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McGowen Hurst Clark Smith

McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C. is one the oldest and largest local public accounting firms in Central Iowa. Founded in 1946, we proudly celebrate serving our clients for over 70 years. Between 1946 and now, MHC&S has grown from 3 employees to over 70 and has two offices in West Des Moines and Winterset, Iowa.

Our organization helps people; we don't sell to them. MHC&S offers a wide variety of services to our clients. In addition to traditional services of tax preparation, audits, business consulting and accounting, we offer our clients expertise in fraud detection and deterrence, QuickBooks consulting, business valuations, estate and retirement planning, business succession planning, payroll, R&D tax credits, cost segregation studies and much more. Our affiliate, Wealth Advisors of Iowa, offers our clients financial planning and investment services with the expertise of both a CPA and a CFP(R).

Our goal is to be a strategic partner to provide our clients with all the services they need to not only maintain, but also grow their businesses. We consider each of them among our MHC&S family.
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At MHCS, our dynamic, collaborative and inclusive firm empowers our people with tailored career pathways and clear opportunities for personal growth. We communicate transparently, acting as one firm and our people exhibit true ownership in their roles. We value operational excellence and invest in technology, people, and process to achieve it. We are valued across Iowa for our expertise in the areas of transportation, healthcare, and CAS. Our partnerships with our clients and our network allow us to serve as hands-on advisors and connectors, helping our clients solve challenges and capitalize on opportunities. As a firm we are innovative, change-ready and forward-looking.... Read more


Providing outstanding professional services while acting as proactive business partners with our clients. Providing a work environment that enables our firm members to achieve their personal and professional goals.... Read more

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Values Statement: McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith conducts business in a manner consistent with the following values. We use these values to guide us in making day-to-day decisions on how to best carry out our mission. We seek to attract clients and team members who share these values.... Read more


We are committed to the highest professional standards of ethics and integrity. We strive for an environment in which our clients and team members can trust and depend on our relationship.


West Des Moines, IA


84 US Employees


Certified Public Accountants & Consultants

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