We make it our business to knows yours very, very well.

Cain Ellsworth is not all things to all people. Instead, we specialize in serving small to medium sized businesses in banking, manufacturing, property and casualty insurance, plus a variety of other industries. And we dedicate significant resources to assure that we are well-informed in each of them.

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Learn more about our three key industries.

Community Banking
  • Before moving to Cain Ellsworth, we had never received our audit report, tax returns, and K-1s back with such quick turnaround.

    President & CEO, Community Bank Iowa

For 50 years, Cain Ellsworth has provided expert business accounting, tax planning and tax preparation, consulting and assurance services to community banks throughout the Midwest. We believe local banks lead strong communities. Cain Ellsworth values the contribution made by independently owned banks and want to help these banks grow and thrive.

We believe our growth in this niche stems from our deep commitment to deliver results. Our approach is to establish a personal relationship with each client in order to understand their specific needs and issues, and to offer honest advice and feedback that cultivates mutual trust. We stay in touch. And we keep our fingers on the pulse of Midwestern banking through our active involvement in numerous banking organizations.

Accounting & Auditing

  • Director’s Examinations
  • Federal Reserve Reporting
  • Holding Company Financial Statements
  • Financial Statement Audits
  • Financial Projections

Tax & Tax Planning

  • Income Tax Planning
  • Income Tax Return Preparation
  • Income Tax Transaction Consulting

Consulting Services

  • Holding Company Formation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Compensation Strategies
  • Succession Planning
  • Buy-Sell Agreement Assistance
  • Shareholder Presentations
  • IRS Representation
  • We know that Cain Ellsworth is looking out for our best interests, all of the time.

    President, Iowa Manufacturing Company

Cain Ellsworth is in business to help our clients succeed, pure and simple. And for five decades, we’ve done just that for manufacturing clients throughout the Midwest.

If your company needs professional manufacturing accountants along with tax planning, assurance and management consulting services – all aimed at contributing to bottom-line improvements – we’d like to talk. Our team of manufacturing accountants and tax planning experts will work as your business “partner,” giving you immediate access to the best possible guidance, advice and feedback.

Use us to simplify and resolve your manufacturing accounting issues, including sales tax, payroll tax, multi-state, and other tax obligations. Call on us to help control costs, manage inventory, attract and retain talent, compete in a global market, or deal with family and other business partners. Whatever your tax, manufacturing accounting or management need, we’ve got the expertise to help.

Manufacturing Accounting Services

  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll Services & Support
  • Financial Statement Preparation & Analysis
  • Audit, Review, and Compilation
  • Tax Planning & Preparation
  • Taxpayer Representation in IRS/State Tax Audits
  • Multi-State Tax Analysis & Planning
  • Sales & Use Tax


  • Business Management
  • Profitability Enhancement
  • Research & Development Tax Credit Studies
  • Cost Segregation Studies
  • Inventory Control
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Valuation
  • Litigation Support
  • Estate Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Benchmarking
  • Cash Flow Projections & Procedures
Property & Casualty Insurance
  • I consider Cain Ellsworth a valued partner and mentor who continues to push the envelope in order to find new ways to add value for clients.

    Manager, German Farmers Mutual Insurance Association

From business accounting to assurance and strategic planning services, we provide access to industry-specific expertise that helps clients of all sizes operate and advance their business. This expertise stems from our:

  • Investment accounting processing
  • Up-to-the-minute knowledge of the insurance industry and the statutory environment
  • Expertise in business accounting, regulatory filing preparation and support, audit and assurance services, back-office accounting, and software/system support
  • Strategic abilities in succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, business planning, long-range planning and tax minimization
  • Close relationships with industry regulators, reinsurers, and trade associations

Let us put our vast experience in the property and casualty insurance industry to work for your company, helping you identify and resolve your key business issues. We start by listening and learning. Once we gain a thorough understanding of your specific business, challenges and goals, we get to work, providing the right services and solutions.

Assurance Services

  • Audits
  • Reviews
  • Compilations

Business Accounting Support

  • Regulatory Filings
  • Bookkeeping
  • Budgeting
  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Investment Accounting
  • IRS Representation
  • Monitoring Regulatory Compliance
  • Outsourced Accounting/Comptroller Functions
  • Payroll Tax Compliance & Preperation
  • Income Tax Minimization
  • QuickBooks®/QuickPayroll® Support

Strategic Services

  • Business Advisory Services
  • Business Plans
  • Strategic Planning Facilitation
  • Merger Feasibility Studies
  • Succession Planning

We also serve other industries.

Helping companies succeed is not just our business, it’s our passion. And because our success measure is helping clients achieve their specific business objectives, we do everything it takes to ensure that they receive top-grade performance from us—no matter what their industry.

Whether you work in agriculture, construction, general business or a service industry, let Cain Ellsworth go “beyond the numbers” to establish strong working relationships and help you achieve the desired outcomes.

Services for Year Round Business Needs

  • Business Management
  • Estate, Trust and Gift Services
  • Succession Planning
  • Income and Sales Tax Planning and Preparation
  • Bookkeeping, Payroll, & Sales Tax Services & Support
  • Financial Statement Preparation and Analysis
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Cost Segregation and R&E Credit Studies
  • Audit & Accounting Services
  • IRS Representation

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