St. Louis, - Anders CPAs + Advisors (Anders) is proud to announce that Jeanne M. Dee, CPA/CGMA, Dave M. Finklang, CPA/CGMA, MBA and Scott A. Hoffmann, CPA are being named partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2019.
About Jeanne Dee
Dee joined Anders in 2016 as a principal in the Audit and Advisory Services Group. She brought her years of experience with serving not-for-profit organizations to the Ander Not-for-Profit Group, re-energizing the niche and connecting the firm to more not-for-profit organizations in the community.
Dee specializes in audits of financial statements for not-for-profit organizations, government entities, employee benefit plans and closely-held businesses. As the leader of the Anders Not-for-Profit Team, Dee enjoys working with business owners, executive directors and board members to help them better understand the financial reporting process. She is skilled in researching accounting principles and new or changing audit standards, and is a frequent author and speaker on these topics. Dee is passionate about helping not-for-profits succeed, and she shares her expertise through coordinating and speaking at the annual Anders Not-for-Profit Symposium, which is being held this year on October 18.
Dee sits on the Humane Society of Missouri’s Board, is a Member of the Board of Examiners for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and is a past Board Member and Secretary for the Missouri State Board of Accountancy. Dee was named a Women to Watch Award Recipient in 2010 by the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA).
About Dave Finklang
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.
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.
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.
About Scott Hoffmann
Hoffmann leads the Outsourced Accounting Services Group at Anders and manages a team of nine. He was instrumental in starting the technology-backed approach to Outsourced Accounting and CFO Services at the firm, and the group has grown to over $1 million in revenue in a few short years.
Hoffmann joined Anders in 2011 and in 2014 became the director of the Outsourced Accounting Services Group. His previous experience as a CFO and COO to both closely held and publicly traded organizations, has allowed him to be an effective financial leader for small and mid-sized clients. Through the use of the latest cloud-based technologies, Hoffmann provides financial information to his clients in real time, allowing for quick analysis of results and timely decision making. He has a broad background with experience in financial, operational and administrative management, allowing him to advise clients on improving financial performance, implementing process improvements and enhancing internal controls.
Hoffmann is an active Board Member on the AppleJack Therapy Foundation Board, an organization he started with his daughters and therapy horses. He served as a past Board Member on the Treehouse of Greater St. Louis' Board, and on the American Chamber Chorale's board.
Anders has over 200 partners and staff members, and approximately $32 million in revenue. For more than 50 years, Anders has delivered full service accounting, tax, audit and advisory services to growth-oriented companies, organizations and individuals. The firm also specializes in valuation, forensics, technology and financial services. Anders is a member firm of the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), one of the largest international associations of independent accounting firms. For more information on Anders, visit anderscpa.com and follow on us Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram: @AndersCPA.