Adam W. Watson, CPA, MBA

Adam is BBD's co-managing partner and leads BBD's Not-For-Profit Group.  He has dedicated his entire 25-year career to serving the unique accounting, audit and tax needs of not-for-profit organizations.

Adam's superior client service as well as his significant expertise have been instrumental in aiding the continual expansion of BBD's Not-For-Profit Group during his nearly 20-year tenure with the firm.

As an industry expert, Adam has extensive experience with and a deep understanding of the accounting, audit and tax needs of organizations in every niche in the not-for-profit sector, including:

  • Social services organizations
  • Educational organizations, such as independent schools and literacy-driven organizations
  • Cultural organizations, such as museums
  • Private foundations
  • Professional and trade associations
  • Religious Institutions, such as churches, dioceses and sponsored works of religious orders 

Adam regularly presents seminars to clients and other members of the not-for-profit community on the implications of accounting, auditing and tax pronouncements and other developments affecting not-for-profit organizations.

Adam is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.


  • University of Maryland- Master of Business Administration
  • Ursinus College- Bachelor of Science


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement

  • Benchmark School- Board of Trustees, Audit Committee Chair, Executive Committee