Brooks Lodden, P.C. is a larger, single office, CPA firm based in West Des Moines seeking candidates on the 150-hour track that are looking for a great opportunity for a career in public accounting. The position entails a mixture of audit and tax, working with mid-market clientele. We offer a great learning environment, minimal travel, and competitive salary and benefit packages, including CPA exam assistance.

We provide a well-rounded experience in public accounting with exposure to numerous industries including high net worth individuals/families, non-profit, construction, real estate and manufacturing.

Desired Qualifications:

Accounting Majors seeking 150 hour track
Strong PC skills

Interested?  Send resume and unofficial transcript to Emily Van Kley, Firm Administrator at




Brooks Lodden, P.C. has offered a full-time Spring Internship (co-op) program for over 16 years.  We recruit students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th year of the accounting program that have an interest in pursuing public accounting as a career choice.  Students take the semester off to work as a full-time staff person in our tax department. It’s an immersive experience in income taxes, the public accounting environment, and Brooks Lodden, P.C.

This is an excellent opportunity for accounting students from the Des Moines area or those studying at nearby colleges and universities.  Many of our past interns have gone on to work for us full-time upon graduation.

Interested?  Send resume and unofficial transcript to Emily Van Kley, Firm Administrator at




 Due to continued growth, Brooks Lodden, P.C., a West Moines CPA firm is looking to hire experienced tax and audit professionals.  The firm has been in existence for over 60 years and is well known for its quality service and commitment to its staff.

In my opinion what makes the firm the best CPA firm in town to work for is:

  • Minimal Travel– The staff in the firm average less than 3 weeks a year in overnight travel. This is considerably less than larger firms where staff can expect to travel 20% to 40% of the time.
  • Opportunity for Advancement– There is tremendous opportunity to move up the ladder if you are the right individual.  Three of the five shareholders of the firm are 57 or older. If an individual can provide quality service, mentor staff, and help grow the practice this could be a great opportunity to become a senior leader in the firm very quickly.
  • Awesome clients and staff are decision makers– The firm serves middle market clients who need and want expert advice from the firm.  At Brooks Lodden, P.C. the clients want more than just an opinion audit or tax return, they rely on the firm and its staff to provide them with advice on strategic initiatives, growth opportunities, and managing risk in an ever increasingly complex world.  The firm’s staff get to be involved with business advisory type projects much sooner that at larger national firms.  The firm’s staff also have their ideas on how to improve the firm heard and acted upon.
  • BDO Alliance– The firm is part of the BDO Alliance which gives the firm access to a nationwide organization of CPA firms and the expertise and experience of one of the country’s largest CPA and consulting firms.  You will get the personal attention of being with a smaller firm but the learning and development opportunities of a large firm, the best of both worlds!

The firm is looking for quality staff and managers with 3 to 10+ years of experience.  If you are interested, please contact shareholders, John Lamale or Brent Alexander, at (515) 223-7300 for further details.

Lawrence Advisory Services and Brooks Lodden, P.C. Announce New Agreement

Lawrence Advisory Services and Brooks Lodden, P.C. Announce New Agreement

Lawrence Advisory Services (LAS) President, Toby Lawrence, and Brooks Lodden, P.C. (BLPC) Managing Shareholder, Ted Lodden, jointly announced that the two firms have entered into a revenue and profit sharing arrangement. Together the two firms will offer various valued added consulting services. The arrangement will allow both firms to grow and provide various consulting services such as information technology security and network support services, risk management including loan review and internal audit, profit improvement, mergers and acquisitions assistance, and various other valued added services.

Ted Lodden stated “Our goal is to always bring value and provide timely professional service to our clients. We believe this arrangement is in line with these core values and will provide even more opportunities for our staff.”

Toby Lawrence is a former senior partner with two national certified public accounting firms, McGladrey, LLP and CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP and previously founded and served as the President and CEO of a community bank. More information on Mr. Lawrence and LAS can be found on the company’s website at The web site for BLPC is located at

Toby Lawrence stated “I have heard of the outstanding reputation of Brooks Lodden, P.C. for years. I am very excited and honored to work with such a great firm. Having this arrangement will give my young firm much needed depth and allow me to gain valuable insight from the talented shareholders and staff at the firm.” LAS is now housed from the West Des Moines office of BLPC, which is located at 1441 29th Street, Suite 305.