About Us

Cruise & Associates are members of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce, Albion Chamber of Commerce, and Columbus Downtown Business Association.

 

Our Mission

Cruise & Associates is a regional accounting firm with offices in Columbus, Omaha and Albion, Nebraska. Our offices have been working with individuals, businesses and farm clients for over 20 years. We currently have more than 140 corporate and partnership clients, 170 sole proprietorship/farm clients, 100 landlords and 900 individual clients that trust Cruise & Associates to help take care of their income tax, business, and financial services’ needs. We work with our clients year-round helping them reduce their tax burdens and improve profitability.

Our goal is to educate our clients and provide them with the best customer service possible. Each client is assigned to a dedicated accountant that works with them year in and year out, allowing them to know you and your business personally.   Each accountant has a goal to return your phone call or email by the end of the next business day, if not sooner. Your accountant will have scheduled meetings with you up to three times a year, dependent upon the service you choose. These meetings focus on improving the profitability of your business and decreasing your tax burden…so you only pay your fair share, and not a penny more.

 

Our Associates

Rob Cruise

Robert F. Cruise, E.A.
President/Founder – Albion, Columbus & Omaha
robc@cruise-associates.net

Mr. Cruise is the President of Cruise & Associates. He founded the company over 20 years ago with the goal of providing an integrated, personalized approach to an individual’s income tax, business and financial life. Rob has obtained certification as an Enrolled Agent (EA), which is a federal license allowing him unlimited practice rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. He regularly represents taxpayers requiring basic audit issues, advanced collection issues, appeals cases, and tax court cases. He holds the following securities registrations for the FINRA series 6, 7, 63, 66 and insurance licenses for life, health and annuities. Robert F. Cruise offers securities and investment advisory services through H. Beck, Inc., which is unaffiliated with Cruise & Associates. For more than 20 years, Mr. Cruise has been professionally managing money for clients. Rob currently serves as President of the Columbus Noon Rotary. He is an active entrepreneur who operates several businesses and is a real estate investor, who owns, operates, develops and re-develops properties. Rob enjoys golf, theatre, travel and a good bottle of wine.


JoannaBrowerJoanna Brower
Accountant – Columbus
joannab@cruise-associates.com

Ms. Brower is a 2001 graduate from Central Community College and has been a member of the Cruise & Associates team since 2002. She specializes in non-filers, payroll tax law and business accounting including QuickBooks consulting. Joanna enjoys gardening and fishing.


Jackie

Jackie Voichoskie, E.A.
Accountant – Albion & Columbus
jackiev@cruise-associates.com

Ms. Voichoskie has been an Enrolled Agent since 2002 and is a 2011 graduate from Bellevue University. She has been a member of the Cruise & Associates team since 2014. Prior to joining our team she worked more than 18 years with various accounting firms in the Omaha area. She specializes in individual taxes, business tax law and business accounting, inclusive of QuickBooks consulting. Jackie enjoys camping, attending family sporting and school events.


Pete HengPete Heng
Accountant – Omaha
peteh@cruise-associates.com

Mr. Heng is a 1991 graduate from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and has been a member of the Cruise & Associates team since 2011. Prior to joining our team he owned and operated several businesses and was the Vice President of Finance for a large advertising agency in the Omaha area. He specializes in accounting for restaurants & bars, as well as individual and business income tax. Pete enjoys golfing and traveling in his spare time.


Amanda_Franzen-originalAmanda Franzen
Seasonal Accountant – Columbus
amandaf@cruise-associates.com

Ms. Franzen is a 2012 graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan and has been a part-time, seasonal employee of the Cruise & Associates team since 2016. She is an EMT for the Rising City Fire & Rescue Department and previously worked at Kobza Motors. Amanda enjoys camping, spending time with family, hunting, volunteering on the fire department and umpiring softball.


Andrew AndersonAndrew Anderson
Bookkeeper – Columbus
andrewa@cruise-associates.com

Mr. Anderson is a 2010 graduate from Central Community College and has been a member of the Cruise & Associates team since 2011. Prior to joining our team he spent six years working in the construction industry. He specializes in construction accounting, payroll and QuickBooks consulting. Andrew enjoys archery and traveling.


Heather NortheyHeather Northey
Bookkeeper – Columbus
heathern@cruise-associates.com

Ms. Northey has been a member of the Cruise & Associates team since 2010. Prior to joining our team, she spent three years working in the collections industry. She specializes in collection law, accounting and QuickBooks consulting. Heather enjoys watching her kids play sports, reading and spending time tanning at the lake.


Emma Hart
Bookkeeper – ColumbusEmmaHart
emmah@cruise-associates.com

Ms. Hart has been a member of the Cruise & Associates Team since 2013. She worked part-time during the 2014 & 2015 tax seasons and joined us full time in 2015. She is a 2015 graduate from Central Community College with an Associate’s of Arts Degree in Accounting. Emma enjoys playing volleyball and softball.


Dave

Dave Huber
Vice President of Client Development – Albion, Columbus & Omaha
daveh@cruise-associates.com

Mr. Huber is a 1978 graduate from Hastings College and has been a member of the Cruise & Associates team since 2003. He was a financial planner for 12 years prior to joining the Cruise & Associates team. His responsibilities at Cruise & Associates include marketing, client relations, and helping new clients transition from their former accounting firm to Cruise & Associates. Dave enjoys golfing, traveling and volunteering.


Monica NortheyMonica Northey
Operations Manager – Columbus
monican@cruise-associates.com

Ms. Northey is a 1999 graduate from Cerritos Community College and has been a member of the Cruise & Associates team since 2006. Prior to joining our team she worked in banking for six years. Her responsibilities at Cruise & Associate include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the firm. Monica enjoys going to her grandchildren’s activities, weaving and cross-stitching.


Barbara BuresKristin Miller
Client Engagement & Public Relations Associate – Columbus
kristinm@cruise-associates.com

Ms. Miller is a 1987 graduate of Central Community College and has been a member of the Cruise & Associates team since 2014. Prior to joining our team she was an administrative assistant of 18 years with Columbus Public Schools. Her responsibilities at Cruise & Associates include educating clients and providing administrative support for the firm. Kris enjoys music, crafting, genealogy, traveling and spending time with friends and family.


William Davlin

William “B.J.” Davlin
Client Development Specialist – Albion, Columbus & Omaha
williamd@cruise-associates.com

Mr. Davlin is a 2006 graduate of Central Community College and has been a member of the Cruise & Associates Team since 2015. Prior to joining our team he spent 6 ½ years working at a call center as an Operations Supervisor and Training Coordinator. His responsibilities at Cruise & Associates include managing all new client marketing. B.J. enjoys spending time with his family, producing electronic music and gaming.


JeriRussell1Jerilyn Russell
Receptionist – Columbus
jerilynr@cruise-associates.com

Ms. Russell attended Central Community College and joined the Cruise & Associates team in 2016. Prior to joining our team she spent the previous nine years working at Columbus Public Schools. Jerilyn has been involved in mentoring teens and enjoys crafts, listening to music, taking walks and making jewelry.