Erin E. Prest's Professional Profile

Thanks to her experience working with corporate executives, families and business owners on individual and corporate tax planning, Erin was selected to help develop the Anders Family Wealth and Estate Planning Group. A dedicated principal in the Tax Services Group, she works with families and individuals on individual and corporate tax planning, wealth transfers, stock option planning and business transition planning. She also has extensive experience in the preparation of tax returns for public charities and private foundations. She earned the Personal Financial Specialist credential (PFS) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which distinguishes CPAs who specialize in personal financial planning. Two highlights of her career are being named to St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30 and an MOCPA Women to Watch Emerging Leader.


Firm Info

  • Joined in 2003
  • Promoted to manager in 2011
  • Promoted to senior manager in 2014
  • Promoted to principal in 2016


  • Tax Planning and Consulting
  • Business Transition Planning
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Stock Options
  • Not-for-Profit Tax Compliance & Consulting
  • Wealth Management
  • Professional Services
  • Multistate Tax Planning & Compliance

Education & Certification

  • B.S., Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Missouri
  • Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), awarded by the AICPA

Professional Organizations

  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Estate Planning Council of St. Louis
    • Board Member (2019-Present)
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Community Leadership

  • English Tutoring Project
    • Board Member (2018-present)
  • Caritas Family Solutions
    • Board Member (2010-2016)
    • Performance, Oversight and Monitoring Committee
    • Board Treasurer
  • United Way GenNext
    • Steering Committee (2008-2010)
    • 9/11 Day of Service Committee (2009-2011)
    • Volunteer
  • The Mission Continues
    • Finance Committee (2012-2016)
  • St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA)
    • QuickBooks® Presentations (2008-2010)

Leadership Activities

  • Anders Young Professionals Group
    • At Large, Steering Committee (2014 - 2015)


  • 2015 Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Star, National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals (NAPAP)
  • 2009 30 Under 30, St. Louis Business Journal
  • 2009 Women to Watch, Missouri Society of CPAs (MOCPA)


  • St. Louis Business Journal Table of Experts - Women in Finance, August 2015
  • A Good Succession Plan is Key to a Happy Retirement, St. Louis CNR, March-April 2013


  • Succession Planning for Business Owners
    • Black Dress Circle Evolve Event, July 2018
  • Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Charitable Organizations
    • United Way Financial Management Association, May 2018
  • Planning Issues with the New Tax Law
    • Nine Network, May 2018
  • Charitable Planning
    • Epworth Children and Family Services, November 2017
  • Tax Strategies for Young Professionals
    • Anders Young Professionals Educational Event, October 2016
  • Estate Planning
    • American Red Cross Estate Planning Seminar, May 2016