James Watson


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

In his current role as Regional Managing Principal, James leads CLA's northeast region, including offices in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, 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 the CLA Board.  


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

In the community

Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA); National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Corporate Advisory Board member; Treasurer, Boy Scouts of America Troop 31