Helping you deliver on your mission
Ashley Dodson, CPA is a Columbia, Missouri accounting firm focused on empowering and enhancing nonprofit organizations. Traditionally, technology and nonprofits have existed in separate worlds. However, we believe that technology is a catalyst that can propel nonprofit organizations into generating quantifiable change in their communities, and inspire others to do the same. We are passionate about our clients’ impact, and are invested in powering their success.
Our niche and specialty accounting services allow us to facilitate change and innovation within purpose-driven organizations. We help nonprofits stay financially stable, informed, and compliant with regulatory standards, so you can take advantage of opportunities, ride out lean times, and prepare for what’s next.
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Ashley Dodson, CPA
Located in Columbia, Missouri, Ashley graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri School of Accountancy, and previously worked for regional and local CPA firms before breaking off on her own. She specializes in nonprofit and governmental accounting, and is currently the Assistant Professor of Accountancy at Westminster College.
Ashley’s husband, Tanner, graduated cum laude from the Central Methodist University School of Graduate and Extended Studies. A pioneer in online mortgage marketing, Tanner is the Lead Generation Account Manager at Mortgage Research Center. Driven by a mission to enhance the lives of those around him, Tanner is widely known for his search engine optimization, marketing technology, and paid advertising experience, working with such websites as Realtor.com, Homes.com, Movoto.com, VAloans.com, USDAloans.com, FHAloans.com, and Eligibility.org.
Leveraging his experience in digital marketing, Tanner expands the firm’s offerings to include website design, search marketing, paid advertising, and donor management solutions, helping nonprofit organizations grow and attract new donation sources.
A Passion for NonProfit Organizations
You’ve devoted your career and your life to your nonprofit organization, and want to see it grow and succeed. You’re helping solve problems and make the world a better place.
We’ve devoted our career to helping you. Our specialty and niche accounting makes us better able to help you with your struggles and aspirations, and to help reach your goals.
We believe that as your accountant, we have a unique opportunity to build a relationship with you and your nonprofit organization, and be your trusted adviser year-round. We don’t just want to see you at year-end; we want to help you through the year’s highs and lows.
Ready to learn more? We'd love to sit down with you over coffee or lunch to talk about your nonprofit organizations needs and how we can serve you.
Featured NonProfit Articles
In the past few years, the Financial Accounting Standards Board released several new standards that affect nonprofit entities. A few of them are large and in-charge, and effective for fiscal year-ends in 2018 and 2019. Here we’ll discuss briefly the first standard that’s come due, ASU 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. This […]
Authenticity and transparency are two values that we want to strive to exhibit in all that we do. We believe posting our goals so that our friends and clients can see them, and keep us accountable to them, is one way to stick to those values.
Giving Tuesday is one of the best days of the year because it allows us to show our support for the causes and organizations we care about. Non-profit organizations work tirelessly year-round to fill the gaps and provide people (and animals!) with the support and love they need. Humanity’s best manifests itself in these organizations, […]
Get to know Ashley Dodson, CPA, whose favorite thing about being a CPA is the nonprofit organizations she gets to work with. 1. What is your role? I am the owner of Ashley Dodson, CPA, and I specialize in helping nonprofit and governmental clients. Throughout my years in public accounting I have been able to […]
Better late than never, right? The podcast assigned for week 2’s discussion post was Thriveal Podcast episode # 83, “Accountants are Heroes ft. Jacob Soll”. I assigned this cast because 1) Who really knows how accounting began?, and 2) I believe it’s important for students to know that what we do as accountants matters more than just being […]
This Fall semester I am teaching a class of Intermediate Accounting, and as part of the weekly assignments students are required to listen to a podcast or read articles and then post a discussion relating to questions I’ve posed. I’ve realized this is also a good opportunity to share the awesome podcasts I’ve been listening […]