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Meet the accountants Lincoln trusts

Get to know our top-notch team professionally and personally, and we think you'll see just how dedicated each team member is to helping you make wise financial decisions that enable your future plans. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
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Tom Grafton, C.P.A.

President

Phone: 402.486.3600

Tom founded our firm in 1992 and has 30 years of working in accounting services.

Tom specializes in non-profit organizations, small businesses, construction and financial institutions. He also performs peer reviews of other CPA firms, and evaluates and reports upon policies, procedures and controls of their operations.

Tom was awarded his Bachelor of Science in accounting Summa Cum Laude from Doane College in 1977. Tom is a regularly featured speaker for various business/ industry groups and college courses. He has authored numerous tax-related articles for industry newsletters and non-profit associations, and is a volunteer and board member for several social service organizations such as Teammates, Mourning Hope, Junior Achievement and Lincoln Indoor Drumline. He was named 2014 Affiliate of the Year by the Realtors Association of Lincoln.
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Steve Anderson, C.P.A.

Tax Manager

Phone: 402.486.3600

Steve joined our firm in 2000 and has 35 years of experience in public accounting.

Steve specializes in tax, consulting and accounting services for small businesses, real estate and banking clients. Steve also participates in compilation, review and audit engagements.

Steve was awarded a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1979. He is a member of Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he serves on the taxation committee, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Steve serves on the Finance Committee for the Kiwanis Club, has been Troop Treasurer on the Troop Leadership Committee for the Boy Scouts and is a member of the Budget and Stewardship Committee and Memorials and Endowments Committee for his church.
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Michael Ricchini

Staff Accountant

Phone: 402.486.3600

Mike joins our firm November 2016. He graduated from University of Nebraska – Omaha (UNO) Magna Cum Laude with a major in business administration with an accounting emphasis in May 2016 and a separate degree in construction management in May 2014. He comes to us with a wide variety of experience, including serving as a staff accountant at Berkshire Hathaway in 2016, student administrator for the math department at UNO for three years, and property manager for a 48-unit apartment building for two years.

Mike was a member of Beta Alpha Psi Fraternity. He plans to sit for the CPA exam in the fall of 2016.
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Jen Lyman

External CFO Consultant

Phone: 402.486.3600

Jen joined our firm in 2004, with over 15 years experience in accounting including over a decade as a controller/business manager for bank computer services and retail promotion companies.

Jen specializes in monthly small business and non-profit accounting issues, payroll tax processing and accounting software installation and consulting.
 
Jen was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1993. Jen volunteers for numerous community and church organizations, including serving on her homeowner’s association board of directors and as a Sunday school teacher at Sheridan Lutheran Church.
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Joseph Meduna, C.P.A.

Senior Manager

Phone: 402.486.3600

Joseph joined our firm in 2008, with several years of experience in accounting.

Joseph specializes in non-profit and commercial entity audits, bank examinations and small business and trust taxation. He also heads up our firm’s paperless operations for audit and income tax preparation services.

Joseph was awarded a Bachelor of Science in accountancy and a minor in psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University and earned his CPA in 2007. He is an active member of the Lincoln Young Professionals Group, Knights of Columbus and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the board of Mourning Hope, a grief counseling program for children, and also volunteers in various capacities at his church.
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Elizabeth Ourecky

Staff Accountant/Business Manager
 
Phone: 402.486.3600

Elizabeth joined our firm in 2011 after three years’ experience at a central Nebraska CPA firm. Elizabeth graduated from Hastings College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Accounting.

She specializes in bank examinations, non-profit and commercial entity auditing; monthly bookkeeping for non-profits and homeowner associations; and the day-to-day management of the Firm. 

Elizabeth enjoys camping, gardening and spending time with her family. 
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Rene'e Potter

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 402.486.3600

Rene'e is the administrative assistant/receptionist for Grafton & Associates, P.C. Rene’e earned an Associate degree of Secretarial Technology with Legal Specialization from Southeast Community College.
 
Rene’e joined our firm in 2013, with over 23 years of experience as an investigative coordinator. Along with her experience Rene’e has also brought her positive and bubbly personality.
 
In her position, Rene’e is the voice that answers telephone calls, responds to e-mails, sets up client appointments, keyboards various reports/forms, prepares the final processing of tax returns and audit, review and compilation reports and whatever else is needed around the office.
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Peter Ruhl, C.P.A.

Senior Accountant

Phone: 402.486.3600

Peter came to our firm with a variety of work experiences including agriculture, education, and service industries. He started his accounting career at a central Nebraska CPA firm in 2008 and joined our firm in 2011. Peter graduated  from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy, and Business Administration and earned his CPA in 2012.

Peter specializes in nonprofit auditing and tax preparation, bank examination and tax preparation for individuals and farms.

Peter is a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Nebraska Society of CPAs and participates in various activities at his church.
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Kyle Schachenmeyer, C.P.A

Senior Accountant

Phone: 402.486.3600

Kyle began his accounting career at a central Nebraska CPA firm in 2009 and joined our firm in 2010. He also has past work experience in the agriculture and banking industries. Kyle graduated from Doane College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Business Administration and earned his CPA in 2012. He was a four year letter winner as a pitcher for the Doane Tigers baseball team.  Kyle is a member of Delta Kappa Pi Fraternity

Kyle specializes in non-profit and commercial entity auditing, bank examinations and tax preparation for individuals, businesses and non-profits.
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Jeffrey Schwarting

Staff Accountant/Certified BSA AML Professional

Phone: 402.486.3600

Jeff graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting in May 2013. He worked throughout his college career including serving as a retail cashier for 3 years, a branch teller for over 4 years and, most recently, a bookkeeper and office assistant at a local bookkeeping company.

Jeff is active, most recently, in his church as a high school mentor and study leader. He also has volunteered at FoodNet and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Jeff will specialize in banking industry services for our firm as well as auditing and tax preparation.
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Denise Winters

Accounting Assistant

Phone: 402.486.3600

Denise joined our firm in 2002, with over 20 years of experience in various accounting functions. She attended Kansas State University. 

Denise specializes in monthly bookkeeping for small businesses, non-profits and homeowner associations.

Denise enjoys bike riding, working in her flower garden and spending time with grandchildren. 

Call us at 402-486-3600 today!

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