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Michelle Watts, CPA

Endowment Accounting Specialist
Idaho
Michelle Watts, CPA

Michelle joined Fundriver in November 2018. As an Endowment Accounting Specialist, she is responsible for helping clients with questions or issues they may come across while using the Fundriver software.

I love how each day is different from the next and provides me with the opportunity to talk to clients all over the country.

Michelle grew-up in Colorado and moved to Oregon in High School. She attended Baylor University and graduated with a joint BBA/MBA in Accounting. After earning her CPA license, she went on to work for a Big Four accounting firm in Dallas, Texas and then became an Internal Auditor at an airline. Michelle took time to raise her children, and then returned to work at a SAAS company as a QA Analyst and then became a Product Owner for a development team in Boise, Idaho. She then left to work for the State of Idaho as the Fiscal Officer for the Endowment Fund Investment Board, which had over $2b in assets. Michelle was responsible for monthly financial statements, quarterly Board presentations and the point person for the annual audit. She also was an Adjunct Professor teaching Accounting at Boise State University.

Michelle lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband and two daughters. Her favorites include cheering for Baylor Athletics and traveling. She has taken her girls to Asia, Europe, and across the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. She also loves being outside hiking, SUPing, walking, Nordic skiing, and enjoying the outdoors.

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