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843 E Main Ste 203
Certificate Programs Available
- Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Nebraska is known for being one of the larger agricultural producers in the United States. Its production includes beef and pork, along with corn and soybeans. It is also home to the Mutual of Omaha, one of the largest and most recognized insurance companies in the country.
Nebraska is also home to Berkshire Hathaway, the company founded by noted investor Warren Buffett, as well as various manufacturing, IT, and telecommunications companies. Nebraska’s two largest cities, Omaha and Lincoln, offer the most lucrative employment opportunities to financial services specialists like accountants and auditors.
|Per Capita Income||$43,143|
|Fortune 500 Companies||5|
|Licensed CPA Firms||327|
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843 E Main Ste 203
1600 Campus Court
2802 Moore Hwy
1600 W. 82nd Street, Suite 100
Garden City, NY
640 Bay Rd
110 S Madison St
13180 Paramount Blvd.
South Gate, CA
2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA
2276 Jefferson Davis Highway
5401 W. 20th St.
4900 Meridian Street
915 S Jackson Street
1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
4101 University Dr
504 College Drive
1704 South Slappey Boulevard
700 Prospect St
New Haven, CT
611 E Porter St
1621 N. 13th St.
Three of the “Big Four” international CPA firms maintain offices in Omaha: Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young and KPMG. Individual CPAs and smaller firms are abundant in both Omaha and Lincoln.
Between 2012 and 2022 the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of positions for accountants and auditors in Nebraska to grow by 13.4%, a . According to these BLS estimates, the state will have over 11,000 accounting and auditing positions by 2022, making Nebraska an attractive choice for prospective and currently licensed CPAs.
Wages for for accounting specialists in Nebraska start at about $33,000 per year for bookkeeping and auditing clerks and top out at about $135,000 for financial managers.
|Count||Firm||Location||2014 Revenue (in millions)|
Accounting Today named these firms among the highest performing in a multi-state region. Rankings as based upon reported net revenues from 2014. Source: Accounting today "Top 100 Firms"
To become a CPA in the state of Nebraska, you must first become a resident of the state. Once residency is established, you must find employment with one of the registered firms within the state, or apply to the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy to establish your own practice.
The rules and regulations for CPAs new to Nebraska are relatively stable at the moment. The state’s Board of Public Accountancy website is a comprehensive resource that should be used by CPAs contemplating a move to Nebraska. The site lists all rules and regulations for accounting practices, as well as annual procedural updates. Moreover, all necessary steps to becoming licensed in the state are clearly laid out and easy to follow.
Once residency and credentials are verified, candidates must take the CPA exam. The exam is administered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, and differs from state to state.
Nebraska suggests all CPA candidates take the exam tutorial before embarking on the actual exam, even if candidates have prior education and experience. The state works closely with CPA Examination Services (CPAES), a division of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), to ensure that candidates are fully prepared to take the exam and become licensed. All pertinent information is present, along with easily accessible links, on the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy’s site.
|Social Security # Requirement||Yes|
|Education Requirement for Licensure||150 hours (including B.A.)|
|Participates in International Programs||Yes|
|Hours in Accounting||30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting beyond principles of accounting|
|Exam Sitting Requirements||150 hours (must complete education requirement prior to sitting for exam)|
|Experience Requirements||2 years of public accounting experience or 3 years of auditing experience in the Dept. of Revenue or in the Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts or 3 1/2 years gained through employment by the federal government as a special agent or IRS agent.|
|Ethics Exam||Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure|
Transcripts from all postsecondary institutions must be sent directly to the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy. Foreign candidates’ transcripts will be evaluated for equivalency to U.S. candidate requirements.Source: The American Institute of CPAs
There is a $75.00 registration fee for each of the above listed exam sections.
|Rank||Logo||School Name||Candidates||Pass Rate||Average Score|
|1||Nebraska Wesleyan University||22||60.9%||72.4|
|2||University of Nebraska - Lincoln||121||59.8%||76.1|
|4||Peru State College||7||53.9%||68.9|
|7||University of Nebraska - Omaha||62||50.7%||73.1|
|8||Wayne State College||15||50%||74.3|
|9||University of Nebraska - Kearney||29||48.4%||73.7|
Schools are ranked by pass rate unless otherwise noted. Results are comprised of scores from both first-time test takers and those returning to take the whole exam or specific sections of it again. Source: National State Boards of Accountancy
The Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy is the state agency that oversees licensure and registration of accountants working within the state. The agency’s Web site is a valuable resource for information about becoming a licensed accountant in the state, as well as educational requirements and testing. The board is also responsible for dealing with accountants and firms that fail to adhere to the state’s legal guidelines.
The Nebraska Society of CPAs maintains professional standards, encourages continuing education among its members, and ensures that all members represent their profession with the utmost in knowledge and performance.
Contact information for both organizations is listed below.
1526 K Street, Suite 410