Location - Memphis, TN
Professional Designations and Licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Tennessee
Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Tennessee Society of CPAs (TSCPA) (State Political Sub-Committee), BKR International (Past Chairman of the Board, Americas Region, Past Member, Board of Directors) Sports Supply Group, Inc. (Board of Directors, Chairman of the Audit Committee , Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee), Nashoba Bank (Sold to Trustmark Bank 2001, Founder, Director and Vice-Chairman), Tennessee Board of Regents (July 1996 – June 2008, Regent, Chairman of the Audit Committee), University of Memphis Board of Visitors (Member), Germantown Performing Arts Centre (Board of Directors), Economic Club of Memphis, Christ United Methodist Church (Past Chairman of the Board), Boy Scouts of America (Past Member, Board of Directors, Chickasaw Council), Shelby County Republican Party (Past Chairman), Memphis State University National Alumni Association (Past President), Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (Legislative Committee, West Tennessee Chapter)
Honors and Awards: Honored by the University of Memphis by naming of auditorium in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics (2008), Outstanding Alumnus University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics (2003), Outstanding Young Man in America (1977), Who’s Who in the South and Southwest (1979 - 1980), Who’s Who in Politics (1979 - 1980)
Education: University of Memphis College of Business – Bachelor of Business Administration, Accountancy, cum laude (1967)
Contact: wwatkins [at] wucpas [dot] com or vCard
Bill’s Personal Mission Statement
“It was our dream when we founded this firm to stand out from the competition and become the firm of choice. Over the years, our team of professionals has grown significantly, and without the addition of their integrity and combined talent Watkins Uiberall would not be the firm it is today. We have made excellent choices building our team, and because of that fact we know each of our clients is receiving the highest quality service available.”
Bill began his career in public accounting with a large local firm. He then served as controller for the sixth largest industrial security firm in the United States. Bill also served as the divisional controller for a subsidiary of the security firm. He transitioned back into public accounting when the opportunity to start the public accounting firm of Watkins and Watkins arose in 1971 eventually becoming what is now known as Watkins Uiberall, PLLC.
Bill is a Missouri native and currently resides in Germantown, Tennessee with his wife, Jeanette. When away from the office, he and Jeanette enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren, relaxing at their lake home and boating.