St. Louis, - Dave M. Finklang, CPA/CGMA, MBA and Brent E. McClure, CPA, CEPA, MBA have been promoted to principals in the Tax Services Group at Anders CPAs + Advisors (Anders).


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 startup and entrepreneurial services practice at Anders, he particularly enjoys working with entrepreneurs and emerging companies by helping them raise capital, structure their businesses, implement accounting systems, and minimize their tax burdens. Finklang also advises individuals, family and closely-held businesses, as well as their owners, on tax-saving strategies and tax planning. He works with technology and software companies, manufacturers, distributors, and commercial real estate companies. Finklang was named the youngest 2016 40 Under 40 by the St. Louis Business Journal. St. Louis Small Business Monthly has named him a Top Accountant as well as one of the Top 100 St. Louisans You Should Know to Succeed in Business. He was also selected for the 2013 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Leadership Academy.


Finklang is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He holds a BS in Aviation Technology with a Minor in Accounting from the University of Central Missouri and an MBA from Webster University.  Heavily involved in the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA), Finklang has participated and lead numerous task forces for the state chapter and is the past chair of the St. Louis chapter. He recently completed the Rainmaker Academy, a leadership program by the Rainmaker Companies in Nashville, Tennessee.


In the community, Finklang is the president and a co-founder of the St. Louis Startup Ambassadors. He is the past president of the Friends of Arch Grants. He serves as a mentor for Imerman Angels and is a director of the Testicular Cancer Society. He is also on the board of St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer and the University of Central Missouri’s School of Accountancy Advisory Board. Finklang also served as the past chair of the Staff Advisory Group for the Anders Young Professionals Group.


About Brent McClure

McClure joined Anders in 2015, working with high net worth individuals and businesses on their tax, trust and exit planning needs. His experience helping businesses successfully transition their companies led him to developing and leading the Exit Planning Group at the firm, and he frequently speaks on the topic to groups throughout the St. Louis area. With over 20 years of experience, he enjoys helping clients manage their financials so they can focus on the areas of business that are most important to them. He is passionate about finding hidden tax credits and benefits to save clients money.


McClure is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Exit Planning Advisor and holds a Certificate in Exit Planning. He obtained a BA in Finance from the University of Northern Iowa, an MBA from the University of Houston and an MHA Certificate from Des Moines University. McClure is currently participating in the Rainmaker Academy, a leadership program by the Rainmaker Companies in Nashville, Tennessee.


McClure is active in many local organizations, including being board president of the Hackamore Homeowner’s Association. He is the treasurer of Furry Friends Recovery, a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and a member of the Long Lake Condo Association.


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