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Starting Friday June 1st through Friday August 31st, all locations will be closed in the afternoons from 12:00 – 5:00 pm.

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Kearney office participated in the Buffalo County Community Partners.

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Leadership Kearney has been a great experience and I have gotten out of the program so much more than I expected to get. LK is a two year program where in the first year you get to see and participate in the monthly excursions and the second year you help to plan the days for the following class. This program allowed me to see so many pieces of Kearney that I otherwise would not have had the opportunity to see. The places that we were able to get behind-the-scenes tours of ranged from a cattle yard in Gibbon to ...

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...

Schuyler Sharp has joined Contryman Associates, P.C., in Grand Island as an accountant in its Audit Department.
In this role, Sharp works with other members of the department to prepare financial statement compilations, reviews and audits.
Originally from Fullerton, he received a bachelor of science degree in business, with an emphasis in accounting and business administration, and a master’s degree in professional accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Sharp’s prior experience includes work as an auditor with the Nebraska auditor of public accounts and an internship with the Nebraska Department of Revenue.
He is the son of Tink Sharp of Fullerton and the late Larry Sharp.
Contryman Associates, P.C., is a Certifi ed Public Accounting fi rm that has provided accounting and business consulting services in Nebraska since 1939.
The firm has offices in Grand Island, ...

Contryman Associates, P.C. is an EOE and provides a full range of benefits.  Interested parties should send their resume to:

 

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...

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...

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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