Ascend Financial
It's not what you earn... It's what you keep

If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you take?
iPad, cell phone, sunglasses.

If you could have a super power which one would you select?
To see into the future.

If I wasn't here I would be...
Either at my other job at the Credit Union, or at home on Pinterest.

If I had a million dollars I would...
Pay off my mortgage and my truck, go on a vacation, buy a condo in Hawaii.

My guilty pleasure is...
Young & Restless and Days of Our Lives. 

When I grow up I want to be...
Skinny, rich and beautiful.

If they made a film about you who would play your part?
Ellen Degeneres, becasue, like her, I am funny, outgoing, a great dancer, and I love to talk!! Just kidding!

What famous people would you invite to dinner?
If she were alive, Princess Diana

What would you tell someone wanting to work at Ascend Financial?
You should get a job where you can advance by sleeping with the boss, like I did, so you cannot work here!!!

 

 

IvaMiller

Iva's original home country is the Czech Republic.

She attended secondary school in Veseli nad Moravou and grammar school with general and academic education Gymnazium Marie Kuderikove Straznice with specialization economic and organization. 

Iva was previously employed with an import and export company for 9 years where she served as a director for customs centre. During this period, she gained many experiences in foreign trade, and trade within the European Union.

For her last three and a half years in the Czech republic, Iva was working as a financial accountant for a large manufacturing company. In 2011 she decided to explore new challenges and made the move to Drumheller. She began work with Ascend Financial in 2012.

With a strong desire for continuing on with her accounting education, Iva has been studying with ICS Canada, where she has already earned her Canada bookkeeping diploma in 2013.

If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you take?
Sun lotion, sun tanning lounge chair, bottle of wine.

If you could have a super power which one would you select?
Predicting.

If I wasn't here I would be...
Traveling in warm locations.

If I had a million dollars I would...
Buy a new car, travel, give portion to my kids and to my sister.

My guilty pleasure is...
Having a nap.

When I grow up I want to be...
Enjoy life as a kid.

My hero is...
My mom.

Diana Cassels settled down in Drumheller after living a rather footloose and fancy free lifestyle as an army brat (Dad was in the PPCLI). She lived in many different cities across Canada and for seven years in Germany. She started her life in Drumheller working fourteen years for CJDV Radio, which later became Q91, in the traffic and accounting department. After dabbling in several different companies such as a finance company, farm machinery plant, plastics manufacturer, a personal financial & insurance company, and as a car dealership finance officer, she landed at Ascend Financial. As you can see, she has a love of new experiences.

If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you take?
A boat, a book and a friend.

If you could have a super power which one would you select?
Read minds.

If I wasn't here I would be...
Travelling 

If I had a million dollars I would...
Set up trust funds for my family

My guilty pleasure is...
Gilmore girls 

When I grow up I want to be...
Happy

My hero is...
My husband

FloMoffat

Flo has worked in Drumheller for the last 27 years in public practice under designated accountants. She has worked at my office since 1997. Flo has extensive knowledge of the local businesses and their operations and associated accounting needs.

If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you take?
A man slave, an endless supply of amenities, and a boat with a sail.

If you could have a super power which one would you select?
Bionic powers

If I wasn't here I would be...
Stranded on that crazy island

If I had a million dollars I would...
Retire and spend it

My hero is...
My dad

My guilty pleasure is...
Spending money

If they made a film about you, who would play your part?
I am so special there is no one like me

What famous people would you invite to dinner?
Prince Charles, so I could tune him in

What would you tell someone wanting to work at Ascend Financial?
Yikes! No, I would tell them that working at Ascend is great. There are always new challenges and the people I work with are wonderful - especially the boss.

ColeenGordon

Coleen Gordon earned her designation back in 1980. During that time, Coleen gained an extensive amount of experience in public pratice. From public practice to drilling rig construction and operation to manufacturing, Coleen was Cheif Financial Officer in these industries until 1982. In addition to this, Coleen spent over 20 years as an instructor for Mount Royal College and other post secondary institutions, teaching accounting and related accounting software as well as human resources related courses. She returned to public practice in 2005. Her public accounting experience has been in personal taxation, corporate financial work, goods and service tax compliance, corporate taxation, trust work, auditing and other services in farming, retail, oilfield consulting, real estate and professional corporations. 

If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you take?
Sam Elliot, Tom Selleck and Denzel Washington

If you could have a super power which one would you select?
Teleportation

If I wasn't here I would be...
On a safari

If I had a million dollars I would...
Give half away

My guilty pleasure is....
No guilt - just pleasure!

When I grow up I want to be...
A writer

If they made a film about you who would play your part?
Susan Sarandon

What famous people would you invite to dinner?
Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meier and Abraham Lincoln