Who We Are
Meriwether, Wilson & Company, PLLC
Meriwether, Wilson and Company PLLC – your Iowa partner for financial excellence. With offices in West Des Moines and Perry, our dedicated team at Meriwether has been delivering audit and tax solutions to businesses and individuals since 1949. We cater to a diverse range of industries and clients.
Our journey has been one of growth and deepening connections with our community. We have evolved into a full-service accounting firm, proudly providing solutions that enable our clients to thrive.
However, our story isn’t just about numbers – it’s about people, partnerships, and the pursuit to financial security. At Meriwether we’re more than just accountants; we’re parents, leaders, community advocates – a diverse team committed to simplifying your financial needs through personalized guidance. We understand the intricacies of managing financial stress while pursuing a fulfilling life and career. Schedule a free consultation today and let us know how we can serve you.
By combining our expertise, experience, and the energy of our staff, each client receives close personal and professional attention. Our goal is to build trusted, long-term client relationships that aid in the development and growth of our clients.
Companies and individuals who choose our firm rely on competent advice and fast, accurate personnel. We provide total financial services to individuals, large and small businesses, and not-for-profit organizations.
Our firm's reputation reflects the high standards we demand of ourselves. Our primary goal as a trusted advisor is to provide insightful, quality customer service in a timely manner that adds value to our clients and enables them to make informed financial decisions. We do not accept anything less from ourselves and this is what we deliver to you.
We feel it is extremely important to continually professionally educate ourselves to improve our technical expertise, financial knowledge and service to our clients.
Our firm’s rich history began in 1949 as a one-man show by Robert L. Meriwether. In 1966, Robert L. Meriwether and Edward J. Wilson merged their organizations into the CPA firm we are today, Meriwether, Wilson and Company, PLLC.
We take pride in our history and even greater pride in our growth. Our firm now has 50+ employees in West Des Moines and Perry, Iowa.
While we are excited about our growth, we always thrive to maintain the local connectedness and personal relationships we have with our clients and community that are the true foundation of our practice. As for the future, it is one of opportunity and excitement.
Robert L. Meriwether
Edward J. Wilson
Stephen L. Koehn
Scott W. Miller
William J. Bauer
Wendy G Wiedner
Jon J. Paulsen
Todd E. Glynn
Benjamin A. Peterson
OUR PEOPLE - WDM
Todd Glynn – CPAMember
Jamie Boess – CPAMember
Wendy Wiedner – CPAMember
John Maahs – CPAMember
Kara Lindhoff – CPAAccounting Associate
Connor Wiseman – CPASenior Accounting Associate
William (Bill) Bauer – CPAMember
Shelby AusmanSenior Accounting Associate
Ben Peterson – CPAMember
Andrew Mercer – CPASenior Accounting Associate
Kathleen GibbonsAdministrative Assistant
Jon Paulsen – CPAMember
Matthew Vogl – CPAManager
Caitlin Cain – CPASenior Accounting Associate
Fran DaughenbaughAdministrative Assistant
Colton LenzAccounting Associate
Travis Kinney – CPASenior Assurant Associate
Ying Li – CPATax Manager
Andrew SchonAccounting Associate
Brandt HeintzAccounting Associate
Julie DetlefsenOffice Manager
Sara WingfieldSmall Business Consultant
Gina GatesDirector of People and Culture
Aaron OstwinkleDirector of IT
Carter HoveyAccounting Associate
OUR PEOPLE - PERRY
Elaina ClaytonAdministrative Assistant
Jennifer OakesAccountant I
Cindy StevensAccountant II
Barry Boorn – CPAMember
Julie BelgardeAccountant II
Darren Lindstrom – CPAMember
Nicki BrownAdministrative Assistant
Leticia JacobsonEnrolled Agent
Cody Brandes – CPASenior Accounting Associate
Nick Siebrecht – CPASenior Associate
Megan AnnearAdministrative Assistant
Merry RidnourAccountant II
Eric Miller – CPASenior Accounting Associate
Puppy Jake Foundation
We partnered with the Puppy Jake Foundation to raise supplies and money to help train service dogs for Veterans. They brought some of the puppies in during tax season as a stress reliever!
Christmas Wishes for Children’s Cancer Connections
We bought, wrapped and delivered gifts for families affected by Childhood Cancer through the Children’s Cancer Connection (CCC). And had a hot cocoa bar to spice up the festivities of wrapping.
Alex Lemonade Stand Charity Golf
We partnered with our client Northwestern Mutual for a charity golf outing to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Blank Children's Hospital. Meriwether sponsored a hole as well as sent a foursome to golf.
Grays Lake Trail Maintenance
A group from our office used their VTO to help the City of DSM enhance the trail that goes around Gray’s Lake. Maintenance Crew!
Rotary Park Clean Up
A group from Meriwether used their PTO to help the Johnston Rotary Club clean up Lew Clarkson Park.