St. Louis, - Michael R. Stafford, CPA has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Anders CPAs + Advisors (Anders).


Stafford joined Anders in 2016 as Director of Finance and Administration with over 20 years of CFO experience. In his role, he provides strategic financial direction to benefit profitability, growth, operations and business strategy, and also provides managerial direction to the internal accounting staff. Stafford’s experience working for an internal audit and consulting firm and knowledge of the health care and legal industries, mixed with his analytical, strategic mentality, gives him the ability to understand all aspects of the business and make sound financial decisions. As the COO, internal functions such as finance, human resources, internal technology and administrative staff will report up through Stafford.


A Certified Public Accountant, Stafford is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He holds a B.S. degree in Accountancy from the University of Missouri - Columbia.

About Anders

Anders has nearly 200 partners and staff members, and approximately $32 million in revenue. For over 50 years, Anders has delivered full service accounting, tax, audit and advisory services to growth-oriented closely-held companies, organizations and individuals. The firm also specializes in valuation, forensics, strategic services, technology and financial services. For more information, visit Anders at