Adam S. Prest's Professional Profile

Adam is a principal in the Anders Tax Services Group, working with closely-held businesses and their owners on tax planning and cash flow forecasting. He advises small and mid-size businesses, including many in the hospitality, real estate and professional services industries. Adam is leading the firm’s efforts in expanding expertise and service offerings for businesses in the cannabis industry following the legalization of medical marijuana in Missouri. He also enjoys helping individuals and families lower their tax liability and plan for their financial future through retirement planning. At the firm, Adam played a key role in establishing the Anders Young Professionals Group, and serves on many strategic committees within the firm.

Firm Info

  • Joined in 2004 as an intern
  • Promoted to supervisor in 2010
  • Promoted to manager in 2014
  • Promoted to senior manager in 2016
  • Promoted to principal in 2019


Education & Certification

  • B.B.A., Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, McKendree University, Lebanon, Illinois
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Missouri

Professional Organizations

  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA)
    • President, St. Louis Chapter (2011-2012)
    • President-Elect, St. Louis Chapter (2010-2011)
    • Secretary-Treasurer, St. Louis Chapter (2009-2010)
    • Chairman, Young Professionals Committee (2009-2012)
    • Chairman, Social and Networking Task Force (2008-2010)
    • Member, Strategic Planning Committee (2009-2010)
    • Member, Nominating Committee (2010)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Leading Edge Alliance Young Professionals SIG
    • Chairman, Steering Committee (2011-2012)
    • Member, Steering Committee (2008-2014)
  • The Rainmaker Academy
    • Graduate

Community Leadership

  • Sigma Nu - Mu Sigma Chapter Alumni Association
    • Finance Committee Chairman
  • Fair Saint Louis
    • Volunteer
  • St. Louis Sports Commission
    • Associate
  • Basket of Hope
    • Golf Committee Co-Chair (2015)

Leadership Activities

  • Anders Young Professionals Group
    • At Large, Staff Advisory Group (2014 - 2015)


  • 2018 Spirit of Rainmaker Award
  • 2018 Best St. Louis Accountant, St. Louis Small Business Monthly
  • 2016 Top St. Louis Accountant, St. Louis Small Business Monthly
  • 2015 Outstanding Alumni, McKendree University
  • 2010 30 Under 30, St. Louis Business Journal
  • Inaugural 2009 MOCPA Outstanding Young Professional of the Year


  • Share, Inspire and Connect with St. Louis' Top Young Professionals
    • Moderator, October 2015
  • LEA EDGE Awards Luncheon
    • LEA Global Conference, Montreal, September 2014
    • LEA Global Conference, San Francisco, October 2013
  • 10 Tax Saving Tips for Wage Earning Tax Payers
    • AGC St. Louis, February 2013