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About Us

About Our Firm

Bangs & Stewart, CPAs, LLC is built on a foundation of integrity and honesty. We believe that our clients deserve the best services available, and we are here to provide them to you. Our firm is located in the heart of downtown Wood River.

Bangs & Stewart, CPAs, LLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

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. Bangs & Stewart, CPAs, LLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area'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 the area. 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 Bangs & Stewart, CPAs, LLC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Brian E. Bangs, CPA

Brian is an owner of Bangs & Stewart, CPAs, LLC. Brian received his Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1999 and his Master's of Professional Accountancy in 2000. He was previously with the International Accounting Firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP in the audit department of the Omaha office, specializing in banking and insurance. His areas of expertise include servicing individuals and closely held flow-through entities in tax planning and preparation, and business and succession planning. He also specializes in agricultural tax planning and preparation and has experience in auditing engagements. Brian is a member of the American Institute and Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants. Brian currently serves as President of the Wood River Community Club and President of the Nebraska Alpha Alumni Association of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity

Chris R. Stewart, CPA

Chris is an owner of Bangs & Stewart, CPAs, LLC. Chris received his Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1999 and his Master's of Professional Accountancy in 2000. He was previously with the International Accounting Firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP in the tax department of the Lincoln office. His areas of expertise include servicing individuals and closely held flow-through entities in tax planning and preparation, and business and succession planning. He also specializes in agricultural tax planning and preparation, tax law research, and has experience in large multi-state corporations as well as auditing engagements. Chris is a member of the American Insititute and Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants.