DES MOINES, IOWA – Heather Townsend-Macan has joined BKD CPAs & Advisors as a partner in the firm’s Des Moines office. She joins BKD National Commercial Services Group, where she will provide leadership for audit and advisory services for clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, food and agriculture, telecommunications, technology, transportation, energy and retail.

“It is a privilege to be joining such a wonderful group of talented individuals in the Des Moines practice at BKD,” Townsend-Macan said. “I could not be more thrilled to be joining a firm that’s so focused on unmatched client service and putting people first.”

Townsend-Macan brings deep knowledge and experience to her new role in Des Moines following 27 years with a large international firm. Her specialties include advising and auditing public and large privately held companies ranging in revenue up to $3 billion in a variety of industries including manufacturing and distribution, retail, pharmaceutical and specialty finance. Her experience encompasses a variety of significant financial and reporting functions including financial reporting, international operations, acquisitions and divestitures, internal controls, taxation and operational controls.

“I’m delighted that Heather has joined the BKD team,” said Managing Partner Jeff Naig. “Her experience and history of service excellence builds on our practice’s capabilities. I’m eager to introduce her to our friends and clients in the Des Moines area.”

Townsend-Macan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and an MBA from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri. She is a licensed CPA and member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Missouri Society of CPAs. She has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and was named among the Kansas City Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business in 2010.

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