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Susan watson

This company was founded by a vivacious, self-confident, kind, gentle, and beautiful woman:
Susan Watson.

She lived as a Navy wife and mom for years until her family settled in Glenville, NY. After years of working as a paralegal and later as a tax accountant at C. L. Marvin & Company, P.C., she opened her own firm in downtown Schenectady called Susan M. Watson, CPA. As the sole proprietor of an accounting firm in this male dominated field, Susan was a force to be reckoned with. She brought an astute eye for the tax law and also a compassionate and uplifting attitude to her business. Clients came through the door overwhelmed by a problem or circumstance but left confident that they had found the help needed for the task at hand.

Early on in the years of business, Susan invited her daughter, Heather Peterson, to manage the office as the administrative assistant. Together, mother and daughter served clients with humor and professionalism in the areas of personal income tax, estates, trusts, and elder care finances.

Susan was an incredible leader to her staff and role model to her daughter Heather. When Heather earned her CPA license in 2009, the firm evolved into Watson, Peterson & Company. Heather became the managing partner of the firm in 2015 and continues the tradition Susan set of serving clients like no other. That is why: we are not your father’s CPA firm.




Watson, Peterson & Company CPAs, PLLC : : 158 LaFayette Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 : : Ph: (518) 372-9518 : : Fx: (518) 372-9590