Seattle CPA Firm Watson McDonell Joins CLA

Lillian McDonell

Watson & McDonell of Seattle has joined CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (FY17 net revenue of $866 million).

“Building solid relationships is foundational to how we work,” says Lillian McDonell, MP of Watson McDonell. “Opportunities grow from the commitment we make to know our clients in order to help them get where they want to go. Joining CLA enables us to expand the ways we can help our clients now and into the future.”

For more than 30 years, Watson McDonell has served the Seattle area, providing audit and tax services to a broad array of small and medium-sized businesses, as well as individuals, with a focus on nonprofit organizations and affordable housing.

“We exist to create opportunities for our clients, our people and our communities,” says Paul Bailey, managing principal of CLA Seattle. “Welcoming Lillian and the experienced Watson McDonell team enables us to deepen that promise. In particular, it expands our nonprofit and low income housing industries — two key industries that we have been focused on and looking to expand throughout Puget Sound.”

The 15 former Watson McDonell team members will continue to serve clients locally and nationally from Seattle, expanding CLA’s Washington team to more than 340 professionals