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Ellen Watson


Senior Manager

Professional Overview

Ellen has over 10 years of experience in consulting and public accounting, with a focus on business valuation and litigation support services. She has performed valuations under the fair value concepts used for financial reporting purposes, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, including purchase price allocation and the analysis of goodwill impairment. Ellen’s business valuation experience includes valuing closely held corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships for estate and gift tax planning purposes, buy/sell agreements, dissenting shareholder disputes, exit/succession planning, and family law disputes. She has performed valuations in the manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, retail, real estate, business services, hospitality and tourism, restaurants, and professional services industries.

Ellen also worked as an instructor in the Finance department at the College of Charleston, teaching a variety of classes including Business Finance, Intermediate Business Finance, Fixed Income Investment Analysis, Advanced Financial Statement Analysis, and Advanced Valuation and Corporate Financial Analysis.

Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Accredited in Business Valuation
  • M.S., Finance, The University of Alabama
  • B.S., Finance, Clemson University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


Consulting & Advisory


Closely Held Business


Manufacturing & Distribution

Professional Services