Whitney Craig is an Oklahoma native, born in Ada and raised in Bixby. At the suggestion of her father who always tried to steer her towards the accounting field, Whitney began taking classes at the University of Oklahoma. Much to her surprise, she enjoyed it! Not only did she enjoy accounting work, she found that she had an undiscovered passion for numbers and found that in doing so she could help others navigate through the complications of tax and accounting. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, she went on to earn her MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma. Today, Whitney is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as the Director of Tax and Accounting at Polston Tax.
Whitney began her work at Polston as an intern while completing her education. Even as an intern, she could tell that she was surrounded by people whose purpose in life was to serve others with their skills and knowledge in tax. Upon graduation she was hired as an accountant, and quickly moved up to become the Director of Tax and Accounting. The most rewarding thing about her position is helping deserving and hard-working business owners and self-employed individuals save money and stay compliant with the IRS and State. Each client’s situation is so different from the others and helping thousands of clients in different industries means her job is never boring!
Many people do not understand the tax implications and requirements to run a business – they are too busy making sure their clients are served and their employees are happy! Whitney’s work lets them do what they do best while she takes care of the rest. Her department allows them to focus on what matters to them most while she and her team are working tirelessly behind the scenes keeping them in compliance with the IRS and State and helping them avoid scary and stressful situations that can often arise from being neglectful with their taxes. She feels honored and blessed each day to have an amazing company supporting her and her team at Polston who have the same priorities and goals, and work hard every day to keep people out of tax trouble.