The Drive To Succeed
Former UCM student-athlete finds career fit at WK
Jason Vann, CPA leveraged his talent on the golf course to earn an athletic scholarship at the University of Central Missouri. Year-round commitments to his sport, however, made pursuit of a traditional accounting internship difficult.
“As I sought full-time employment, I felt somewhat behind my peers because I lacked internship experience,” says Jason, who earned a master’s degree in accountancy from UCM in 2014. “WK was genuinely interested in me and my career goals, not just experience I gained during an internship. That truly stood out to me and made the firm an appealing option.”
Jason, who is from Fulton, currently serves as a Tax Staff II associate. He joined the firm in January 2015, just in time for busy season. Since then, Jason has worked on a variety of tax projects, including business, individual, and fiduciary tax return preparation, while also providing QuickBooks consulting services. He believes his experience will serve as a solid foundation on which to build the rest of his career.