Ashley studied accounting throughout her undergraduate and graduate career. Her first job after school was as an auditor in public accounting. Ashley’s biggest takeaway from her time as an auditor was the importance of teamwork on the road to success. Now, she’s able to transfer her experiences and skills to her current position at Exact Sciences—and enjoys being a useful resource for her team.
Ashley begins her day by first greeting her team members and then gathering for a team meeting to prioritize the day’s tasks. Depending on what time of the month it is, Ashley and her team could be processing payroll, preparing month-end reconciliations, or working on various internal and external financial statements.
“Our team just completed our 10-K, which was a huge undertaking. It takes a lot of time and effort to close the books for the year, to write the 10-K, and to coordinate with our attorneys and auditors. It was a great accomplishment to get it done.”
“During the busy times of the year, our team likes to get out of the office for lunch if we’re working late at night. One of our favorite spots to go is our local coffee shop—it helps break up the day and gives us a little extra push to finish strong.”