History


Our firm was originally founded by Kenneth F. Patry and Michaela M. Fisher as Patry & Associates, P.C. in 1990 and changed its name to Patry, Fisher & Dudley, P.C. in 2002 when Phil L. Dudley, III became a partner in the firm. Michaela M. Fisher retired from the firm in May of 2009.

We are a progressive firm catering to the needs of closely-held business owners. We believe in the value of strong relationships with our clients. We view every client relationship as a partnership and truly believe that any success we may have is the result of our clients being successful.

We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We take pride in giving them the assurance that the personal assistance they receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence.

Our Philosophy

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Patry, Fisher & Dudley, P.C. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Omaha's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Omaha. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Patry, Fisher & Dudley, P.C. receive competent and timely advice.

Shareholders and Certified Public Accountants

Kenneth F. Patry, CPA
President and Managing Shareholder

Education
Fort Hays State University, Kansas - Bachelor of Science, Business with Accounting Emphasis, May 1973

Experience
Ken has nearly forty years of experience in public accounting, including tax, audit and financial planning services to closely held businesses and their owners, with special expertise in "S" corporations and planning for and taxation of trusts and estates.

Professional Affiliations
Certified Public Accountant – Currently licensed in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Georgia
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants
Omaha Estate Planning Council
Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy


Other
Treasurer for The Lofte Community Theatre
Chairman, Finance Committee, St. Joseph's Church, Springfield, Nebraska
Past-Chairman of Board, Midlands Chapter, Multiple Sclerosis National Society
Board Member for Several Private Foundations

Telephone: (402) 392-0800 ext.103
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: kpatry@PatryCPA.com 



Phil L. Dudley, III, CPA
Vice President and Shareholder

Education
Hastings College, Nebraska - Bachelor of Arts, Accounting, 1993


Experience
Phil has nearly twenty years of experience in public accounting focusing on audit and assurance services.

Professional Affiliations
Certified Public Accountant, Nebraska
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants

Other
Junior Achievement Volunteer


Telephone: (402)392-0800, ext. 104
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: pdudley@PatryCPA.com



Stacy L. Kerns, CPA
Shareholder

Education
Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri - Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1998

Experience
Stacy has over fourteen years of experience in public accounting including tax and audit work. She has extensive experience in preparation of corporate, partnership, fiduciary and individual income tax returns as well as tax planning.

Professional Affiliations
Certified Public Accountant, Nebraska, 2003
Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants


Telephone: (402)392-0800, ext. 102
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: SKerns@PatryCPA.com



Joseph J. Hartnett
Shareholder

Education
University of Nebraska at Lincoln – Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (with Honors), 1978

Experience
Joe has over thirty-four years of concentrated accounting, business and management experience. He has practiced public accounting for twenty years. He has also held ownership and management positions in several closely-held companies where he has served as chief financial officer, executive vice president and board member. Joe has skills for, and has directed, significant consulting-type engagements including mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning (including business plans, projections and forecasts), business valuation services, and forensic accounting and litigation support.

Professional Affiliations
Certified Public Accountant, Nebraska, 1980 (reactivation in progress)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 1980 - 1997
Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1980 – 1997

Other
Archdiocese of Omaha: Deacon St. Patrick’s Catholic Church-Gretna (Parish Council, Finance and Stewardship Committees, various ministries)
Pastoral Care Ministry for University of Nebraska Medical Center and Clarkson Hospital
Leadership Omaha Class of 1984 and Alumni Association
Legatus of Omaha (2003 – 2006)
Omaha Morning Rotary Club – past president-elect and secretary
Board member of several closely-held corporations


Telephone: (402)392-0800, ext. 107
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: JHartnett@PatryCPA.com



Jeffrey D. Janda, C.P.A.

Education
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1986

Experience
Jeff has over twenty-five years of experience in accounting including tax and assurance services and in private industry. His areas of focus include providing tax, audit and financial planning services to closely held businesses and their owners.

Professional Affiliations
Certified Public Accountant, Nebraska, 1987
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants

Other
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church-Omaha (Past Trustee and Member, Finance Committee)
Knights of Columbus

Telephone: (402)392-0800, ext. 115
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: jjanda@patrycpa.com


Staff Accountants

Casey Buckland

Telephone: (402)392-0800, ext. 111
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: cbuckland@patrycpa.com

Stephanie Connell

Telephone: (402)392-0800, ext. 110
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: sconnell@patrycpa.com

Jody Didamo

Telephone: (402)392-0800, ext. 106
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: JodyDidamo@patrycpa.com

Justin Noehren

Telephone: (402)392-0800, ext. 113
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: jnoehren@patrycpa.com

Administrative and Support Staff

Vicki Contreras

Telephone: (402)392-0800, ext. 100
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: officemgr@patrycpa.com

Colleen Cox

Telephone: (402)392-0800, ext. 101
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: clientrelations@patrycpa.com

Shirley Caddell

Telephone: (402)392-0800, ext. 101
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: clientrelations@patrycpa.com

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