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Friday, July 19, 2024
Bill Watts
William Watts
Crowe LLP
National Consumer Markets leader


Bill leads Crowe's firm-wide Consumer Markets group, covering audit, tax, consulting, and advisory services for the firm. He specializes in the market segments of consumer branded products, retail, packaged food, and beverages. He assists organizations with leading-edge expertise and insights to manage change, navigate complexity, and unlock value for thriving in an ever-changing world. Watts has spoken at several national and international conferences on consumer markets, as well as published articles and thought leadership papers.

He has worked with businesses of all sizes, from Fortune 500 to middle-market companies and private equity groups. Watts focuses his expertise in the areas of accounting and financial reporting, cybersecurity, merger and acquisitions, and business process outsourcing. He also leads Crowe's Consulting Accounting Advisory practice, and previously served as the firm’s Retail Leader and Partner in Charge of the National Internal Audit practice. Additionally, he has held leadership roles in enterprise risk management, corporate governance, and process optimization. Prior to Crowe, Watts held leadership positions in business risk services and retail at EY, Emerson Electric, and Deloitte.

Areas of expertise

Audit, tax, consulting, and advisory services, Consumer branded products, retail, packaged food, and beverages.

Group Overview

Specialized services backed by decades of food & commodities expertise
The food and commodities (F&C) industry is a volatile, complicated, and competitive world, requiring you to juggle many challenges:

Adjusting to price fluctuations and seasonal workflow

Maintaining food safety and security

Implementing new technologies

Guarding against fraud and cybersecurity threats

Complying with government regulations and understanding complex tax issues

Adapting to an increasingly global marketplace

From farm to table, the Crowe F&C team can help you meet these challenges with years of experience and industry specialization.


A trusted resource for retail dealers
Retail dealerships require a nuanced understanding of the industry from their professional services provider. Our industry specialists provide more than 1,100 retail dealer clients, including some of the most successful dealerships in the U.S., with the specialized audit, tax, advisory, and consulting services they require.

Firm Overview

Crowe LLP is a public accounting, consulting and technology firm with offices around the world. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities. The firm and its subsidiaries also help clients make smart decisions that lead to lasting value with its tax, advisory and consulting services.

Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the best places to work in the U.S. As an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, Crowe serves clients worldwide. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.