McGowen Hurst Clark Smith Promotes Nate Beck to Tax Principal

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (SEPTEMBER 23, 2019) – McGowen Hurst Clark Smith (MHCS), a certified public accounting and business advisory firm, announces the promotion of Nate Beck, CPA from Tax Director to Tax Principal effective immediately overseeing the Tax Department with the company. He assumed the role earlier last month and will continue to work from the firm’s West Des Moines office location.

Nate is originally from Guthrie Center, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with his Bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Accounting. With over 14 years of experience in the accounting industry, Nate joined MHCS in September 2014 and our leadership team, working alongside the seven shareholders of the firm. He will continue to partner with our individual and business clients to assist with tax planning, business valuation services, and litigation expert services among all of the specialized industries.

“Nate’s understanding of the industry, professionalism, and insight is appreciated and well received by many. His approach is an ideal fit with our culture and exceeds client expectations and he creates a welcoming and productive work environment for our team members. It’s a pleasure to have Nate on our leadership team and we look forward to his future efforts,” shared Dave Farnsworth CPA, Managing Partner.

McGowen Hurst Clark Smith (MHCS) is a Top 300 CPA and business consulting firm in the U.S. and one of the most established and largest Iowa-based CPA firms. MHCS partners with individuals and business client organizations in over 40 states among many different industries, leading in transportation and logistics, real estate and construction, health care, and not-for-profits. Beyond offering a complete range of accounting, assurance, business advisory, and tax services, MHCS brings thought leadership and effective and timely solutions in the highest quality to each client. MHCS has been recognized for a variety of awards over 70 years including Best Accounting Firm to Work For, Top Workplace in Iowa, Best Company in Iowa for Work/Life Balance, and Best Accounting Firm in Des Moines. MHCS is also an active member of ISCPA and CPAmerica, Inc. At MHCS, we have a passionate commitment to responsive personal service, and this is reflected in everything we do for you. To connect and learn more, visit