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 exit 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 MSCPA 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

Specialties

  • Tax Planning and Consulting
  • Exit 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

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
  • Estate Planning Council of St. Louis

Community Leadership

  • 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)

Awards

  • 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 (MSCPA)

Publications

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

Presentations

  • Tax Strategies for Young Professionals
    • Anders Young Professionals Educational Event, October 2016
  • Estate Planning
    • American Red Cross Estate Planning Seminar, May 2016
  • Tax Aspects of the Affordable Care Act
    • MSCPA Investments/Financial Planning Conference, August 2013
  • Health Care Reform: What St. Louis Business Owners Need to Know
    • Anders Signature Speaker Series, July 2013
  • Reality of Reform: Understanding Healthcare
    • Crane Insurance Agency, March 2013
  • What Not-for-Profits Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act
    • St. Louis Institute of Association Leadership, February 2013
  • Tax & Insurance Impact of Affordable Care
    • ACG St. Louis Early Bird Seminar, January 2013