Anders is proud to announce that Dave M. Finklang, CPA/CGMA, MBA is being named a partner of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. Finklang joined Anders in 2013 as a supervisor in Tax Services, and quickly established a growing Startup and Entrepreneurial Services practice at Anders. His business development skills, leadership ability and professional and civic involvement have helped him rapidly progress through the ranks to become a partner of the firm.
About Dave Finklang
Finklang has wide-ranging, specialized experience in tax planning and compliance, startup services and consulting, and accounting services. As the leader of the Anders Startup and Entrepreneurial Services Group, Finklang 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. Finklang works with technology and software companies, manufacturers, distributors, and commercial real estate companies. Before joining the CPA profession, Dave was a commercial airline pilot. This experience helped him build a professional skillset that has allowed him to better serve his clients and his community.
In the community, he is a co-founder of the St. Louis Startup Ambassadors and currently serves as the board president, a past-president of Friends of Arch Grants, serves on the board of the St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer, serves as director for the Testicular Cancer Society, is a cancer mentor angel for Imerman Angels, and a board member on the University of Central Missouri School of Accountancy Advisory Board. Professionally, in the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA), he has acted as Chair for the Taxation and Other Emerging Issues and Professional Learning and Networking Task Forces, Chapter Chair-Elect, and most recently as Chapter Chair. He is also involved at the state level on the Legislative and Government Advocacy Committee and Other Qualified Professionals Task Force for the MOCPA. Finklang recently joined the faculty at St. Louis University as an adjunct professor in their MBA program teaching a course on determining the feasibility of new ventures. His startup expertise also landed him a spot as a finalist judge for the Fall 2018 Stadia Ventures investment cohort and the 2018 Arch Grants competition.
Finklang was named the youngest 2016 40 Under 40 by the St. Louis Business Journal, and named by St. Louis Small Business Monthly as one of the Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business as well as a Top Accountant in St. Louis. He was also named the 2013 Young Professional of the Year by the MOCPA and accepted into the 2013 AICPA Leadership Academy Class. A participant in the 2016-2018 Rainmaker Academy, Finklang was voted by his peers as the Master Rainmaker and received the Storm-Maker Award for developing the most business.All Insights