Location: Reston, VA
Credentials: CPA, CVA
Practice areas: Tax and valuations
“We work in a team environment here, so every client works with a partner, a project manager and either a senior associate or an associate,” says Mark Watts. “This is great because if someone is out of the office, [clients have] two other people who are familiar with their specific needs.” Watts’ work is inspired by one of his accounting professors at university, Donald Winslow. “He provided me with the guidance I needed to become an accountant,” says Watts. “I will never forget the impact he made on my life and how he inspired me to work in this profession.”
QUICK TIP: “Humans give money too much power. If you think about it, it’s just a dollar bill.”
“We first became a customer of CST Group in 2007, when my lawyer recommended them. I had decided to interview several accounting firms to see which one would be the right fit for my business. I often say that I’m not a small business — I’m a tiny business — so it was even more important for me to find the right firm. Despite the size of my business, Mark, a partner at the firm, sat down with me to personally go over the needs of my company. I immediately saw and appreciated his honesty, integrity and valuable advice. Whenever I’ve hit a wall and need somebody who has resources, I can send an email to Mark — whether we’re looking to change banks or considering different life insurance policies — and he’s helped us every time.” – Bobbie Pontzer, Owner, Betty Jane’s Sweet Delights, Inc.