Anders welcomes David E. Hartley, CPA, CISA as Partner and Director + Advisory Services. With over 25 years of experience in C-suite leadership roles and consulting with privately-held businesses on technology strategy and enterprise risk services, David will work with the firm to enhance existing advisory services and lead the expansion of the practice.
Prior to joining Anders, David was a Principal at a Top 100 accounting firm, working with closely-held, private and middle market businesses on technology audits and enhancements. Named the 2018 Outstanding Visionary by the Missouri Society of CPAs, David also served as Chief Information Officer at a publicly-traded coal producer where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s technology, including strategy, applications development, infrastructure, and cybersecurity. David contributes to numerous CPA and CIO knowledge-sharing and collaboration forums and frequently offers his thought leadership in presentations at industry conferences and in publications, including the CIO’s Guide to Sarbanes-Oxley for CIO Magazine. A Certified Public Accountant in the State of Missouri, David has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
“Anders already has a strong reputation for delivering high-impact services to clients, with all the right ingredients in place for continued growth,” explains David. “I’m excited to join as a catalyst to accelerate the firm’s growth in high-value advisory services. Today’s middle market companies navigate a myriad of opportunities and challenges and need valuable advisors to bring expertise and wisdom along the way. Anders, fueled by its deep talent and unique culture, is perfectly positioned to serve as that valued advisor.”
David’s addition to the firm marks a new focus for the Anders Advisory Services Practice. “As outlined in the objectives of our strategic plan, the firm is placing an increased emphasis on and growth in non-traditional accounting services”, explains Robert J. Minkler, Jr., Managing Partner. “We believe this is where the profession is heading, and it is an opportunity to provide additional value to our clients and to grow the firm purposefully.”
With technology driving change in the accounting industry, the firm believes bringing in David is a natural step in developing the firm of the future. According to the Journal of Accountancy, “as technology performs more compliance-related tasks and CPAs shift their focus to advisory services and value-added strategic input, the prospects for profit and growth appear to be as bright as at any point in the profession’s history.” Anders currently advises clients in areas of technology, outsourced accounting, banking, fraud, valuation, litigation, business transition planning, cybersecurity and data analytics, among others, and will continue to grow these areas and add new opportunities that fit strategically into the firm’s commitment to strategic growth.All Insights