Berger, Elliott & Pritchard

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. BEP is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Nebraska's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Robert H. Berger, CPA

Robert H. Berger earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in 1980 from the University of Oregon. He earned his CPA license in March of 1983.

He started his accounting career in 1980 with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. as in-charge accountant. In 1984, he became a manager at Darst, Hamilton & Associates. After that, in 1987, Bob partnered with A.J. Freed to become Freed & Berger, CPAs, LLC. This partnership lasted for ten years. Then on July 1, 1997 Bob and Dennis L. O’Toole founded Berger and O’Toole, CPAs, LLC. This partnership has seen the firm grow and move to its current location. On January 1, 2019 Berger and O’Toole, CPAs, LLC merged with Boyle, Hess and Elliott, CPAs to form Berger, Elliott & Pritchard, CPAs, LLC.

Bob focuses on tax planning and wealth management for both individuals and businesses.

Robert is a member of the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Locally, he is involved in the Omaha Executive Association, Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Omaha Public Library Foundation and Omaha Morning Rotary. Bob and his family also have a long and storied history with AK-SAR-BEN.


John S. Elliott, CPA, CVA

John S. Elliott earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Creighton University in 1969.

He has spent his career in both the private and public sectors. He earned his CPA in 1981. John joined Boyle, Hess & Elliott, CPAs in 1985. He became a partner in 1989 and president in 1993. On January 1, 2019 Boyle, Hess and Elliott, CPAs merged with Berger and O’Toole, CPAs, LLC to form Berger, Elliott & Pritchard, CPAs, LLC.

John works closely with business owners and individuals providing them with accounting, tax and business consulting services, business valuations and negotiations, and due diligence. With his insurance expertise, he is also able to provide a wide range of risk management services.

John is a member of the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Locally, John supports both the academic and athletic programs at Creighton University.


Joseph Pritchard, CPA

Joseph J. Pritchard earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Nebraska Wesleyan University 2012. He earned his CPA license in 2014.

Joe started with Berger and O’Toole, CPAs, LLC in 2012. In 2015, Joe moved back to his hometown of Spalding, Nebraska and opened a new branch of the firm there. On January 1, 2019; Joe became a partner in the newly formed Berger, Elliott & Pritchard, CPAs, LLC.

Joe’s area of emphasis is in agricultural business and taxes. He is also a leader in the preparation of profit-sharing audits. He also provides preparation of business and individual income tax returns.

Joe is a member of the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Locally, Joe is the treasurer of the Cottonwood Greens Golf Course and is a member of the Greeley County Fair Board.


Dennis L. O’Toole, CPA

Dennis L. O’Toole earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1974. He earned his CPA license in 1977.

He started his career in 1974, as a junior accountant form Marvin W. Maydew. In 1976, he moved to Jonaitis and Horwich, CPAs. He became a senior accountant/manager in 1981 for George J. Jonaitis, PC. In 1995, he joined with George J. Jonaitis to form Jonaitis and O’Toole, PC. Then in 1997, he and Robert H. Berger founded Berger and O’Toole, CPAs, LLC. On January 1, 2019 Boyle, Hess and Elliott, CPAs merged with Berger and O’Toole, CPAs, LLC Boyle, Hess and Elliott to form Berger, Elliott & Pritchard, CPAs, LLC.

Dennis is a member of the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Dennis enjoys working with family owned businesses with tax planning and succession plans. He is also manages a majority of the audits, reviews and compilations the firms prepares.

In the community, he is on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit, Heart of a Child Ministries. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of VSS Catholic Communications, Inc. which oversees Spirit Catholic Radio. He is also the current Financial Secretary of the Holy Family Knights of Columbus. Dennis has also been a member as well as the chairperson of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church Pastoral Council. He has previously served as the Treasurer of the St. Albert Education Foundation and has been a member of the school’s finance committee.


Stephen A. Jensen

Stephen A. Jensen earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with specializations in Accounting, Finance and Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2008. He earned his enrolled agent license to practice before the IRS in 2018.

He joined the firm in 2010 and became a partner at Berger & O’Toole CPAs, L.L.C. in 2015. On January 1, 2019 Boyle, Hess & Elliott CPAs, P.C. merged with Berger & O’Toole CPAs, L.L.C. to form Berger, Elliott & Pritchard CPAs, L.L.C.

Stephen possesses a strong background in tax research and preparation of business and individual income tax returns as well as tax planning and consulting for individuals and small businesses.

Stephen recently opened a branch office of Berger, Elliott & Pritchard CPAs, L.L.C. on Main Street in Louisville, Nebraska. He also participates in Louisville B.U.I.L.D., a community organization that promotes cooperation between city, civic and business organizations to help grow Louisville. When not working he loves spending time with his wife and two young boys enjoying the outdoors.


Thomas W. Hosier, CPA, PFS, CAP®

Thomas W. Hosier earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Creighton University in 1977. He received his CPA license in March of 1983.

Tom had more than 20 years of accounting and tax experience with the Internal Revenue Service and two local and national accounting firms prior to joining Boyle, Hess and Elliott, CPAs in 2003 as a senior tax manager. On January 1, 2019 Boyle, Hess and Elliott, CPAs merged with Berger and O’Toole, CPAs, LLC to form Berger, Elliott & Pritchard, CPAs, LLC.

Tom focuses on tax planning and wealth management for both individual and business clients. Planning areas include tax return preparation and individual financial planning in areas of retirement, social security strategies, funding for college costs, goal development and estate and gift taxes. Business planning areas include general accounting, cash and fixed asset management.

Tom is one of a select group of CPA’s who have earned the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This certification is only awarded to CPA's who have additional comprehensive financial planning experience and training. Additionally, he is licensed in Life and Health Insurance with the State of Nebraska.

In 2015, Tom received his Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, CAP® designation. Earning the CAP® designation required taking three graduate level courses in philanthropy covering the various impacts of planning for family wealth, charitable giving strategies, and gift planning in a non-profit context.

Tom is a member of the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Locally, he a past President and current treasurer for the Masonic Youth Foundation of Nebraska. He has also previously served on the boards of the Girl Scouts Great Plains Council and Ballet Omaha.