October 1, 2020

Tom Helm, Jr., Brent McClure, Adam Prest and Erin Prest to be Named Anders Partners

Anders is proud to announce that Thomas S. Helm, Jr., CPA, MBA, Brent E. McClure, CPA, MBA, CEPA, Adam S. Prest, CPA and Erin E. Prest, CPA, PFS are being named partners of the firm, effective January 2021.

About Tom Helm, Jr.

Tom joined the firm in 2005. Throughout his career, he has worked within the Audit and Assurance practice, performing and leading financial statement audits. Tom is an active member of the firm’s Not-for-Profit and Manufacturing and Distribution Groups and has worked on client audits in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, hospitality and not-for-profit organizations. Tom also performs SOC 1 and SOC 2 audits to help companies get a handle on the internal controls and cybersecurity of their service providers.

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Missouri, Tom earned an MBA and B.S. in Accountancy from Missouri State University. He is an active member in the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Tom is also a graduate of the leadership program Rainmaker Academy and a member of the National Tooling & Machining Association.

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About Brent McClure

Brent joined the firm in 2015 and quickly got to work building the firm’s Business Transition Planning practice. Brent works with high net worth individuals and small businesses on their tax, trust and succession planning needs. With over 25 years of experience, Brent enjoys helping clients manage their financials so they can focus on the areas of business that are most important to them. Finding hidden tax credits and benefits to save clients money is something Brent is passionate about.

Brent is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Missouri, a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) and holds certifications in Exit Planning and Value Building. He earned an MBA from the University of Houston, a B.A. in Finance from the University of Northern Iowa and an MHA Certificate from Des Moines University. Brent is a graduate of the Rainmaker Academy leadership program, a member of the national chapter of the Exit Planning Institute and the Membership Vice-President of the St. Louis chapter. He is also an active member in the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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About Adam Prest

Adam joined the firm as a tax intern in 2004, working his way up the ranks to partner. Throughout his career, he has worked with closely-held businesses and their owners on tax planning and cash flow forecasting. He advises small and mid-size businesses, including many in the hospitality, real estate and professional services industries. Adam is leading the firm’s efforts in expanding expertise and service offerings for businesses in the cannabis industry following the legalization of medical marijuana in Missouri. He also enjoys helping individuals and families lower their tax liability and plan for their financial future through retirement planning. At the firm, Adam played a key role in establishing the Anders Young Professionals Group, and serves on many strategic committees within the firm.

Adam is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Missouri and earned a B.B.A. in Accounting from McKendree University. He is a graduate of the Rainmaker Academy leadership program, an active volunteer of Fair Saint Louis and held leadership positions in the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA) and the Leading Edge Alliance Young Professionals Special Interest Group. Adam is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and was named a 2010 30 Under 30 by the St. Louis Business Journal and a Top Accountant by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly.

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About Erin Prest

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 practice. Since beginning her career at the firm in 2003, she has worked with families and individuals on individual and corporate tax planning, wealth transfers, stock option planning and business transition planning. Erin also has extensive experience in the preparation of tax returns for public charities and private foundations.

Erin is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Missouri and earned the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She earned an M.A.S. and B.S. in Accountancy from University of Illinois. Erin currently serves on the board of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis and the English Tutoring Project and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. 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.

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