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About Ascension CPA

Ascension CPA is an Oklahoma City-based CPA firm specializing 
in tax return preparation, payroll, business planning & full service CPA solutions.

About Us 

Ascension CPA and Consultants is a full-service CPA firm located in Oklahoma City. Founded by Jamie Ward, CPA, and Cassidi Heltcel, CPA. Together, we bring our decades of accounting and banking experience to help businesses succeed. At Ascension, we work to ensure that our clients can focus on what they’re passionate about rather than worrying about their accounting issues.


We strive to develop a relationship with each client that goes beyond simply preparing their tax return once each year. We feel it’s important to maintain an ongoing discussion throughout the year about to not just maintain, but improve the finances of the business. Consulting with clients and providing them the information that will not just help prepare them for their tax returns, but improve their day-to-day operations.


"As a small business owner, being able to hand over the day-to-day accounting responsibilities has been great.  It has really freed me up to focus on developing new business and strategies for future growth.”

Jason Waganer • CEO, Metro OKC Web Design
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Our Firm Values


Our firm is one of the leading CPA firms in the Oklahoma City metro area. By combining our expertise, experience and the energy of our staff, each client receives close, personal and professional attention. Our high standards, service and specialized staff spell the difference between our outstanding performance and other firms. We make sure that every client is served by the expertise of our whole firm.


Our firm is responsive. Companies who choose our firm rely on competent advice and fast, accurate personnel. We provide total financial services to individuals, large and small businesses and other agencies. Client referrals have fueled our growth in the recent years. Through hard work, we have earned the respect of the business and financial communities. This respect illustrates our diverse talents, dedication and ability to respond quickly.


An accounting firm is known for the quality of its service. Our firm's reputation reflects the high standards we demand of ourselves. Our primary goal as a trusted advisor is to be available to provide insightful advice to enable our clients to make informed financial decisions. We do not accept anything less from ourselves and this is what we deliver to you. We feel it is extremely important to continually professionally educate ourselves to improve our technical expertise, financial knowledge and service to our clients.

Our Team


Cassidi Heltcel
Certified Public Accountant


Cassidi Heltcel brings two decades of experience in finance and accounting to Ascension CPA and Consultants. In addition to managing the firm’s operations and workflows, Cassidi assists with client budgeting and forecasting, tax preparation, financial advising, and project management. She obtained her undergraduate degree from OU and her MBA from Mid-America Christian University.

One of the most interesting parts of the job is the exposure to a variety of different industries and people, as well as the challenge of finding new and creative solutions to the issues that our clients face. Cassidy is married with four children.

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Jamie Ward
Certified Public Accountant


Jamie Ward spent a great deal of time in the banking industry before he took steps to become a CPA. Working as a credit analyst, Jamie encountered businesses who struggled to put together the information they needed for the bank to make an informed decision. This inspired him to help businesses understand the value of maintaining up-to-date financial information to properly manage their affairs.

Jamie truly enjoys looking over the financial statements of a business and putting together a complete picture of the business’s history; better yet, he finds it rewarding to show the business how they can use their history to change the future. He says, “I think it is crucial to protect the things that are important to me. The things that I believe are important include my faith, my family, and the relationship that I have with others. Integrity is foundation upon which the stones of success are laid.” This mindset influences the way that he works with Asenscion’s clients.


Regina Hutcheson



With more than three decades of bookkeeping and payroll experience, Regina Hutcheson has training in QuickBooks, QuickBooks online, general bookkeeping and payroll services. Additionally, she has the knowhow required to fill Sales Tax, Franchise Tax, and Business Property Tax Returns. Regina's decades of experience come with speed and accuracy.


Rachel Ketchie



Rachel Ketchie attended the University of Oklahoma for three years before transferring to BYU to complete her degree in accounting. Mrs. Ketchie has over six years of experience in the financial services industry. Mrs. Ketchie’s experience also includes  QuickBooks, tax preparation for Individuals, payroll and accounting services for an oil and gas company.


Michael Allford

Administrative Management


Michael Allford has spent years in administrative roles across a variety of industries, from public schools to insurance to healthcare, not to mention running her household as a military wife and mother to two daughters. Her diverse background has given her the experience required to ensure that Ascension CPA’s day-to-day operations run smoothly.