Professional Designations and Licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Tennessee and Mississippi

Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA),Tennessee Society of CPAs (TSCPA)

Education: University of Southern Mississippi - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting

Contact: kgondan [at] wucpas [dot] com or vCard

Karen’s Personal Mission Statement:

“I believe that the key to relationships, both professional and personal, is to know that people will never forget how you made them feel.  I want my clients to feel that they and their organizations  are important to me and feel confident in the excellent quality of the services and advice that I provide to them.” 

Karen joined Watkins Uiberall in June 2020 and brings her 30+ years of experience to our audit management team. She is an enthusiastic leader with strong technical skills in financial reporting, auditing, and regulatory compliance. She focuses on our governmental, not-for-profit and employee benefit plan clients, and has been fortunate to serve clients in other industries as well.  She holds the AICPA Advanced Single Audit Certificate – a designation awarded by the AICPA for those who have demonstrated a deep knowledge of Uniform Guidance and adherence to the latest standards for audit quality. 

Karen enjoys meeting personally with her clients and assisting them in the application of complex accounting issues and implementation of the new and ever-changing financial accounting standards.

One of most rewarding aspects of her career has been the development of young professionals.  She brings this passion to the firm and plays an active role in our mentoring and training programs.

Karen is married and has two grown daughters who, along with their families, she still dotes on.  She loves animals and has a particular infinity for dogs (she has two) and giraffes.  During football season, she spends her free time cheering for her favorite teams at both the collegiate and professional levels. In the spring and summer, you can find her at the Memphis Zoo visiting the giraffes and other residents of the Zoo.