Position Reports to: Audit Department Lead

Position Summary:
The auditing assistant works under the direct supervision of the department lead and audit managers as delegated by the department lead. The auditing assistant is expected to review and complete work in a timely and accurate manner. The qualified candidate should be self accountable with high ethics and integrity. The candidate should possess high organization skills, be able to handle multiple tasks at one time, be able to prioritize and be able to handle high pressure for deadlines. In addition, the candidate must be able to work in a team environment, have a positive professional attitude and above average organization skills and attention to detail.

Anticipated time allocation:
70% of time is chargeable client work
20% of time spent on othe...

Position Summary
The Audit Manager is primarily responsible for planning, conducting and reviewing attest engagements of the department, as well as providing advanced technical assistance and research on complex attest issues. The Audit 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. Audit Managers work closely with the shareholders in providing innovative attest planning strategies for our client base.  The Audit Manager reports to Audit Department Lead.
Core Competencies and Corresponding Behaviors

  • Technical Competency
    • Demonstrates an understanding of the firm’s quality control standards
    • Willing to spend time researching tech...

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‘Team members from the Hastings location chose the “” meal packing event as their civic project for the year. In addition, they also plan to volunteer at the Kool-Aid Days event in Hastings. Thank you to Ellen for coordinating the event and to everyone who submitted proposals. Pictured left to right: Ellen Jank, Steve Groeteke, Terri Biltoft, Tammy Hubl, Jeff Hodgen, Joel Jank, Ron Willnerd, Jeff Anderson, Dan Kielek, Jeni Charron, Michelle Hall, Jul...


The $1000 Contryman Associates, P.C. scholarship was awarded to Kelsey Martinsen.

Kelsey will be graduating from The University of Nebraska at Kearney this May, but will be continuing on to reach 150 credit hours for CPA eligibility.


Jeff Hodgen


Contryman Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jeff Hodgen, CPA of Hastings, NE, has earned the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) through the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). Requirements to earn this designation include maintaining current licensure as a Certified Public Accountant and completing NACVA’s comprehensive training program and subsequent examination.

“We are very proud of Jeff for this achievem...

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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.