James Watson


Temple University B.B.A.,Finance (Accounting concentration)


James Watson joined CLA in 2006 and has been pursuing his passion of helping organizations, building teams and inspiring people to pursue career opportunitues ever since. During his time with CLA, James has had the opportunity to pursue many roles within the firm.

In his current role as Chief Practice Officer, James leads CLA's northeast region, including offices in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia (Washington DC).

In addition to creating opportunities for our clients, family members and our communities in the northeast region, James also serves on CLA's Solutions Team Advisory Board and the CLA Board of Directors.  

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In the community

Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA); PICPA Healthcare Committee; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); LeadingAge Pennsylvania; LeadingAge New Jersey; LeadingAge Maryland; Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA); Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA); Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA); Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA); Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA); Treasurer, Boy Scouts of America Troop 31