Ariel Cottingham | Corporate Accountant

Ariel Cottingham

As a Corporate Accountant, Ariel will further the cause of's mission by processing payroll, completing bank reconciliations, working on various projects, and actively participating on the Finance team. She has experience working as an Associate Accountant for Cargill Malt, and as a Billing Specialist for Husch Blackwell LLP. While at Cargill Ariel had a wide variety of responsibilities including Accounts Payable, Capital Project Accounting, FATCA Compliance, Month End Procedures, and various other projects. She is passionate about costs savings and efficiency.

Commitment to

"I came face to face with the world's water crisis when I traveled to Ecuador on a Service-Learning Trip. It was disheartening to see how people lived – I remember being shocked that most houses did not have running water or a bathroom. I expected this, but the reality of not having something so basic was confusing. During our time there my team dug trenches for clean water pipes in order to connect the local schools to the water tower. This experience really made me appreciate the infrastructure we have in place here and the people who worked so hard to make it before I was born.

I was very excited to learn about and to have the incredible opportunity to work for an organization that makes a real impact on peoples' lives. I feel honored to contribute and help people across the world gain access to safe water, sanitation, and a chance to thrive."


B.S. Accounting, Kansas State University

Minor in Spanish, Kansas State University

Certificate in International Business, Kansas State University

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