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Eckelkamp & Associates, CPAs Welcome to E&A CFO Group, a dynamic, full service accounting and business advisory firm in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1996, we are committed to filling the needs of our clients, understanding their objectives, and creating solutions and beneficial opportunities to meet those objectives. Eckelkamp & Associates, CPA's

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E&A is one of the most respected small CPA firms in the St. Louis area. The Eckelkamp & Associates, CPAs team is committed to providing high quality, effective client service that reflects our passion for our work. Our roots are in running businesses ourselves, with all of us having worked on "your side of the desk" before joining E&A. This allows us to treat your business issues as if they were our own and provide practical solutions to those issues.

Though global in its reach serving clients (in 47 countries and 41 states), the firm's comparatively small size allows it to deliver big firm talent with small firm attention and a variety o ftechnical and industry specific expertise.

The firm was created by Joseph T. Eckelkamp in July 1996. It has succeeded by following its core principles and delivering superior value. It has grown from the recommendations of clients, friends, colleagues and business associates. In fact, many of our clients have been with us from the beginning. A few others left and came back to us after they missed E&A's standard of service.

We enjoy helping solve the accounting, tax and management needs of organizations, businesses and individuals by becoming their trusted advisors. Technology companies, medical and legal practices, and non-profit organizations are Eckelkamp & Associates main client concentrations.

E&A is made up of a talented team of generalists, each with core specialties. By combining these talents and utilizing our extensive network of allied professional service firms we are well prepared to meet your changing services needs.

Eckelkamp & Associates has developed a strong reputation in the small business, non-profit, entrepreneurial, and minority markets with its audit and Rent-A-CFOSM Services. The owner of E&A is a member of the Board of Directors of a local, minority-owned bank. The firm also has extensive experience in turnaround/crisis intervention situations and rapid growth companies. Eckelkamp & Associates also offers CEO-As-You-GrowSM Services.

We appreciate the opportunity to serve our clients and we will be pleased to explore ways to help achieve your professional and personal financial goals. And that means adapting to your needs, not making you accomodate our practices. In fact, E&A's management advisory capabilities have also proved useful to other CPA firms who have turned to us for our expertise and ability to work side-by-side with them. Moreover, members of the firm have spoken and written on tax and business issues to the public and other members of the profession and has served as a university instructor.

We distinguish ourselves by bringing passion and commitment to every engagement. E&A adds value through deep and broad client relationships. Clients often comment on E&A's "personal and passionate professionalism." Simply put: character matters! We will gladly work with your other advisors or through our existing alliances to facilitate and coordinate interactions with appropriate, independent experts in areas such as human resources and legal matters. Our team has participated in a multitude of successful purchases and sales of closely held businesses.

Clients gain distinct advantages from our size. The diverse backgrounds of our professional staff offers a breadth of experience suited to most client needs. Yet we remain small enough to offer clients the passion, commitment, personal service, and long-term relationship you deserve. All E&A professionals regularly participate in seminars, conferences and professional training to keep us completely up-to-date. And we've "sat on your side of the desk."




Enable clients to fulfill themselves and "keep what you reapSM".


Deliver superior value to clients and associates by keeping your needs and objectives foremost in our mind, earning unquestionable trust, and bringing passion, creativity, and commitment to every effort we undertake.

Our motto is: "See the big picture and then get there!"

Overview of Services
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  • Business Advisory Services (Rent-A-CFOSM, CEO-As-You GrowSM, & Controllership Services)
  • Tax Planning & Compliance for Businesses & Individuals
  • Small Business Accounting & Auditing Services
  • Internal Audit Outsourcing
  • Accounting Department Outservicing
  • Payroll Services
  • Employee Benefits Services

Service History

Clients represent all facets of the community, small and large, from individuals to non-profit organizations, retailers, manufacturers and medical practices. Past and present clients include the then sixth fastest growing U.S. technology company, St. Louis Business Journal Fast-50's 2003 fastest growing company and others in the group, numerous minority-owned firms. Several other high-tech companies and woman-owned businesses are also clients. The following is a partial list of the types of clients we've served:

  • Information systems and technology companies
  • Financial services companies, including banks
  • Medical practices
  • Civic, charitable and religious organizations
  • Restaurants
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Retailers and convenience stores
  • Landscaping/property management companies
  • Construction and contracting companies
  • Industrial machinery manufacturers
  • Electrical industry parts and supplies
  • Heating and air conditioning services
  • Biotechnology manufacturer
  • Cellular technology
  • Personal holding companies
  • Expatriates in twelve countries
  • Real estate investors

We know the stereotype for CPAs: a dull, slightly outdated person who is better punching computer keys and "counting beans" than relating with people. That's because not all firms are interested enough in their clients to:

  • look for hidden opportunities and needs
  • adapt to your way of managing the business
  • offer creative, sometimes even non-traditional solutions

But at E&A, that's the only way we know to ensure you get the service and value you deserve. And to prove there is substance behind our approach, click here to see our Peer Review Report ("the auditor gets audited") that gave E&A the highest rating possible shows E&A consistently delivers quality. Our fun comes from seeing our clients prosper.

Past/Present Community Involvement

E&A Related Companies

  • E&A Financial Partners, LLC
  • E&A Business Partners, LLC


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