Located in West Des Moines, Iowa with a branch office in Winterset, Iowa, McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C. celebrates 65 years of extending excellent service to our clients, providing them with accounting, auditing, consulting and investment expertise.
Established in 1946, our staff has grown from 3 to 60 employees, making us large enough to provide our clients with a broad base of experience and resources, yet small enough to offer very personalized service—which we feel makes us stand apart from other CPA firms. In addition to the traditional services of Accounting, Tax Preparation, Audit and Business Consulting, MHC&S offers our clients specialized services including Estate Planning, Business Valuations, Cost Segregation Studies, Retirement Planning, QuickBooks Training, Financial Advisory Services, Fraud Detection and Deterrence, Business Succession Planning, Litigation Support and more.
MHC&S is a member of CPAmerica International, Inc., a national association of accounting firms offering membership to only 90 firms throughout the United States. This association offers a wide pool of additional technical expertise to the members firms, as well as continuing professional education necessary to maintain the degree of excellence which MHC&S feels is vital in today’s business environment.
Kathi Koenig, CPA
Kathi Koenig earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and completed business and accounting courses at Drake University. Prior to joining MHC&S in 1987, Kathi worked in the private accounting industry for 10 years. As a partner in the firm, Kathi’s area of expertise is in small business consulting and tax planning, specializing in the health care field. Kathi is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants, where she has been on the board of directors and continues to serve on various committees. Kathi is also a member and past president of the American Society of Women Accountants, Business and Professional Women of Des Moines, Central Iowa Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Women’s Reciprocity Breakfast Club and the Joy Breakfast Club. She is also a licensed pilot.