Fred Watkin has worked with several clients over the years. Articling with in 1999 with a firm in Nanaimo BC, he "cut his teeth" on client engagements such as medium-sized government entities. Following an upward move to Toronto in 2001, audit engagements included large manufacturers, steel distribution, construction, government and other manufacturers and not-for-profit organizations.
He graduated from Nipissing University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Following graduation he worked in Japan as a web design consultant before returning to Canada to complete the accounting designation requirements. In 2008 he founded Watkin & Associates and his portfolio of clients represent a number of industries in communities across Canada.
Growing up in First Nations communities in Saskatchewan, Fred gained a unique insight into the needs of First Nations businesses, and has worked in a consulting role for the development of health care and other case studies for First Nations business proposals in Canada.