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Courtney Retzlaff Receives CPA Designation

          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 […]


Julia Selko Completes QuickBooks® Certification to Help Local Small Businesses Better Manage Their Finances

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 […]


Contryman Associates, PC attend the Beta Alpha Psi “Meet the Firms” Event

‘Rachelle Bryant, Jenni Klingelhoefer and Katie Bierman attended the Beta Alpha Psi “Meet the Firms” event on September 30 at The University of Nebraska at Kearney. Students from the Accounting Department attended the event – many graduating in December 2015 and May of 2016 interested in full-time employment in public accounting. Others were exploring internship […]


Lexington Office Volunteers at Lexington’s Majestic Theatre

‘Team members from the Lexington office chose to volunteer at Lexington’s Majestic Theatre as their civic project. The Majestic Theatre is owned by Lexington Public Schools. The theater was purchased by the school board in 2012 to provide students with a hands-on, real-life learning opportunity. Students from middle school to high school were actively involved […]


Scottsbluff After Hours

‘The Scottsbluff office hosted a Business After Hours the evening of August 27. Approximately 70 community members and clients attended the event and enjoyed appetizers and beverages. Pictured: L to R Janice Rutter, Jada Thompson, Seth Covalt, Dan Charron, Molly Streff, Lisa Klein (not pictured: Danielle Kanack).’ – Jenni K


Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing Event

‘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, […]


Jeff Hodgen, CPA Earns Certified Valuation Analyst Designation

  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 […]


Lexington Farmer BBQ

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!


Dehn Renter is Recertified as Valuation Analyst

Dehn Renter, CPA, CVA, with the accounting firm Contryman Associates, P.C., has received recertification as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) with the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). He has provided business valuation services since 1999. To qualify for recertification, Renter completed 36 hours of continuing professional education in specific business valuation related areas. […]


Seth Covalt Receives CPA Designation

Seth Covalt, a Tax Accountant with Contryman Associates, P.C., has received his certificate and permit to practice as a Certified Public Accountant from the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy. As a Certified Public Accountant, Covalt has met the experience requirement, two years in public accounting, in addition to having demonstrated his technical competency, through comprehensive […]


Kelly Hale Promoted to Tax Manager

Kelly Hale, CPA, a Tax Accountant for Contryman Associates, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, assumed the position of Tax Manager on August 1, 2013. After earning a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies and Computer Science from Hastings College, Hale received her Masters Degree in Accounting and Financial Management with a CPA emphasis from Keller School of […]