Change of Course
Shift in career focus benefits UCM alum, WK
Having served a pair of tax internships for a large regional firm as a student at the University of Central Missouri, the career path for Ashley Ackfeld, CPA seemed relatively clear.
As her time at UCM came to a close, however, she wondered about other options that might exist.
“At some point I realized that a career in tax wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, so I began to think about shifting my focus to audit,” says Ashley, who joined WK in 2013. “I thought I was probably locked in to a career in tax based on my experience, but I was fortunate to find an audit opportunity with WK.”
Ashley excelled from the start in her new career track and has quickly advanced to an Audit Senior II position. She works with the firm’s financial institutions, agribusiness and public employee retirement plan clients, serving as an in-charge auditor for many of those engagements.