About Us

We’re here to provide experienced guidance and trusted solutions

Ascension CPA specializes in all things related to Churches, Clergy, Labor Unions, and Non-Profits.

Who We Are

Our Story

Ascension CPA is a CPA firm located in Oklahoma City that specializes in services for Nonprofits, Labor Unions, and Clergy/Churches. The founders, Jamie Ward, CPA, and Cassidi Heltcel, CPA, bring first-hand experience as well as decades of accounting and banking knowledge to help these industries fulfill their mission. At Ascension, we are passionate about partnering with our clients to bring them the education and resources they need to become great stewards of the funds they are managing.

What we stand for

Our Mission


We value relationships. We want to know our clients. We believe they are more than just their transactions.

Committed to Clarity

We are committed to clarity. We believe that it is important to know how to do your job; but, it’s far more important to know why you do it.

Up-Front Pricing

We provide up-front pricing. No timers or unexpected costs. You’ll know your fee before we begin. We believe that the value of our work will exceed any associated fee.

Achieve your goals

We help our clients and our team rise above their potential. Using a combination of experience, knowledge, creativity, and grit, we believe you will achieve (or even crush) your goals.

Our Founders


Cassidi Heltcel

Founder, CPA

Cassidi Heltcel brings three 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. Cassidi believes 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.


Jamie Ward

Founder, CPA

Jamie Ward, as a credit analyst encountering 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 financial statements of businesses and putting together a complete picture of their history; better yet, he finds it rewarding to show the business how they can use their history to change the future.

Our Team


Office Manager

Sarah Landrum

Business Analyst

Bailey Hallmark

Administrative Assistant

Katie Bishop

Accounting Clerk

Riley Martin

Accounting Clerk

Brock Ward

Come Work For Us?

Ascension CPA is looking for passionate, qualified accountants.

Business Analyst

Regina Hutcheson

Come Work For Us?

Ascension CPA is looking for passionate, qualified accountants.