About Our Firm
Get to know us! We are committed to going above and beyond for our clients to understand and grow alongside each client’s situation.
We act with honesty and professionalism and are trustworthy
We constantly look for inspiration and seek to improve the way we do things
We are dedicated to adding value to our clients and opportunities for our members through long term sustainable growth
Who We Are
Our Team of Experts
It’s a numbers game and we never miss a chance for growth. Murphy, Coe, & Smith, PLLC. is a team of outstanding professionals. We have a diverse clientele base that continues to come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships, whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.
Lou Ann Murphy
Lou Ann Murphy, CPA has been with the firm since 1989 and is a Partner with the firm in the Osage office as well as overseeing the Nashua office. Lou Ann oversees the entire firm and…
Christopher Smith, CPA has been with the firm since 2008 and is a Partner with the firm in the Osage office as well as overseeing the Riceville office. He is responsible for key client relationships…
Amy Coe, CPA joined the firm in 2002 and is a Partner of the firm in Osage. She is responsible for several key client relationships, working with a variety of clients and industries. …
Ty Laube has been with the firm since 1999 working in the Osage and the Nashua office. He is responsible for accounting and tax preparation of individual, partnership and…
Staci Herrick has been with the firm since 2008. She is an experienced tax professional and assists with the preparation of individual, partnership corporate and nonprofit tax returns.
Josh Smith has been with the firm since 2013. He is an experienced tax professional and assists with the preparation of individual, partnership, corporate and nonprofit tax returns…
Loralei Brandau began working for the firm in 2016. Loralei obtained her Associate of Arts degree in 2013 from Hawkeye Community College. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with…
Josie Gooder Hrdlicka
Josie Gooder Hrdlicka, CPA has been with the firm since 2017 working mainly out of the Cresco office. Josie joined MCS as partner in 2022.
Erin Kiefer joined the firm in 2019 after graduating from Viterbo University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting. Erin currently resides in Osage, IA.
Brandy Watenphul joined the firm in 2019. She graduated from North Iowa Area Community College in 2018 with an Associates of Arts degree. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Becky Mauer grew up in Osage and graduated from Osage High School in 1985. She then graduated from Rochester Technical and Community College as a registered and certified dental assistant. She worked in Rochester until…
Years of experience
Withstanding years of service that brings success to our clients.
Sharing our visions with our clients drives our mission stronger.
Bringing satisfaction to our clients through professionalism, competence, and solicitude.
The continuous improvement of our knowledge, technical expertise and service is essential to your growth and success, as well as our vision to be the premier firm of choice. We are committed to the highest professional standards of ethics and integrity. With laws and regulations constantly changing we are continuously improving our knowledge and expanding our professional education each year to attain the highest levels of knowledge and skills to exceed our client’s expectations. All of our CPA’s receive annual continuing education in the areas in which they practice and stay up to date with new laws and regulations that may affect our clientele.
Aside from continuing professional education, our firm maintains its high level of competence through its membership with the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants. We are in compliance with all registration and permit requirements relating to the practice of public accounting in the State of Iowa. The firm has a current Permit to Practice for the State of Iowa and all CPA’s have current licenses and Permits to Practice in the State of Iowa.
Our firm’s commitment to high standards and integrity is demonstrated by its participation in the peer review program, in which independent CPAs conduct a review of our compliance with quality control standards.
Contact Us Today
All of us at Murphy, Coe & Smith, PLLC. strive to support our clients, not only at tax time, but throughout the year. From expert bookkeeping, accounting, and payroll services to support our clients’ regular day-to-day financial needs, to year- long tax planning strategies, we’re ready to help support you and your business