Liv (Apneseth) Watson

Director of Strategic Customer Initiatives @ Workiva

Liv A. Watson is a Senior Director of Strategic Customer Initiatives at Workiva Inc. (NYSE:WK). Watson currently serves as Chair of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Technology Trends Subcommittee, member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Sustainability Committee, member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Technology consortium, and an active member of the XBRL International Funding Task Force.
Watson authored one of the IMA’s most successful CPE courses, Accounting System Technology for the 21st Century. She has published numerous articles for international publications and journals, including Harvard Business Review and Strategic Finance. She has also written a monthly column on financial and business reporting trends for CPA2Biz.com. Watson is the co-author and contributing author to several books, including XBRL for Dummies as well as Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook published by Wiley. She is also a contributing author of the Harvard Business School’s first e-books titled, The Landscape of Integrated Reporting, and Effective Auditing for Corporations published by Bloomsbury.

She served as an Advisory Board Member to the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Albany. Watson has served as Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Disclosure and Governance. Watson has been interviewed for a range of business periodicals on the topic of a more efficient business reporting supply chain, including; The Washington Post, Financial Times, Business Week, InformationWeek Wall Street & Technology, and CFO Magazine.