Virtual CFO

While any business would benefit from the work of a chief financial officer, many organizations don’t have the means to make that a reality. Our team offers the expertise of a CFO, without the high investment, including high-level consulting and analyses to provide predictions, projections and reports. It’s the perfect complement to our controllership and outsourced accounting offerings to create a cohesive financial atmosphere for your organization.


The day-to-day financial operations of a business can be overwhelming. Our controllership experts can offer solutions to your organization in place of a full-time controller, including financial statements, general ledgers, cost accounting, accounts payable and receivable and more.

Outsourced Accounting

We understand that many small- to mid-sized businesses don’t have the resources to staff their own accounting department. We offer outsourced accounting solutions to fit your particular needs. Visit our Outsourced Account Page Here.

Consulting for QuickBooksTM

You’ve invested your time, money, and energy into the growth of your business, and you need systems that support your success. Whether you’re just getting started or replacing your existing accounting system, our team can help you make your transition to QuickBooks both effective and efficient. Our QuickBooks advisors provide a variety of tips and tricks to maximize your financial and business management capabilities to fit your needs or develop your skillset.


Let us handle your payroll needs so you can focus running your business. As your payroll partner, we will handle all your needs, including check processing and printing, direct deposit, W-2 processing, filing quarterly and annual payroll taxes, and reporting.

Accounting Systems Consulting

With the rapid change in technology, if you haven’t considered upgrading your accounting system, you are probably running inefficiently, causing you some pain points. Our team can help you solve these pain points. With the growing world of applications, many of your issues can be solved by adding one or more applications to your standalone accounting program. Our team can guide you from selection to implementation of these systems. The potential with these applications can be to save you and your accounting team up to 40 hours per month in your day to day operations.

What Our Clients Are Saying

"I have been working with McGowen Hurst Clark Smith for over 3 years now. They are very professional, personable, and easy to work with. They are always there to answer any of my questions and to help find solutions to my issues. The client accounting services team is wonderful to work with. Thank you!”

Amy Thiel, Office Manager
Exterior Sheet Metal

"Finances and accounting are not my passion! Dressing women is. MHCS allows me to imerse myself in the things that bring me joy, what I love doing, and what I’m good at. I leave the rest to MHCS. I know that the financial side of my small retail business is covered – monthly financial statements to year-end taxes, MHCS has lightened my workload and added a real element of organization to the accounting side of my business."

Mary Langen, Owner
Silver Fox

"We have only been with MHCS for a few months but moving to them has been the best decision for our organization and I wish we would have done it sooner. Our accountants are extremely knowledgeable, not only about accounting and internal controls, but also about our organization, how we function, and what we need as we grow. They have lightened our workload tremendously by helping implement new software to be more efficient. What impresses me most about our accounting team is the prompt communication and delivery of work. Overall, they are a delight to work with and I couldn’t be happier with their services."

Amira Islamagic, BSHCA, RMA, Director of Operations
Iowa Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology PC