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Brian Powers, CPAPartner


As the quality control partner and chair of the firm’s risk oversight committee, Brian focuses on the firm’s system of quality control primarily within the assurance, tax and advisory practices. His commitment to quality extends to other CPA firms, assisting them with their peer review requirements. In addition, he assists companies with a multitude of services including assurance (audit, review and compilation), accounting, financial report preparation, outsourced internal control and other advisory services within the financial institutions, as well as professional services and manufacturing/distribution industries. Brian joined HK in 2016.


Financial statement audits, reviews and compilations; agreed upon procedures; CPA firm peer reviews, system and engagement reviews; and outsourced internal audit including risk assessment

Education & credentials

B.A. in accounting and a minor in Spanish, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants (ISCPA)

Community involvement

Peer Review Alliance Report Acceptance Committee, Chair
YMCA Swim Official, Level II

Family life & hobbies

Brian was born and raised in Dubuque where he resides with his wife and two children. He loves boating and competing in triathlons.

Speaking engagements
  • Coralville, Iowa | 2018 | HK Alliance Forum
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