MHCS names Glen Swanson, CPA to Chief Financial Officer


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (August 20, 2020) – McGowen Hurst Clark Smith (MHCS) announced today that former Assurance Manager, Glen Swanson will be promoted to his new role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately. Swanson has been with MHCS since November 2018 and has over 14 years of experience working in the accounting industry.

Swanson is originally from Spooner, Wisconsin and attended Trinity Christian College in southwest Chicago, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. Currently, Glen lives in Pella with his wife and three children. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family, doing home improvement projects, reading, and cheering for the Chicago Bears. Glen also stays active in his community by serving as the treasurer of Pella Christian Grade School and the Heart of Iowa Student Tuition Organization.

“Since he started at MHCS, Glen has shown a wealth of knowledge within our industry and is dedicated to providing a quality service to our clients. Glen knows our business and shares our values, so we are excited to see him take this next step with MHCS as we continue to grow,” said Dave Farnsworth, Managing Shareholder.

As CFO, Swanson will join MHCS’ Management and Executive Committee and lead the finance and accounting functions of the firm.

As one of the largest local accounting firms in central Iowa, MHCS has provided a variety of services to individuals and businesses for nearly 75 years. With locations in 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.


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