Dave M. Finklang's Professional Profile

Dave has wide-ranging, specialized experience in tax planning and compliance, startup services and consulting, and accounting services.  As a tax partner and leader of the startup and entrepreneurial services practice, Dave particularly enjoys working with entrepreneurs and emerging companies by helping them raise capital, structure their businesses,  implement accounting systems, and minimize their tax burdens. He also advises individuals, family and closely-held businesses, as well as their owners, on tax-saving strategies and tax planning. Dave works with technology and software companies,  manufacturers, distributors, and commercial real estate companies. Dave was named the youngest 2016 40 Under 40 by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Firm Info

  • Joined in 2013
  • Promoted to manager in 2015
  • Promoted to senior manager in 2016
  • Promoted to principal in 2018
  • Named partner in 2019


Education & Certification

  • B.S., Aviation Technology, Minor in Accounting, University of Central Missouri Honors College, Warrensburg, Missouri
  • M.B.A., Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Missouri
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant

Professional Organizations

  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA)
    • Other Qualified Professionals Task Force
    • Legislative and Government Advocacy Committee
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA), St. Louis Chapter
    • Chair (2015-2016)
    • Chair-Elect (2014-2015)
    • Co-Chair, Professional Learning and Networking Task Force (2014-2015)
    • Co-Chair, Taxation and Other Emerging Issues Task Force (2012-2014)
    • Young Professionals Network
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • Legacy Scholars Coach
  • The Rainmaker Academy
    • Member

Community Leadership

  • Friends of Arch Grants
    • President of the Board (2014)
    • Board Member (2013 - Present)
    • Grantee Services Committee Chair (2013 - 2014)
  • Imerman Angels
    • Mentor Angel, Cancer Mentor
  • Testicular Cancer Society
    • Director
  • University of Central Missouri School of Accountancy Advisory Board
    • Board Member
  • St. Louis Men's Group Against Cancer
    • Board Member

Leadership Activities

  • Anders Young Professionals Group
    • Chair, Staff Advisory Group (2015-2016)


  • Master Rainmaker and Storm-Maker Awards, The Rainmaker Academy
  • 2016 40 Under 40, St. Louis Business Journal
  • 2015 Top 100 St. Louisans You Should Know to Succeed in Business, St. Louis Small Business Monthly
  • 2013 Young Professional of the Year, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA)
  • 2013 Leadership Academy Class, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • St. Louis “Character” August 2013, St. Louis Business Journal


  • Accounting and Tax Issues for Startups
    • Capital Innovators Ameren Accelerator Cohort, September 2017
  • Being Micromanaged? How to Cope
    • Journal of Accountancy Young CPA Network, August 2017
  • Growth of the St. Louis Startup Ecosystem
    • EQ Magazine, February 2016
  • Raising Capital: The Proper Process
    • Ambulatory M&A Advisory, February 2016
  • CPAs Share Lessons from Dads
    • AICPA Journal of Accountancy, June, 2015
  • How to Land the Most Coveted Assignments
    • AICPA EDGE Newsletter, June, 2015
  • Wisdom From Missouri CPAs
    • St. Louis Post Dispatch, February, 2015
  • Help Clients with Undisclosed Foreign Accounts and Assets Mitigate Criminal and Financial Exposure
    • MOCPA Asset, January, 2015
  • Tayxpayer Benefits in the IRS Repair Regulations
    • Construction Financial Management Associate "Bottom Lines" Magazine, December, 2014
  • Five Objectives to Success for Young CPAs
    • MOCPA Asset, July 2014
  • How to Choose a Charter Air Services
    • St. Louis Business Journal, June 2014
  • Tax Tips from Missouri CPAs
    • St. Louis Post Dispatch, February, 2014
    • St. Louis Post Dispatch, February, 2013
  • Tax Specialists Reveal 15 Common Business Tax Mistakes to Avoid
    • Young, Fabulous, and Self-Employed Magazine, March, 2013


  • Fundraising for Startups Panel
    • Venture Cafe, July 2018
  • Tax and Accounting Issues for Startups
    • Gateway Venture Mentoring Service, May 2018
  • Tax Reform for Startups
    • Venture Cafe, April 2018
  • Tax 101 for Startups
    • Venture Cafe, January 2018
  • Non-traditional Accounting Disciplines
    • Truman State University Business Fraternity, 2016
  • Balancing Career and Community Involvement for Young Professionals
    • Launch St. Louis Young Professionals Summit, October 2016
  • Understanding Financial Statements
    • Webster University SCORE Mentoring, August 2016
  • Income Tax Considerations for Small Businesses
    • Webster University SCORE Mentoring, June 2016
  • Budgeting for PR Professionals and How to Maximize Your Relationship with Your CFO
    • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) St. Louis Membership Breakfast, May 2016
  • Life as a CPA
    • University of Central Missouri School of Accountancy Panel, April 2016
  • CPAs as Strategic Partners for Your Business
    • Start Louis, March, 2015
  • An Alternative Solution to Succession Planning
    • MSCPA Annual Members Convention, June, 2014
  • Arch Grants Accounting Panel
    • July, 2013
  • Top IRA Planning Mistakes
    • Edward Jones, March, 2012