversees the firm’s client development, tax compliance and overall management.

 

Prior to establishing B. Watson & Company, Barry served as a Senior Audit Manager with a medium sized Atlanta based firm.

 

Barry is a trusted advisor to his clients. Barry serves as the CFO for many of his small business clients, since many of these clients are not large enough to justify such a position on a full time basis.

 

A native Virginia, Barry is a graduate of Hampton University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. 

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA).  He is licensed in GA and VA. In addition to the business affiliates, Barry serves on multiple civic and community boards focusing on youth development.

Ayana joined B. Watson & Company in 2008.  She manages the firm’s Assurance and Accounting Department, as well as provides tax preparation and general accounting services to clients.

 

Ayana has over 15 years experience in the accounting profession.  Her years of experience include providing assurance, accounting, tax and financial services to small to medium sized businesses.  She has worked with clients of various industries including retail, professional services, healthcare, real estate, construction, nonprofit and entertainment.

 

Prior to joining B. Watson & company, Ayana was an Audit Supervisor at a large accounting firm based in Atlanta. 

There she supervised staff in the planning and performance of financial statement engagements for clients of varying sizes and industries.  She also provided general accounting and tax preparation services.

 

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Ayana is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Georgia Society of Certified of Public Accountants (GSCPA).

Kiera is a recent graduate of Hampton University with a degree in Accounting.  She will primarily work in the assurance and accounting department.  She has interned with the firm the past two summers, assisting with tax preparation and general accounting services.

 

Kiera is a member of the National Association of Black Accountants, and the Greer Dawson Wilson Leadership Program, and former member of the Student Government Association of Hampton University.

 

Kiera was raised in Stone Mountain, and currently resides there.  She enjoys listening to and creating music.