Cody Asche Begins Work for Regent Tom Dugger

In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. Thanks, Benjamin Franklin. Eleven months until the next tax day. You have plenty of time to wait until the last minute.

All joking aside, Certified Public Accountants work countless hours, especially in the spring, preparing tax returns, bookkeeping, and helping businesses and individuals plan and reach their financial goals.

Cody Asche, a recent Northern Oklahoma College graduate, has begun a part-time job with Dugger & Co. CPA PC in Stillwater, Okla.

“I have been given the opportunity to do everything that is typically done in the firm. I will be a tax preparer, working closely with Mr. Dugger, the only CPA in the office. So far, I have been trained to do bookkeeping, and I have already completed a tax return for a client,” Asche said.

Tom Dugger, the president, is also serving on the Board of Regents at Northern Oklahoma College.

“Established in 1986, the CPA firm practices tax and financial accounting for all types of entities except governmental accounting. The firm has mostly central Oklahoma clients, but has provided accounting assistance to clients in China and South Korea,” Dugger said.

Asche was introduced to Dugger at the Presidents Leadership Council and Regent luncheon his freshman year.

“Regent Dugger’s firm does not post internships or even have a website. I asked him if he would be interested in taking me on as an intern after graduation,” Asche said.

Accounting is very challenging. No two days are seldom the same, so you constantly have to continue to learn and adapt to new situations. Accountants are required to use a great deal of professional judgment to make appropriate decisions. Held to a high standard, many outside entities review their work to help ensure reliability.

“Cody’s resume reflects positive achievement and I personally observed him be involved in several NOC PLC events. His attitude and desire are most positive characteristics,” Dugger said.

Accountants tend to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. Accounting information is very time sensitive and needs to be processed in a timely fashion. Most of the work requires individuals to work as a team.

 “I am hoping to gain on-the-job training in the areas of accounting and tax preparation through this internship. So far, I believe I will get exactly what I need,” Asche said.

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