About Us

With McGowen Hurst Clark Smith you get a team of outstanding professionals including CPA’s, accountants, and consultants. Our mix of professional staff tends to have a higher percentage of shareholders, directors, managers and other senior associates than many other firms. This mix allows us to assign experienced personnel to our engagements, with the added benefit of reduced turnover. We choose to focus on our local communities because we take great pride in serving the people in our communities. Our dedication to service not only fosters professional excellence, but also encourages personal growth in each team member while providing our clients with thought leadership and depth of expertise.

Our connectivity is growing with two offices in Iowa located in West Des Moines and Winterset, along with team members working outside of Iowa. Founded in 1946, MHCS is one of the oldest and largest local firms in Central Iowa. We celebrate over 70 years of providing our clients with tax and accounting, auditing, and business advisory and consulting expertise. Over the years, our firm has grown from 2 to 78 employees, making us large enough to provide our clients with a broad base of experience and resources, yet small enough to offer very personalized service --which sets us apart from other CPA firms. We enjoy working together. We are one firm – one family. Our people welcome you to our family!

Professional Affiliations

MHCS is a member of CPAmerica International, an exclusive association of leading independent accounting firms. CPAmerica offers a wide pool of additional technical expertise to its members' firms, as well as continuing professional education necessary to maintain the degree of excellence which we feel is vital in today’s business environment. We are also a member of the Iowa Society of CPA’s, where many of our team members are actively involved on committees and hold board positions. In addition, we are members of the American Institute of CPA's.

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