Five questions with…Ashley Dodson, CPA

Get to know Ashley Dodson, CPA, whose favorite thing about WK is the people she gets to work with and work for.


Ashley at Disney World

1. What is your role at WK?

I am currently a Staff Auditor with WK, and I specialize in helping our governmental and not-for-profit clients, and also employee benefit plans. I’ve had the opportunity to help most of our governmental clients tackle a recent and significant accounting standard update (GASB 68), and have also helped multiple clients navigate their first audit with WK.

2. What has been your favorite vacation?

So far my favorite vacation has been my honeymoon to Disney World! I squealed like a five-year-old every time a princess walked by, and the food was absolutely amazing! I also wore my Minnie Mouse ears every day, and we received special “newlywed” buttons that my husband and I wore. We constantly received “Congratulations!” from the cast members. It was truly the most magical place on Earth.

3. What is the best piece of life advice you ever received?

My dad has always told me “You can do anything short-term.” We all deal with struggles in our lives, whether personally or professionally; but those struggles when viewed from 30,000 feet are only short-term obstacles that we face in order to really reach our end goal. I use that quote in similar fashion as “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

4. Why did you choose to become a part of WK?

I chose to become a part of WK because of the company’s involvement in its surrounding communities, and the caliber of the individuals that work here. Not only does everyone here serve our clients well, but they are also selflessly involved in organizations around town, and are genuinely great people to work with, and work for.

5. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you do?

If I could travel anywhere in the world, it would be to Rome, Italy. I’ve always been fascinated by ancient Roman culture, and I studied the Latin language in college. I even named my dog Brutus, just so I could use the phrase “Et tu, Brute?”

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Posted 11-2-2016 | Topics: News,