My ATKG Scrapbook

My experience at ATKG has been exciting, fulfilling, and honestly just plain fun. I started as an intern in January of 2017 and became a full-time staff in May of 2018 after graduating grad school. During my time at ATKG, I have learned a ton about taxes, the general world of accounting, and even how to take care of a fish tank. We work hard at the office, but we also take the time to celebrate accomplishments and have fun with our coworkers. This is my scrapbook of some of the greatest times I have had at ATKG as a reminder that choosing to work here is the BEST decision I could have made!

My journey with ATKG started all the way back in May of 2016 when I interviewed for an internship. My friend Judi worked there, and she always had fun pictures and stories from work, so it had to be a pretty cool place, right? After I got the offer to be an intern, I also got invited to go to ATKG’s Lake Day. This is the first time I got to connect with many of the great ATKG-ers. I haven’t missed a lake day since!

After my first tax season, I got to experience all of the fun of deadline celebrations! For the March 15th deadline, ATKG plays a March Madness style 10-key competition. I may have only made it to the second round, but I lost to Jan (who has won the whole tournament previously), so I still consider it a good effort!

To celebrate moving to our new office, ATKG had an open house fiesta for all of our clients and affiliates! My favorite part was definitely the mechanical bull we set up in the courtyard.

In the summer of 2017, we had a teambuilding day with the entire firm that consisted of challenges at Stunt Ranch, a Buccee’s scavenger hunt, and a trip to a winery! At the stunt ranch we went on a zipline, raced in life-size hamster balls, and jumped off a tower onto a stunt mattress. It was the most adventurous day of my internship for sure!

In the fall of 2018, I moved to Austin to get my master’s in professional accounting degree. While I was gone, I still got to be a part of the team celebrations. I got to catch up with my coworkers at the September 15th deadline party and the Christmas party!

 

Even though most of my days at work are actually spent in the office instead of at stunt ranches, I’m lucky to work somewhere that I enjoy coming to work everyday. I absolutely love my job and the people I get to do it with! My coworkers are some of the smartest, funniest, and high-achieving humans I have met. Cheers to my ATKG family and all the scrapbook worthy memories we will make going forward!

By: Julie Spurlock, Staff

testimonials

‘‘My father and I have used ATKG since the days of its founder James Ahern, and they have always provided excellent and accurate advice.’’

A Client

‘‘I can't name just one reason about Eric and Hayley! Their proactivity, creativity, collaborative spirit, and communication are all absolutely incredible.’’

A Client

‘‘Everyone that I have worked with at ATKG is extremely friendly, helpful, and always very responsive!’’

A Client

‘‘We appreciate ATKG's responsiveness, timeliness, and good communications’’

A Client

‘‘Very personable and knowledgeable. Over the years, I have created great relationships with Teryn Grater, Diane White, and the seniors and managers on my account.’’

A Client

‘‘I call them my ATKG team!’’

A Client

‘‘I couldn't be happier with the choice to move from EY to ATKG. A.J. Sturm, Diane White, Alisha Bell, and the support staff have been instrumental in helping me with a complicated Estate and Foundation scenario. Not only have they provided me with phenomenal accounting and tax advice, but they have also gone above and beyond to help me plan for today, tomorrow, and far beyond. Thank you, ATKG!!!’’

A Client

‘‘We continue to consider ATKG a part of our personal and business planning team. They are a professional firm with an impeccable level of service.’’

A Client

‘‘ATKG is very professional, responsive, and client-oriented. They are committed and make a point to communicate with annual meetings and anytime I have a question.’’

A Client

‘‘Angie Stone and her team provided valuable forensic accounting services and excellent litigation support in some complex family law cases handled by our firm.’’

A Client

‘‘Angie Stone and Courtney Mastin are prompt in their response to any inquiry our clients or I may have. Additionally, everyone at ATKG maintains a wonderful level of professionalism.’’

A Client

‘‘Great people, good response time, and helpful’’

A Client

‘‘Excellent customer service. Rapid response to questions!’’

A Client

‘‘Great people and very informative, up-to-date with ever-changing rules and guidelines in this ever-changing government!’’

A Client

‘‘ATKG is invested in my success and is highly responsive to my needs.’’

A Client

‘‘ATKG offers great customer service.’’

A Client

‘‘Prompt service and excellent forecasting. I also feel that I get tremendous support, more than I have received in the past.’’

A Client

‘‘Katie provides great service and is very knowledgeable.’’

A Client

‘‘Been working with ATKG for several years; they are extremely professional, knowledgeable and offer great customer service.’’

A Client

‘‘ATKG provides services up and above any other accounting firm I have ever used. They want to help their clients manage their wealth and offer to help teach their children about wealth and how to manage it.’’

A Client

‘‘She is friendly, responsive, and knowledgeable.’’

A Client

‘‘David and the ATKG team are knowledgeable regarding current tax issues, and they are extremely responsive to all questions.’’

A Client

‘‘A. J. is professional, knowledgeable, and provides friendly assistance.’’

A Client

‘‘Eric and Sarah do an excellent job handling our account and promptly answering questions. They are proactive in planning meetings and looking forward.’’

A Client

‘‘Our ATKG team, which includes Eric, Ruth, Katie, and Shannon is incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and supportive of our business. Client service always feels like it is at the forefront of their mind.’’

A Client

‘‘Loyal, excellent service over 35 years with Melanie and her team.’’

A Client

‘‘Our interactions with Diane and the ATKG team are always a model for how a professional services company should interact with its clients. With ATKG, we know that our finances are in good hands.’’

A Client

‘‘Melanie, Teryn, and Sandy have clearly had my and my family's best interests at the forefront. I have had a 19-year relationship that has proved to be very beneficial to my family and me.’’

A Client

‘‘Melanie, Teryn, and Katie offer us confidence.’’

A Client

‘‘Diane and Shannon are a critical resource and partner to our firm. They are knowledgeable, responsive, and dependable on all levels.’’

A Client

‘‘Diane and Shannon provide great service. They are very knowledgeable and are always willing to assist our group with sage advice.’’

A Client

‘‘Teryn is always quick to respond to questions and on top of the latest accounting rules.’’

A Client

‘‘Amanda and Shannon offer us consistent communication’’

A Client

‘‘Great work, timely, and the best part....nice folks!’’

A Client