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Jake Harney, Manager

Jacob Harney was drawn to a career in accounting because of his love of numbers and being challenged, as well as the opportunities for growth in the field.

“There is no ceiling in the accounting profession,” said Harney, “and you get something new nearly every day.”

Harney joined Bland & Associates, P.C. directly from college in 2016, eventually working his way up to his current role as Audit Manager. In this role, he performs audits, reviews, and compilations for clients in a variety of industries. He specializes in construction and not-for-profits but has experience working with various other commercial and governmental entities.

Harney attributes his success to a competitive and positive attitude. He prioritizes challenging himself while making clients comfortable with the auditing and review process. By providing the utmost professional, prompt, and highly engaging service to clients, he closely relates to Bland’s mission.

“At the core of it is helping others, whether that’s clients or other coworkers,” said Harney. “I think that’s what makes the world turn and what I find meaning in – helping others.”

Jake’s Disclosures

Married an awesome gal – Sara. We have a little firecracker for a daughter – Emma, with an attitude a mile wide and we’re expecting a second child.

I love to draw.

Lover of dinosaurs.

I wanted to be a wide receiver in the NFL when I was little. 


Technical Experience

  • Dean’s List, Vice President of Finances/Treasurer of Delta Sigma Pi, Vice President of Wayne State Criminal Justice Association
  • AICPA, Nebraska Society of CPAs
  • Wayne State College, 2015
Born and raised in Clarkson, NE, Harney earned a BASC in Accounting from Wayne State College. He is awaiting his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license after having passed his Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy CPA exams and is a member of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA).

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and watching football and movies.

How do you relate to the Bland mission statement?

At the core of it is helping others, whether that’s clients or each other (employees/coworkers). I find meaning in helping others.

What’s your definition of excellent client service?

Prompt, active engagement while maintaining professionalism and technical accuracy.

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