May 3, 2021

Anders Named to Best Accounting Firms List by St. Louis Small Business Monthly

Anders was named to St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s list of Best Accounting Firms for 2021. The Best Accounting Firms were nominated by St. Louis area businesses and voted to have the top accountants in St. Louis as part of Small Business Monthly’s Best in Business awards.

The 2021 Best Accounting Firms will be recognized at the Best in Business Awards on October 26, 2021 at the St. Charles Convention Center.

A full list of Best Accounting Firms can be found in the May 2021 issue of St. Louis Small Business Monthly.

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April 1, 2021

Mark Cummings Named a Top St. Louisan to Know to Succeed in Business

Mark H. Cummings, CPA, Partner + Audit and Assurance at Anders, has been named to St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business list for 2021. Honorees were nominated and selected based on their efforts, contributions and experiences giving back and helping business owners reach their goals.

Mark joined Anders as a partner in 2020 when Anders merged in Cummings, Ristau & Associates. He has extensive experience in the banking and finance industry and works specifically in the Anders Banking and Financial Institutions Group servicing banking clients. With over 30 years of experience on both sides of the banking industry, Mark spent many years at a Big 4 accounting firm and a St. Louis-area bank. His prior firm, Cummings, Ristau & Associates, was named to SBM’s Best Firms in St. Louis for Reliability.

The Top 100 St. Louisans to Succeed in Business are featured in St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s April 2021 “Top 100” edition.

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April 1, 2021

Nathan Stonner Named a Top St. Louisan to Know to Succeed in Business

Nathan P. Stonner, CPA, Senior Manager + Tax at Anders, has been named to St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business list for 2021. Honorees were nominated and selected based on their efforts, contributions and experiences giving back and helping business owners reach their goals.

Nathan started his career at Anders as a tax intern, rising through the ranks to senior manager. He has 10 years of experience working with high net-worth individuals, flow-through entities and business owners on tax planning and advisory at the business and individual levels. His family wealth and estate planning experience is a great asset to his clients. A member of the Anders Health Care Group, Nathan also works with physician-owned health care practices on tax planning and compliance strategies.

The Top 100 St. Louisans to Succeed in Business are featured in St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s April 2021 “Top 100” edition.

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March 16, 2021

Anders Earns Spot in Top 100 Accounting Firms in the U.S.

Anders has broken into Accounting Today’s 2021 Top 100 Firms list for the first time. Consistently named to the Beyond the Top 100: Firms to Watch list for eight consecutive years, Anders jumped three spots in 2021 from #103 to #100. With Top 100 firm revenues starting at $43.5 million, Anders is among three firms new to the list in 2021. Anders is one of four firms in Missouri and one of seven Leading Edge Alliance firms in the Top 100.

“Making the Top 100 Firms list is a significant milestone for our firm, and to do it in a year like 2020 is a true testament to our incredible staff and resilient clients,” explains Robert J. Minkler, Jr., Managing Partner at Anders. “We’re honored to be among the Top 100 Firms in the country and look forward to continued growth for the firm and our clients.”

As the profession and Top 100 firms continue to look towards advisory for 2021, Anders plans to strategically expand the firm’s advisory practice and focus on helping clients recover from the effects of the pandemic with advisory services including COVID-19 Business Recovery, Technology, Outsourced CFO, among others.

Download Accounting Today’s special report on the 2021 Top 100 Firms and Regional Leaders.

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February 16, 2021

Beth Schulte Joins Anders as Principal and Director + Outsourced CFO

Anders welcomes Beth Schulte as Principal and Director + Outsourced CFO. With over 30 years of accounting and fractional CFO experience working for Big 4 and regional accounting firms and within large companies, Beth will expand and grow the Outsourced CFO service line as part of the strategic plan for the firm’s Advisory practice.

At Anders, Beth will help clients gain a deeper understanding of their current and projected financial condition and constructively apply those insights to their strategic planning. Beth believes that the base of all business decisions is in the numbers and uses this mentality with businesses of all sizes and stages, from early-stage startups to large, publicly-traded companies. Companies in numerous industries including real estate, construction, mortgage lending, manufacturing, health care, technology, e-commerce and not-for-profit have benefitted from her direction and strategic planning efforts.

Beth has an MBA with an emphasis in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from Saint Louis University, where she serves as an adjunct professor and Executive Advisory Board Member for the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business. An active investor and mentor for early-stage startup companies, Beth is a Board Member and Advisor for Capital Innovators and an Investment Committee Board Member for Cultivation Capital. Beth also serves as an Advisor for Cure8 Ventures, a food, health and wellness venture capital fund.

By expanding the Outsourced CFO practice area at Anders, the firm will offer broader expertise in high-level financial advisory including acquisition strategies and negotiation, financing and capital procurement, compensation plan design, budgeting process enhancement, financial forecasting and financial modeling for prospective purchases.

“Beth’s fractional CFO experience and intel will be an immense asset to Anders clients,” explains David Hartley, Partner and Director + Advisory. “Expanding our Outsourced CFO capabilities within the Advisory practice supports our goal of being a comprehensive partner for businesses.” Anders currently advises clients in the areas of technology, talent, forensics and litigation, outsourced accounting and outsourced CFO and will continue to grow these areas and add new opportunities that fit into the firm’s commitment to strategic growth. 

Learn more about Beth Schulte or Anders Outsourced CFO offerings.

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February 5, 2021

Anders Ranks #4 on St. Louis’ Largest Accounting Firms

Moving up two spots from last year, Anders is ranked #4 on the St. Louis Business Journal’s largest accounting firms list by number of local CPAs. With 106 CPAs and 240 local employees as of January 2021, Anders is ranked #6 in St. Louis on total number of professionals.

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January 29, 2021

Anders Named a 2021 Top Workplace in the U.S.

Anders CPAs + Advisors has earned the 2021 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage. This is the inaugural year for Top Workplaces USA, built on the program’s 14-year history surveying more than 20 million employees across 54 markets for the regional Top Workplaces awards.

On a local level, Anders has been named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s list of Top Workplaces several times and we are honored to be recognized as a Top Workplace nationally.

Top Workplaces USA offers national recognition for large organizations, those with more than 150 employees, and those that may have operations in multiple markets. Several thousand organizations from across the country were invited, and more than 1,100 participated in the Top Workplaces USA survey. Winners of the Top Workplaces USA list are chosen based solely on employee feedback gathered through an employee engagement survey, issued by Energage. Results are calculated by comparing the survey’s research-based statements, including 15 Culture Drivers that are proven to predict high performance against industry benchmarks.

“During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business.”

Learn more about Energage or the Top Workplaces program.

Interested in working for a Top Workplace? Check out the current openings at Anders.

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December 7, 2020

Forbes Names Anders to America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms List

For the second year in a row, Anders has been named to Forbes’ America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms List for 2021. With firms recommended in tax and accounting, Anders is one of 172 firms in the country to be recommended for both lists. Anders is also one of only six firms in Missouri and one of three in St. Louis.

For the second year, Forbes has partnered with market research company Statista to create a list of the most recommended firms for tax and accounting services in the U.S. based on surveys of tax and accounting professionals and their clients. The firms that received the most recommendations were included on the list. The 278 firms identified include the biggest firms in the country and some of the smallest. According to Statista, they’re all tackling the complexities of the ever-changing tax laws head-on.

What should you look for in a firm? According to Forbes, a team dedicated to your industry, whether it’s cannabis or manufacturing, is a must. But make sure you also ask about what other value-added services are on offer, like a state and local tax practice, a wealth practice, or an IT advisory group.

Read the full list of Forbes’ Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms for 2021.

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October 1, 2020

Derek Barnard Named a Best Accountant by St. Louis Small Business Monthly

Derek A. Barnard, CPA, CEPA has been named to St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s Best Accountants list. Each month, St. Louis Small Business Monthly (SBM) asks readers to help identify the best in the area in a particular industry as part of the SBM Best in Business Awards. The 2020 SBM Best Accountants list features 26 local accountants voted the best in St. Louis.

About Derek Barnard

Derek is a tax partner at Anders and member of the firm’s Business Transition Planning practice. As a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), he engages privately held companies with strategic planning, business transition and succession planning, and integrating value drivers. His ultimate goal for his clients is to significantly increase the value of the company for the owner, lenders, investors and successor ownership groups. Derek consults with business owners on tactical business transition planning to help them maximize business value and streamline business processes, minimizing transaction risk and maintaining control of the process. Derek is a frequent speaker at succession planning and business growth events. He works with clients in the manufacturing and distribution, real estate and professional services industries, as well as labor and not-for-profit organizations.

Derek is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Missouri Venture Forum and the Turnaround Management Association. He serves on the Accounting and Business School Advisory Boards for his alma mater, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. Derek is also on the board and Manufacturing Steering Committee for the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois.

Read the full list of Best Accountants in the October 2020 edition of St. Louis Small Business Monthly.

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August 14, 2020

Robert Willeford Warns Dentists of Consumer Use Tax in the Dental Arch

Many dentists are aware that dental services are generally exempt from sales tax. But when dentists sell tangible personal property to customers, this can be taxable on the sale to the patient or insurance company. Anders Director + State and Local Tax Robert V. Willeford, Jr., CPA, Esq. discusses the consumer use tax and how it impacts dental practices in the Dental Arch.

In the article, Robert and Anders tax senior Claire E. Rogers, CPA go into detail about what items are taxable and how Missouri and Illinois handle sales and use tax for qualifying items.

Read Consumer Use Tax – The “Tax” That Can Bite Dentists Unaware or learn more about how we help with State and Local Tax.

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