About Us

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Hacker Nelson & Co. is a public accounting firm serving a diverse base of clients from three Iowa locations: Decorah, New Hampton, and Waukon. Hacker Nelson & Co. has evolved from the partnership formed in the 1950's to become the largest locally-owned accounting firm in Northeast Iowa.

Hacker Nelson & Co. currently has nine principals and 36 employees. We believe our employees are our most valuable asset and we treat all employees and clients with respect and courtesy. We have made a strong commitment to education and technology and strive to be leaders in our profession and communities. Our professional staff believes in staying abreast of current tax, accounting, auditing and industry changes and standards to tackle any financial and/or professional goals our clients may have. Although our professional staff are required to obtain 40 hours of continuing professional education each year, many go above and beyond that requirement in order to meet the quality of service our clients expect. Our firm continues to grow with a strong emphasis toward retaining and recruiting self-motivated, dedicated personnel and we are excited for what the future has in store.

We are members of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Our clients include individuals, small businesses, governmental units, and non-profits. We offer a wide range of services to our clients: audit and accounting services, income tax planning and preparation, payroll services, business consulting, and computer consulting and installation to name a few. Many of our staff have specialty areas, yet we remain involved and knowledgeable in a broad range of topics. Our team approach allows our clients to benefit from the expertise and experience of numerous accounting professionals and helps us achieve our goal of giving our clients the best service possible.