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ATTN: Firm Administrator

Contryman Associates, P.C.

PO BOX 2026

Hastings, NE 68902


Job Title: Staff Accountant


Office location of position:  Grand Island or Kearney


Position Reports to: Tax and Audit Department Leads


Position Summary:

Accountants work under direct supervision of the in-charge but are delegated certain responsibilities for planning and supervision.  Accountants are expected to review and complete their work in a timely and accurate manner.  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...

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for 2016
  • 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 19 cents for 2016
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

The business mileage rate decreased half a cent per mile and the medical and moving expense rates each dropped 2 cents per mile from 2016. The charitable rate is set by statute and remains unchanged.   The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on...

Just 10 days before the implementation date, a federal judge in Texas put the brakes on the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new federal overtime rule, which would have doubled the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay.

Twenty-one states filed an emergency motion for a preliminary injunction in October to halt the rule. They claimed that the DOL exceeded its authority by raising the salary threshold too high and by providing for automatic adjustments to the threshold every three years.

The states’ case was consolidated last month with another lawsuit filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups, which raised similar objections to the ...

Firm details proposed corporate, individual, international, and estate and gift taxation policies

CHICAGO (Nov. 9, 2016) – Following a lengthy and contentious campaign season, the American public has elected Donald Trump as president of the United States. It remains to be seen whether President elect Trump will preside over significant tax reform, but according to the following summary developed by Crowe Horwath LLP, there are several things to consider across the spectrums of corporate, individual, international, and estate and gift taxation. Crowe is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the U.S.

“As expected, tax policy was a hot button issue on the campaign trail and, conveniently, this election year coincides with the 30 anniversary of the Tax Reform Act, which was the last time sweeping changes were made,” said Howard Wagner, Crowe National Tax Services managing director. “With the election of Donald Trum...

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...


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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‘Rachelle Bryant, Jenni Klingelhoefer and Katie Bierman attended the Beta Alpha Psi “Meet the Firms” event on September 30 at The University of Nebraska at Kearney. Students from the Accounting Department attended the event – many graduating in December 2015 and May of 2016 interested in full-time employment in public accounting. Others were exploring internship opportunities.’ – Jenn...


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‘The Grand Island office celebrated their recent relocation with a client open house and a Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting/Business After Hours on September 24. ‘ – Jenni K



Congratulations to Jill Clay, the recipient of the Contryman Service Excellence Award for the 1st Half of 2015.