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‘Ellen Jank and Jeff Anderson pose with Ellen’s Contryman Service Excellence Award for the 2nd Half of 2014. Congratulations!’

– Jenni K


Congress has completed its “extender” legislation by retroactively renewing approximately 50 tax provisions that had expired at the end of 2013. President Obama has signed this legislation into law. These provisions generally were only renewed for the 2014 tax year.


Marlin Johnson and Jed German spend the afternoon grilling burgers for their many farmer friends in the Lexington area who are busy in the crops or hauling corn to the elevators.
We appreciate all they do and want to say thank you!


Dana Harmoney joins Contryman Associates, P.C. as an accountant in the Tax Department. As a member of the tax team, she will provide business and individual tax preparation and planning services. Harmoney is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the state of Nebraska.

Originally from Overton, Nebraska, Harmoney received her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration, both with an Accounting focus, from ...

Position Summary
The Bookkeeping & Payroll Assistant is responsible for the daily entry of basic bookkeeping procedures, as well as payroll data entry.  He/she may assist with other responsibilities or special projects within other departments.  B&P Assistant needs above average ten key skills, above average attention to detail, and a general working knowledge of bookkeeping and payroll procedures. A positive attitude and ability to work with a diverse group of team members is recommended for this position.

Core Competencies and Corresponding Behaviors
Technical Competency

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the firm’s quality control standards
  • 98% accuracy while recording and inputting data
  • Ten key ability
  • Is familiar with basic accou...

Lexington 75th Anniversary Celebration

Clients and community members enjoying great barbeque and beautiful weather

Attendees were treated to music from “Formerly Three”

The Lexington team
(Tammy Woolley, Corey Fellers, Jed German, Linda Erickson, Marlin Johnson, Carla Martin and Dana Harmoney)


The Grand Island office hosted a client appreciation event at Miletta Vista Winery this month in honor of our 75th anniversary

Clients enjoyed heavy appetizers and wonderful Miletta wines

Team members enjoyed socializing with many clients that live in the St. Paul area.
(Wade Jarvi and Joel Wiegand catch up with their clients)


Effective October 1, 2014, sales of all repair and replacement parts used to repair agricultural machinery and equipment used in commercial agriculture are exempt from sales and use taxes.

The purchaser must issue to the seller a properly completed Nebraska Resale or Exempt Sale Certificate Form 13, Section B, exempt category 2, to exempt the purchase from tax.

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Position Summary

The Tax Manager is primarily responsible for the review of the complex tax returns, as well as providing advanced technical assistance, tax planning and research on complex tax issues. The Tax Manager should assist in the development and training of staff. They have a significant amount of client contact and make associations to develop new business for the firm. Tax Managers work closely with the shareholders in providing innovative tax planning strategies for our client base.  The Tax Manager makes decisions on all but the most unusual tax situations.  The Tax Manager reports to the Tax Department Lead.

Core Competencies and Corresponding Behaviors

Technical Competency

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the firm’s quality control standards
  • <...