MHCS Announces Appointment of New Shareholder


WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (JANUARY 20, 2021) – McGowen Hurst Clark Smith (MHCS), a certified public accounting and business advisory firm, announces the promotion of Nate Beck, CPA from Tax Principal to Shareholder, effective immediately.

Nate joined MHCS in September 2014 and leads the Tax department. 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 previous experience in the accounting industry, Nate works with a wide variety of clients in his capacity of the leading the firm’s tax department. In addition, Nate is actively involved in the firm’s business valuation and litigation support practice areas.

“We are excited to watch Nate grow in his new role. He continues to lead the Tax Department with the current industry knowledge needed to proactively assist our clients and their unique situations. Nate truly embodies the service and dedication that MHCS values. We are proud to see him lead and grow into the future,” said Managing Shareholder, Dave Farnsworth, CPA.


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