Ms. McDonald is a Director in the firm’s Government Contracting Services Group. She rejoined Watkins Meegan in 2003 after serving in management roles for a publicly traded life sciences software company. Her focus is providing business advisory services, such as assistance with SEC reporting, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and initial public offering support. Ms. McDonald also manages attest engagements for government contracting clients along with 401(k) and employee stock ownership plans.
Ms. McDonald has assisted a variety of companies by providing long-term accounting and financial reporting support. Most recently, she assisted a large government contracting firm with managing their accounting department and facilitating their annual audit. Ms. McDonald has also gained invaluable experience assisting large publicly traded companies with their financial restatement process. In addition to large company consulting services, Ms. McDonald supports start-up companies with daily accounting issues, revenue recognition, and accounting for complex equity transactions.
Ms. McDonald began her career at the firm as a staff accountant more than 15 years ago. During her initial tenure, she supervised audit and review engagements, performed business advisory services, and prepared corporate, estate, and individual tax returns for government contractors and technology clients.
In 1999, Ms. McDonald pursued a Controller position at a life sciences software company where she built a finance team and supervised the company’s daily activities. She played a key role in the company’s initial public offering, facilitated SEC filings, and managed the accounting and investment functions. During this time, she gained significant experience with software revenue recognition, equity accounting, and assisting with mergers and acquisitions. After the company was acquired, Ms. McDonald returned to Watkins Meegan with her firsthand industry knowledge.