To Our Newest Shareholder

Wade Jarvi



Information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)


The health and safety of our Contryman Associates, P. C. team and clients is our top priority. With COVID-19 having an increasing impact in our communities we want to let you know how our business is addressing the situation.

Currently, in our Grand Island location, we will be limiting all walk-in traffic as much as possible for both the safety of our team members and our clients.

All other locations are allowing walk in clients at this time; however, this is subject to change

Our team will continue to work Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

We are ...

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.


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


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.


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...

Position Reports to: Department Leads


Anticipated time allocation:

70% of time is chargeable client work

30% of your time will be developing your technical accounting skills through on-the-job training, continuing education, and other administrative tasks


Position Summary:

Staff accountants work under the direct supervision of in-charge accountants.  They are expected to complete and review their work in a timely and accurate manner.  Staff accountants should 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 accountants. Staff accountants should work to understand our clients’ businesses and offer suggestions to in-charge accountants for improving the efficiency of our clients’ accounting functions.

Staff a...