Ashley has over 11 years of combined experience in public accounting and internal audit services. Industry experience includes technology, manufacturing, aviation, oil and gas, and refining. Her experience within financial audit and internal audit has been to give assurance that financial statements are accurate and complete, and to provide an independent, risk-based assurance that operational, financial and compliance processes are operating effectively and efficiently.
Ashley received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Texas Tech University. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Texas and a Certified Internal Auditor. She has also held various leadership positions within the Institute of Internal Auditors and within corporations. Ashley started her career in public accounting at Ernst & Young, LLP in Dallas, Texas where she provided financial statement audit assurance services. After several years of public accounting, she had the opportunity to pursue internal audit services within several Fortune 500 companies. Within internal audit, she provided independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. Ashley performed and managed audits of many financial areas such as payroll, revenue, fixed assets, procurement, GL close, master data, construction audits, and integrated audits with financial and IT components. She also assessed Sarbanes Oxley frameworks, EPA compliance, and various operational areas of businesses. During this time she gained invaluable experience traveling and working in countries around the world.
Ashley is committed to advancing her professional knowledge and experience of taxation and small business accounting. This combination of knowledge and experience ensures a broad range of expertise, which can enhance financial integrity and the bottom line of any company large or small. She also attends frequent continuing education courses to enhance her skill set in emerging issues.
Alison Knotek, Accountant
Alison has ten years of experience with accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll. She works with our clients who require these services, and provides outstanding service and a high level of professionalism. Want an accounting system built from scratch? Need someone to reconcile your QuickBooks on a regular basis? Have questions about the accounting or bookkeeping process, or need to completely outsource these functions for your business? Alison is here to serve your needs.
Jolynn Tatum, Accountant
Jolynn has seven years of accounting experience working for small business owners as a full charge bookkeeping. She loves numbers, solving problems, and is passionately driven to assist business owners with their financial needs.
Kara Kelley, Consultant
Kara has been with Parkhurst Consulting since 2012. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Human Resource Management, and nine years of experience developing leadership skills with business owners. Kara’s goal is to help our clients see how the non-financial side of their practice can affect the financial side, and provide direction for improvement when necessary. She coaches dentists and doctors to set strategic goals; improve processes; write business and marketing plans; cultivate leadership skills and manage employees; establish HR systems; develop policies and procedures; and reduce inefficiency in their practices.