COVID-19 Update: Beaird Harris has shifted a significant number of our team members to work remotely.
We continue to serve and care for our clients, just as we always have, and are available by phone, video or email.

Beaird Harris is closed on Thursday, February 24th due to inclement weather. 
During this time our team will be fully available via phone or email should you need assistance. 

Beaird Harris will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd (at noon) through Friday, November 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 
We’ll reopen on Monday, November 28th at 8:30am. 

Beaird Harris will be closed Friday, December 2nd for our annual Christmas celebration. We will reopen on Monday, December 5th at 8:30am. 

Justin Watson

Partner
CFP®, CPA, PFS

Justin Watson, CFP®, CPA, PFS

Partner

Justin provides tax, accounting, business consulting and business advisory solutions to entrepreneurs and businesses with a particular emphasis in working with professional services companies and the medical, dental, and healthcare industries. His collaborative nature and deep understanding of complex tax and accounting issues allow him to navigate his client’s tax situations and speak to them about taxes and related planning strategies in ways they can understand.

Justin’s clients appreciate his ability to see their entire financial picture and his long-term, forward-thinking approach. He serves a broad spectrum of clients, including those with complex individual, corporate, partnership and state income tax situations. He provides leadership in tax planning, consulting, and specializes in working with clients that have multiple entities and filing requirements.

Justin is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, which focuses on developing and executing the firm’s strategic plan. He is a key player on the firm’s leadership team and is charged with helping maintain firm culture, creating opportunities for business development, and improving the client experience.

Justin also sits on the University of Texas at Dallas undergraduate accounting board. The goal of this board is to drive the school’s curriculum to produce accounting students that are ready for real-world experiences. Justin also serves as the head mentor of our mentorship program by mentoring those who serve as mentors to many of Beaird Harris’ young professionals.

Justin earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma. He later received his CPA license in 2008 and CFP® certification in 2011.

Outside the office, Justin plays the ever-important role of dad. With three children, he is very involved in the kid’s school and sports activities. Justin is also an avid fan of the University of Oklahoma. He follows their football team in the fall and basketball team in the spring. Justin also enjoys traveling and being outside.

Biography

Justin provides tax, accounting, business consulting and business advisory solutions to entrepreneurs and businesses with a particular emphasis in working with professional services companies and the medical, dental, and healthcare industries. His collaborative nature and deep understanding of complex tax and accounting issues allow him to navigate his client’s tax situations and speak to them about taxes and related planning strategies in ways they can understand.

Justin’s clients appreciate his ability to see their entire financial picture and his long-term, forward-thinking approach. He serves a broad spectrum of clients, including those with complex individual, corporate, partnership and state income tax situations. He provides leadership in tax planning, consulting, and specializes in working with clients that have multiple entities and filing requirements.

Justin is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, which focuses on developing and executing the firm’s strategic plan. He is a key player on the firm’s leadership team and is charged with helping maintain firm culture, creating opportunities for business development, and improving the client experience.

Justin also sits on the University of Texas at Dallas undergraduate accounting board. The goal of this board is to drive the school’s curriculum to produce accounting students that are ready for real-world experiences. Justin also serves as the head mentor of our mentorship program by mentoring those who serve as mentors to many of Beaird Harris’ young professionals.

Justin earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma. He later received his CPA license in 2008 and CFP® certification in 2011.

Outside the office, Justin plays the ever-important role of dad. With three children, he is very involved in the kid’s school and sports activities. Justin is also an avid fan of the University of Oklahoma. He follows their football team in the fall and basketball team in the spring. Justin also enjoys traveling and being outside.

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Education

B.A., University of Oklahoma

Certifications / Licenses

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)

Involvement

Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA)
TSCPA, Young & Emerging Professionals Committee
Dallas CPA Society (DSCPA)
DSCPA, Leadership Team
Undergraduate Advisory Council at UT Dallas

Recognition

Rising Star Award, Texas Society of CPAs
Outstanding Committee Chairman, Dallas CPA Society
Leadership Development Academy, Dallas CPA Society

Years at Beaird Harris

15 Years

Prior Experience

N/A

Born & Raised

Wichita Falls, TX

Family

Justin and his wife, Bailey, have three children: Owen, Jack and Tinsley.

Favorite

Sport: OU Football

Fun Fact

Started college as an Aerospace Engineering Major.

Favorite Quote

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
– Albert Einstein