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The Tax Staff Accountant works under direct supervision of the Tax Manager or Tax Shareholder. Tax Accountants may assist in supervising Accounting Assistants and Paras and are expected to review their work in a timely manner. Tax Accountants should show initiative in obtaining the types of assignments and special projects that will further increase their technical skills, especially in their chosen area of expertise. Direct contact with clients will continue to increase for the Tax Accountant. They should fully understand the client’s business and also offer suggestions for improving the efficiency of the client’s accounting functions. The Tax Staff Accountant reports to the Tax Department Lead.

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Courtney Retzlaff, Tax Accountant with Contryman Associates, P.C., has received her certificate and permit to practice as a Certified Public Accountant from the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy.

As a Certified Public Accountant, Retzlaff has met the experience requirement, two years in public accounting, in addition to having demonstrated her technical competency, through comprehensive examination, in the areas of auditing and attestation, regulation, business environment concepts, and financial accounting and reporting. As a Certified Public Accountant, 80 hours of Continuing Professional Education, earned during a two year period, are required in order to renew her permit to practice.

Retzlaff holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Maste...

Do you want to spend less time on routine tasks such s creating estimates and invoices or paying bills, so you can have more time to run your business?
Or, would you appreciated having a better understanding of where your business stands financially in order to make educated decisions?
If so, sign up now for the Grand Island Chamber’s July Learning Seminar.
The seminar, presented by Contryman Associates, is July 26, 11:30 – 1pm at the Chamber.
The cost is $20 for Chamber partners; $40 for future Chamber partners.

 


Carla Martin


Jill Clay – CPA

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Office location of position:  Any Location

Position Reports to:  Audit Department Lead

Position Summary:

Accountants work under direct supervision from the department lead and managers delegated by department lead. Accountants are expected to review and complete their work in a timely and accurate manner.  Candidate should be self accountable with high ethics and integrity.  Accountant should continue to show initiative in obtaining the types of assignments and special projects that will further increase their technical skills.  Direct contact with clients will be done under the supervision of in-charge. They should fully understand the client’s business and also offer suggestions to in-charge for improving the efficiency of the client’s accounting functions.

Accountants are expected to accomplish progress on goals from their respective career plans and are expected to be building solid superviso...

Businesses looking for help with Intuit QuickBooks® accounting software can now get assistance from a local accounting professional. Julia Selko of Contryman Associates, P.C. in Hastings has completed Intuit’s coursework and examination and is now accredited as an official QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor® for QuickBooks. Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.

Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors are independent accounting professionals and consultants who work with small businesses that have completed a comprehensive training curriculum developed by Intuit. Selko is now available to help local sm...

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation. The effective date of the final rule is December 1, 2016. The initial increases to the standard salary level (from $455 to $913 per week) and HCE total annual compensation requirement (from $100,000 to $134,004 per year) will be effective on that date. Future automatic updates to those thresholds will occur every three years, beginning on January 1, 2020.

https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/final2016/

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Contryman team members from across all locations came together in Kearney on April 23 to celebrate another successful year for the firm.

The event was held at the Classic Car Collection with great food, drink and awards celebrating the wonderful accomplishments of the team.

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Retired Shareholder Gary Wieck is joined by Phyl and Karl Kostbahn during cocktail hour at the Classic Car Collection

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From AICPA

It has come to our attention that a fraudulent email (see sample below) is being issued to tax preparers asking them to update their e-Services information. This email WAS NOT generated by the Internal Revenue Service.

The links provided in the email are designed to capture e-Services usernames and passwords. If you engage with or respond to this email, you will put your sensitive information as well as your clients’ at risk of theft.

If you receive an email like this, DO NOT click on the links or take any other action. There is no need to call the IRS. Simply delete the email. The IRS is aware of the scam, and issued a QuickAlert on Nov. 24.

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