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In Cray Kaiser’s Employee Spotlight series, we highlight a member of the CK team. We couldn’t be prouder of the team we’ve grown and we’re excited for you to get to know them. This month we’re shining our spotlight on Noah Hogue.
As a staff accountant, Noah spends most of his time with the audit team completing corporate audits, reviews, compilations, and employee benefit plan (401k) audits. During the months of March and April, he lends his talents to business and individual tax prep, as well as continuing his monthly accounting responsibilities throughout the year.
Noah began his journey with CK as an intern during January of 2020 while he attended Aurora University. The internship gave him a glimpse into what a day is in the public accounting field and gave him the opportunity to get to know and learn from other interns in the program.
A huge motivator for Noah is expanding his knowledge in accounting. CK provides a variety of services that allows him to sharpen his skills in different areas and continue to learn. As someone new to the Chicagoland area, he also enjoys traveling to meet clients while exploring different areas of the city.
When asked which of CK’s core values mean the most to him and why, Noah answered, “Trust and education mean the most to me. We take pride and ownership in our work which leads to a reliable service for our clients. We build our confidence by educating ourselves and each other as teammates.” Noah believes there is always something to learn from or celebrate, no matter how big or small the engagement, which leads to many impactful moments.
When asked about his favorite CK outing, Noah remembers the group outing he attended at the Arlington Race Course. “Nothing gets me going like betting 50 cents on a horse with a ridiculous name,” said Noah.
Albert Einstein once said, “It’s not that he is so smart, it just that he stays with his problems longer.” I see that in a lot of successful people, they don’t give up.
I have a fun memory of having an awesome time touring Elvis Presley’s house in Graceland as a kid during a family road trip. I enjoy touring historical sites and feeling what it was like to live in a different time.
My all-time favorite show is Seinfeld for all the random situations the group finds themselves in. Currently, I’m really into Stranger Things.
ABC- Anything but country.