McGowen Hurst Clark Smith Announces Name Change to MHCS


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (January 18, 2021) – McGowen Hurst Clark Smith, one of the largest local CPA firms in central Iowa, announced this month that they will be operating under the name MHCS, effective immediately. This rebranding strategy reflects the evolution and modernization of the company, as well as its vision for the future. The company’s ownership and staff have not changed.

Managing Shareholder, Dave Farnsworth, stated, “After celebrating 75 years in business, we brought our team together to look ahead to the next 75 years. We refined our vision for the future that will deliver real value in the long run, then strategized the precise steps necessary to get there. Today, we are proud to take the first steps into that tomorrow as one firm under one name - MHCS.”

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As one of the largest local accounting firms in central Iowa, MHCS has provided a variety of services to individuals and businesses for over 75 years. With locations in West Des Moines and Winterset, along with remote workers outside of Iowa, MHCS is proud to serve our clients in audit and assurance services, tax planning and preparation, business advisory and consulting services, client accounting services, financial planning, and much more. The firm has been honored with a variety of awards over the years including being named one of Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For in the nation, Des Moines Business Record’s annual Best of Des Moines Event – Accounting Category, as well as the Des Moines Register’s Top Workplaces in Iowa in Small Businesses and Best Company for Work/Life Balance.