Carol Norman


Carol is a local girl who has lived in the area all of her life. She has worked in my office since 1999 and has gained detailed knowledge of accounting, software and taxation both corporate and personal. In addition, Carol does have extensive knowledge of local businesses and their operations and associated accounting needs. 

If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you take?
Water, survival gear, and lots of books.

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

If I wasn't here I would be...
Living in a house overlooking the ocean.

If I had a million dollars I would...
Buy some land.

My guilty pleasure is...
To curl up in a quiet corner and read a book. 

When I grow up I want to be...
A singer - one who can actually sing.

My hero is...
My father.

If they made a film about you who would play your part?
Julia Roberts

What famous people would you invite to dinner?
I wouldn't. I would be too stressed out to enjoy it. 

What would you tell someone wanting to work at Ascend Financial?
That it is a wonderful place to work. The staff is friendly and helpful and the boss is great.

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Trevor Gough, Bcomm, CPA, CGA

Trevor Gough was born and raised in Drumheller. His post secondary education started at Mount Royal College where he completed his Business Administration diploma. Upon completion of this he immediately entered the Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Calgary majoring in accounting. In 1994 he completed his degree. This education laid the foundation necessary to enter into and complete the Certified General Accountants program while working in public practice. Trevor has extensive experience in the personal and corporate field.

He has worked exclusively in public practice since obtaining his designation. During that time his work experience has been with farms and their associated programs, oilfield consulting, not-for-profit organizations, retail organizations, real estate, professional corporations, restaurants, trust work and other services. Consequently, he has spent considerable time dealing with personal taxation, goods and service tax compliance, personal and corporate financial statements and their associated tax requirements. He spent part of his earlier years working for an associated Chartered Accountant's firm Smith CaGeorge, handling corporate client files and doing audit work in Calgary. 

If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you take?
My speedos, my fishing pole, and my cell phone.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

If they made a film about you, who would play your part?
Adam Sandler, that guy is hilarious.

What famous people would you invite to dinner?
Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates

If you had a super power, which one would you select?

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