Diane Bridgewater was presented with the Iowa Society of CPAs (ISCPA) Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry Award during its May 2017 Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting in Altoona. The award recognizes the achievements of an Iowa CPA who exemplifies and promotes the CPA designation as the definitive professional credential for financial managers in business, industry, education and government.
Diane has been an ISCPA member since 1987. She is executive vice president and chief financial officer with LCS in Des Moines. In her role at LCS, she is responsible for all financial elements of the company. With more than 180 legal entities and complex partnership accounting and tax matters, Diane directs a team of financial professionals in financial planning and analysis, business decision support, accounting, reporting, tax, treasury and capital structure management. Diane has supported numerous ISCPA events and was a featured speaker on the value of the CPA credential for the Society’s LEAP (Leaders Emerging in the Accounting Profession) Committee Lunch with Leaders series.
She serves as the Audit Committee chair for both Casey’s General Stores and Bankers Trust. In addition, Diane serves on Grandview University President’s Advisory Council and St. James Lutheran Church Council. She was recently honored with Des Moines Business Record’s 2017 CFO of the Year and has received Des Moines Business Record’s Woman of Influence Award, University of Northern Iowa Alumni Achievement Award and was recognized in 2003 in Des Moines Business Record’s 40 Under Forty.