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Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am – NOON


Telephone: 402-420-7300

FAX: 402-420-7302

7130 South 29th Street
Suite F
Lincoln, Nebraska

James R. Slattery, CPA

James Slattery worked for Fry, White & Guszak while attending the University of Nebraska from 1974 through graduation in 1976. After receiving his degree in business administration, he joined the firm full-time. In 1978, Jim received his CPA certification. Jim became a shareholder in 1983. Jim focuses most of his practice on the telecommunications industry, as well as corporate and individual taxation and planning.

Shaun A. Barkley, CPA, CMA
In 1980, Shaun graduated from the University of Nebraska. He became a CPA in 1982. Shaun also has a Certified Management Accountant designation.Most of Shaun’s time is dedicated to telecommunications and small business clients. Presently, he is President and Managing Shareholder of the Firm. He is also treasurer/secretary of SBW Consulting.
Laura J. Lawrence, CPA
Laura graduated with high distinction from the University of Nebraska in 1980. She joined the firm upon graduation, and obtained her CPA certificate in 1981.Laura has experience serving individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations in the areas of taxation, accounting and reporting, and auditing. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Nebraska Society of CPAs, and the Lincoln Estate Planning Council.Laura’s areas of expertise include estate planning.
Edward A. Bates, CPA
Ed received his masters degree in English from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1987. He became a CPA in 1985.Ed also specializes in the installation and support of Quickbooks software and is a Certified Quickbooks Proadvisor.Ed is a member the Nebraska Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Rachel B. Ficek, CPA
Rachel, a North Dakota native, graduated from North Dakota State University with honors in 1988. After graduation she became a CPA and joined the firm Brady Martz and Associates, P.C.Rachel moved to Nebraska in 1999 and joined Strain Slattery Barkley & Co.She has over 20 years experience serving individual and small business tax clients. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nebraska Society of CPAs.
William V. Strain, Director, CPA/ABV, CVA
William “Bill” Strain is a native of Nebraska and a 1972 graduate of the University of Nebraska. He began his career with Price Waterhouse & Co. in San Francisco upon graduation. In 1974, he received his certification as a CPA. Bill returned to Nebraska in 1976 and joined Fry, White & Guszak. In 1978, Bill was admitted as a shareholder. On January 1, 2015, Bill became a Director in the firm. Bill is a Certified Business Valuation Analyst and Accredited in Business Valuation. He spends much of his time working in taxation, business valuation and litigation support.