Katherine G. Watts CPA, CHC

Managing Partner of Healthcare

Everything we do centers on helping our clients achieve their mission and thrive financially in the midst of the healthcare storm. With so many changes happening, that includes collaborating to develop integration strategies, designing fair compensation formulas, helping clients take steps to improve quality, providing financial modeling, meeting needs for compliance and risk management, advising clients through consolidations, or offering counsel to achieve culture change.


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Kathy’s focus is financial consulting and strategy for physicians and their medical practices. She has collaborated with hundreds of physicians and practice administrators to achieve both personal and business goals ranging from startups to succession plans.

Her healthcare practice strategy experience is grounded in integration strategies, mergers and acquisitions, compensation design, financial modeling, compliance and risk management needs, ownership transfers and consolidation advice.

Kathy’s accounting background includes assurance, tax and consulting services, outsourced accounting and CFO services, benchmarking, bank negotiations, strategic planning and decision support.

Kathy is the managing partner of HORNE’s healthcare practice. She was recently named to the 2018 Most Powerful Women in Accounting list by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and CPA Practice Advisor.

The Most Powerful Women awards honor 25 women nationally who are having an impact on the accounting profession as a whole and in particular, on the lives of small practitioners.

Kathy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Alabama and is licensed to practice public accounting in Tennessee and Mississippi.

Affiliations &

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Member of Council)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
    (Women’s Initiative Committee)
  • Medical Group Management Association
  • National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants
  • Health Care Advisors Association
  • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
    (Chair, Board Member, Treasurer, Member of Council)