HBE LLP (www.hbecpa.com), one of Nebraska’s premier certified public accounting and consulting firms, is pleased to announce that Ashley S. Bell, CPA has been promoted to partner, effective January 1, 2023.

Bell graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Finance. Upon completing her degree, Bell worked for a national firm as a senior audit associate II and for a local bank as a COO and comptroller. She joined HBE as a senior accountant, most recently holding the title of assurance director. Bell has been instrumental in growing the firm’s practice, including Employee Benefit Plan specialized services.

Bell serves as treasurer for St. Mark’s Preschool KIDZONE and a TeamMates mentor, as well as being an active member at St. Mark’s Methodist Church. In addition to Bell’s partnership promotion, HBE also announces these leadership promotions:

  • Grant W. Nuttelmann, promoted to HBE 360 outsourced accounting director
  • Niki L. Stehlik, CPA, promoted to assurance director
  • Cody D. McCain, CPA, promoted to tax manager
  • JC Pickering, promoted to information technology manager

The addition of Bell brings HBE’s total partner count to 17 with a staff of over 100 total employees focused on serving clients in Nebraska and throughout the U.S. HBE is a leading provider of professional accounting and consulting services throughout Nebraska. The firm offers a complete range of financial management services for businesses, not-for-profit and governmental organizations, niche industries, and individuals. These services include specialized advisory, tax, audit, data analytics, business valuations, outsourced accounting and CFO solutions, personal financial planning, and wealth management. For more information, please visit www.hbecpa.com.