Karen Watkins of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (Finalist: Public Sector CFO) by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 10/23/2017 12:00 am “Dark ages” accounting was only one of the problems Karen Watkins had to confront after joining the state Department of Veterans Affairs. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.