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Laurie Buhlke, a 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, Buhlke 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.

Laurie Buhlke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with an accounting emphasis from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Buhlke has experience with ...

Taylor Shoemaker has joined Contryman Associates, P.C. as a tax accountant in their Grand Island location. In this role she works with other members of the department to prepare business, individual, and estate tax returns and provide tax planning for clients. She is currently preparing to take the CPA examination.

A graduate of Grand Island Northwest High School, Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in business administration, with emphases in accounting and economics. She resides in Hastings, Nebraska and enjoys spending time with family.

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Congratulations to Heather Axford at Contryman Wealth Advisors in Hastings office for 5 years of service.

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The $1000 Contryman Associates, P.C. scholarship was awarded to Tianna Engen from Kearney, NE.

Undergraduate to graduate in July 2018 Business Administration, Emphasis in Accounting

Masters expected to graduate in December 2019.

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Overall Expectations

Tax managers are primarily responsible for the review of complex tax returns and for providing advanced technical assistance, tax planning, and research on complex tax issues. Tax managers assist in the development and training of staff. They have a significant amount of client contact and create relationships to help develop new business for the firm. Tax managers work closely with the shareholders to provide innovative tax planning strategies for our clients.

 

Essential Functions

  1. Performs technical tax review of all tax returns and governmental tax examinations of any complexity.
  2. Assumes full responsibility for larger tax returns and delegates to the various tax preparers as deemed necessary.
  3. Delegates and manages tax research projects to achieve an accurate and efficient product.
  4. Participates actively in client meetings and tax planning efforts to ass...

Overall Expectations

Senior accountants are able to handle in-charge responsibilities on specific projects. Senior accountants report to managers and shareholders and are delegated certain responsibilities for planning and supervision. Senior accountants are also assigned staff accountants and para-professionals to supervise and are expected to review their work in a timely manner.

Senior accountants should show initiative in obtaining the types of assignments and special projects that will further increase their technical skills especially in their area of expertise.

Senior accountants have direct contact with clients and should understand our clients’ businesses and offer suggestions for improving the efficiency of our clients’ accounting functions.

Criteria for Promotion to Senior and Responsibilities of a Senior Accountant:

  • Preparing and supervising monthly and yearly compilations
  • Preparing and supervi...

Kaley Hodgen, a 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, Hodgen 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.

Hodgen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with an accounting emphasis, and a Master of Business Administration, accounting track, from University of Nebraska Kearney. Hodgen has experience with indi...

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Kearney office participated in the Buffalo County Community Partners.

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Contryman Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce that Leslie Lemke has joined the firm as an Administrative Assistant in the Hastings location.
In her role Lemke provides executive administrative support and completes tax processing duties, as well as being responsible for firm-wide external telephone calls and greeting of visitors to the Hastings office.
Prior to joining Contryman, Lemke worked at the Red Cloud High School as an Administrative Assistant and currently helps run family ranch, Lemke Cattle Company. She holds an Associate’s Degree from
Central Community College.
Lemke is a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church in Lawrence and is a TeamMates volunteer.
Contryman Associates, P.C., is a Certified Public Accounting firm that has provided accounting and business consulting services in Nebraska since 1939.
The firm has offices in Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Lexingto...