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About Us

About Our Firm

Rhodes, Wieder & Ellis, PC Certified Public Accountants (RWE) was established in 2008 through the merger of 3 small, well-established firms (in existence for a combined 53 years) to form one of the larger firms in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa area.  RWE prides itself by providing a variety of timely, quality services that a larger firm can offer, while maintaining the close personal relationships mostly characterized with small sole practitioner firms.   RWE and its staff concentrates its expertise on a variety of small business and nonprofit organizations, self-employed individuals in a variety of industries.  RWE also takes care of working families and retired individuals.

Scott D. Rhodes, CPA, the managing shareholder, has been in public accounting for over 22 years.  His experience includes working at local and international CPA firms, servicing many clients in the construction, manufacturing, retail, distribution, real estate, information technology and service industries, with revenues ranging from $10,000 to $100,000,000.

RWE provides services to small businesses so clients may concentrate their efforts on matters associated with running a successful business. Such services are comprised of payroll check processing, payroll, sales and income tax return planning and preparation, accounts receivable and payable maintenance, general ledger accounting, monthly and year-end financial statement compilations, reviews and audits. 

Along with helping new start-up companies choose the correct legal entity status, RWE assists with the preparation of forecasts and projections.  RWE also finds solutions for troubled companies or assists them with winding down affairs.  RWE partners itself with clients toward furthering growth by assisting them with succession planning, establishing budgets and retirement plans, as well as implementing economic, operational and tax saving strategies.  RWE also provides litigation support and representation services to individuals and businesses during the course of a governmental examination.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Rhodes, Wieder & Ellis, P.C. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Rhodes, Wieder & Ellis, P.C. receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Scott Rhodes, CPA

scott@rwecpa.com (515) 244-9606 Ext. 202

RWE President/CEO. Business Consulting. Financial Statement Reporting & Analysis, Audit, Review and Compilation Services. Income Tax Planning, Advice & Preparation. Representation services during government examinations of tax returns.

Deb Illingworth

deb@rwecpa.com (515) 244-9606 Ext. 201

Administrative Assistant, Reception & Scheduling

Gary Rhodes

gary@rwecpa.com (515) 244-9606 Ext. 206

Business and Individual Income Tax Services

Rose Shepherd

rose@rwecpa.com 515) 244-9606 Ext. 210

Monthly Accounting/Bookkeeping Services. Payroll Services. Sales Tax Services.

Carol Silzer

carol@rwecpa.com 515) 244-9606 Ext. 212

Monthly Accounting/Bookkeeping Services. Payroll Services. Sales Tax Services.

Kirk Reinert, CPA

kirk@rwecpa.com (515) 244-9606 Ext. 217

Business & Individual Income Tax Services. Monthly Accounting/Bookkeeping Services. Payroll Services. Sales Tax Services.

Mike Allen

mikea@rwecpa.cvom 515-244-9606

Monthly Accounting/Bookkeeping Services. Business and Individual Income Tax Services.

Sandy Bauer

sandy@rwecpa.com 515-244-9606

Receptionist