Let's Talk

Let's Talk.

Looking for our offices? View locations.

Shauna Watson

Managing Director, Head of IPO Readiness
Connect on Linkedin Connect via Email
Shauna Watson

Shauna, CPA, is a Managing Director and the Head of Accordion’s IPO Readiness Practice, with nearly three decades of experience spanning a variety of sectors including consulting, energy & aerospace, and defense. She is a subject matter expert in US GAAP, IFRS, SOX, and SEC Regulations. Shauna has helped companies implement new accounting standards like leases and revenue recognition, and has also worked on complicated deal and accounting structures often seen in M&A, carve-outs, IPOs, and GAAP conversions.

At RGP, a global consulting company, she led the technical accounting practice and developed end-to-end solutions for revenue recognition and lease accounting compliance, achieving triple digit year-over-year growth. She was a recognized and frequent presenter on technical accounting matters.

As Corporate Director of Technical Accounting and Policy at Northrop Grumman, a Fortune 100 Aerospace & Defense company, she evaluated and concluded on complex business transactions, drafted comment letters for submission to the SEC, FASB, IASB, and PCAOB, and led the ongoing IFRS implementation efforts. From that she transitioned into the Corporate Director of FP&A role, responsible for monthly planning and analysis, what-if scenarios for potential executive actions, the long range strategic plan, and reporting to the Board of Directors.

During her 11 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she was a Senior Manager in Audit and Advisory Services, and spent several years in PwC’s Global Capital Markets Group in Germany. There she consulted on US GAAP and SEC regulations for capital raising and M&A activities.

Shauna graduated with the highest honors from Montana State University with a B.S. in Accounting, received her M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” – Walt Disney

Something You Should Know

  • Grew up on an 800-acre farm in a small Montanan town
  • Loves to ski black diamonds
  • Lived in Germany and survived despite having a beer allergy


  • Frequent speaker on all technical accounting matters
  • PwC Chairman’s Award recipient for coaching