Courtney Retzlaff, 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, Retzlaff 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.

Retzlaff holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Maste...

Do you want to spend less time on routine tasks such s creating estimates and invoices or paying bills, so you can have more time to run your business?
Or, would you appreciated having a better understanding of where your business stands financially in order to make educated decisions?
If so, sign up now for the Grand Island Chamber’s July Learning Seminar.
The seminar, presented by Contryman Associates, is July 26, 11:30 – 1pm at the Chamber.
The cost is $20 for Chamber partners; $40 for future Chamber partners.


Carla Martin

Jill Clay – CPA


As the point of first contact with our clients, the successful candidate must possess the desire and ability to work well with people on the phone and in person.  Additionally, good organizational, word processing, and general computer skills are required (including experience with the Microsoft Office Suite).


Candidate will be working with tax preparers to organize tax documents and coordinate the filing of the completed return. The position will require attention to detail, discretion, and respect for the confidential nature of our business, in addition to a professional presentation to our clients.


Applicant must be punctual , very honest, and trustworthy. Attention to detail is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. Applicant must be able to safeguard confidential company and client information.  Once hired, the applicant will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.


Office location of position:  Any Location

Position Reports to:  Audit Department Lead

Position Summary:

Accountants work under direct supervision from the department lead and managers delegated by department lead. Accountants are expected to review and complete their work in a timely and accurate manner.  Candidate should be self accountable with high ethics and integrity.  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 done under the supervision of in-charge. They should fully understand the client’s business and also offer suggestions to in-charge for improving the efficiency of the client’s accounting functions.

Accountants are expected to accomplish progress on goals from their respective career plans and are expected to be building solid superviso...

As the point of first contact with our clients, the successful candidate must possess the desire and ability to work well with people on the phone and in person.  Additionally, good organizational, word processing, and general computer skills are required (including experience with the Microsoft Office Suite).


Contryman is an equal opportunity employer and provides a full range of benefits.


Interested parties should send their resume to:

Contryman Associates, P.C.

ATTN: Cortney Davis

5807 Osborne Dr. West

Hastings, NE 68901

or can apply online through our website


Administrative Assistant Duties

  • Work front counter, meet, greet, and manage walk-in clients
  • Answer phone, manage multiple line system, transfer calls, take messages
  • Maintain calendars, make appointments – using Microsoft Ou...

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...

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 technical matters related to assigned engagements
  • Prepares standard accounting working papers and statements for assigned service area
  • Identifies technical issues and problems and c...

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation. The effective date of the final rule is December 1, 2016. The initial increases to the standard salary level (from $455 to $913 per week) and HCE total annual compensation requirement (from $100,000 to $134,004 per year) will be effective on that date. Future automatic updates to those thresholds will occur every three years, beginning on January 1, 2020.


Contryman team members from across all locations came together in Kearney on April 23 to celebrate another successful year for the firm.

The event was held at the Classic Car Collection with great food, drink and awards celebrating the wonderful accomplishments of the team.

Retired Shareholder Gary Wieck is joined by Phyl and Karl Kostbahn during cocktail hour at the Classic Car Collection