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​           Background



For years, Barbara D. Watkins, CPA has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to individuals and businesses.

Barbara Watkins is a local C.P.A. who has been in practice for over 30 years. She grew up in the Chicago area and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Accounting and Finance. Accounting was not a popular degree for women back then. In fact, when she started her career in Chicago, she was the first woman ever hired by a well-established CPA firm.

In 1982 while vacationing in Florida, she walked in off the street and was hired by the largest CPA firm in Orlando. She worked for that firm until 1990 before she went out on her own.

Barbara specializes in both Business and Individual taxes and Small Business Startups. Her mission is to find deductions and tax credits that others have missed. Thus she is called “The Diva of Deductions”.


She is also Certified Advisor and trainer for both QuickBooks and Peachtree (Sage)software.

Barbara gives back to her community by sitting on the board of many charities and civic organizations. She also on the Board of Trustee’s for the City of Winter Springs. She also won the 2012 Wealth Manager Award.


Our Mission


Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Barbara D. Watkins, CPA is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Central Florida's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in Central Florida. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Barbara D. Watkins, CPA receive competent and timely advice.  (407) 365-9831​

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