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Our Service to our Community

"Thanks, once again, to our long-time partner and supporter McGowen, Hurst, Clark and Smith (MHC&S) on another very successful Bowl For Kids’ Sake (BFKS) supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa. I think it is especially fitting that MHC&S (in their 25th consecutive year of bowling and fundraising) raised a record amount of money this year for children in our community who benefit from our programs and services.  We are thrilled to have them as a partner and staunch supporter of our mission. Thank you to all who participate!"
Nancy Muecke, CEO
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Iowa

McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith believes in and encourages our professionals to have strong community involvement.  In addition to our many

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kid's Sake, 2016

group events of volunteering, each team member is given 8 hours per year of paid of VTO (Volunteer Time-Off) to assist a charity of their choice.   The talents and leadership abilities of our professionals are evidenced in their volunteering and active participation in a wide variety of organizations. We believe no firm can be stronger than its community. We are proud of this long-standing support and ongoing effort of involvement in the community. 

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Day of Caring - Meals from the Heartland

As a firm, we participate in several community events and sponsor many non-profit organizations. A few of them include, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Des Moines Art Festival,  Day Care for Exceptional Children,  Toys for Tots,  Food Bank of Des Moines,  Women’s Shelter of Des Moines,  Wildwood Camp for Children, Prevent Child Abuse, Youth Emergency Services Shelter, Meals From The Heartland, the Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa and many more.

While our community service participation helps us reaffirm our dedication to the Greater Des Moines nonprofit sector, it also offers us an opportunity to recognize first-hand the impact of our work and its value, and come together with like-minded friends who want to make things in our community today a little better than they were yesterday.

Winterset Office
Members of our Winterset office visit with clients at a weekly Chamber coffee

MHC&S Named West Des Moines Business of the Year   

MHC&S also supports our business communities.  We are active members of The Greater Des Moines Partnership, The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, and eight other area chambers including the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, where our Winterset office is located.  

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Robert McGowen accepting the firm's award for 34 years of membership with CPAmerica

Professional Affiliations

MHC&S is a member of CPAmerica International, an exclusive association of leading independent accounting firms. CPAmerica offers a wide pool of additional technical expertise

to its members' firms, as well as continuing professional education necessary to maintain the degree of excellence which we feel is vital in today’s business environment. We are also a member of the Iowa Society of CPA’s, where many of our team members are actively involved on committees and hold board positions. In addition we are members of the American Institute of CPA's.