Ashley Northcutt, CPA, is an accomplished professional with a passion for nurturing relationships and creating meaningful connections. Beyond her successful career, she has earned the following notable awards:
- the world’s best aunt an impressive four times. (if you count the unsolicited ballot from her nephew’s best friend, who lovingly refers to her as his favorite aunt, that title increases to a remarkable five times.)
- the world’s best bonus mom (most days) 3 times, a testament to her dedication and love in nurturing her family.
- The world’s most loving (and tolerant) Bulldog mom to Dublin and Guinness. Her role as a mother constantly spoiling them makes it impossible for her to complain about their behavior.
Ashley cherishes her relationship with her husband, parents, three brothers, and three sisters in love. They stand as constant sources of love, encouragement, and unwavering support which serve as a firm foundation for Ashley’s personal and professional endeavors.
She transitioned from her role as a tax partner in the affordable housing industry to pursue her passion as the President and CEO of the Women’s Affordable Housing Network (WAHN). As the head of this esteemed 501(c)(3) organization, Ashley focuses on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the affordable housing sector.
At WAHN, Ashley leads a collaborative network that provides valuable support, empowerment, and educational resources to women working in various capacities within the industry. Through intentional connections, education, and active allyship, WAHN brings together representatives from government agencies, lenders, financial institutions, investors, developers, professional service providers, and nonprofit organizations to create a unified force for positive change.
Ashley’s previous career encompassed notable achievements in the field of public accounting. She honed her skills at prestigious firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and other national accounting companies. In December 2022, driven by the growth of WAHN and her unwavering commitment to historically underrepresented communities, Ashley made the decision to depart from her role as Tax Partner at an accounting firm specializing in the affordable housing industry. She demonstrated expertise in real estate taxation, not-for-profit organizations, and affordable housing throughout her career. Ashley remains an ardent advocate for fair and equitable housing practices and policies.
With over a decade of experience in tax planning and compliance for multifamily real estate, commercial real estate, and construction companies, Ashley deeply understands tax credit programs at both the federal and state levels. She is well-versed in low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, and partnership and individual tax law. Ashley also excels in reviewing, implementing, and applying cost segregation studies. Furthermore, as a key member of the tax leadership team, she is highly proficient in training, supervising, and mentoring colleagues.
With a genuine appreciation for the meaningful relationships in her life, Ashley brings a warm and compassionate approach to her work, touching the lives of those she encounters with her genuine care and dedication.