Retained Executive Search

Retained Executive Search

Experts in finding
top-level financial executives to drive business results.

Burchard & Associates has decades of proven experience in partnering with companies to find top-level financial leadership. We are exceptional at finding the right people at the right level and culture fit to grow businesses. Our team asks strategic questions and listens to your needs and concerns. We develop a thorough understanding of your mission, vision and values necessary to hire for a critical role and grow your company.

We know the leaders in the accounting and financial sectors and have worked with most of them throughout their entire careers. The right connections combined with our track record of proven results make us the most efficient, effective and knowledgeable partner you can have in finding the right financial talent to expand your business.

Burchard & Associates is also a member of AAFA (American Association of Finance & Accounting) which is a network of select and highly vetted search firms in key cities around the country as well as Canada. This gives us an effective reach in North America for sourcing candidates outside of St. Louis and access to companies located outside of St. Louis looking for talent.


Your success is always our concern.

“Having been let down by the larger, national recruiters to find suitable candidates, I turned to Burchard & Associates & Steve to recruit our role at senior finance manager level and have since placed two candidates into our organization using his services. Steve has a personalized way of doing business and genuinely seeks to understand the business, the role and the organizations structure to which a candidate would be entering. He used his extensive network to put forward highly capable candidates in a very short timeframe and left us with genuine choices between very good candidates rather than ending up with a least worst option. I would highly recommend Steve and his firm to others to recruit in the St Louis area.”

Petainer Americas | Chris McEwan

“Steve reached out to me about an open position at a period in my life when I was unsure what my next career move should be. It is not an understatement to say that my first phone call with Steve sent me on a trajectory that changed my life for the better in so many ways. During our first conversation he not only did a thorough assessment of my skills and background, but he took the time to really listen to and address my concerns (and I had a lot of them). He didn’t ask questions to check off boxes – he dug deeper to help me figure out what my next move should be and to ensure that the match he made for me with my new employer would be a good fit culturally as well as matching the skills needed.

Steve gave me valuable no-nonsense career guidance and became a trusted advisor very quickly. It was clear that he wanted what was best not only for me but for the company that he matched me with. His goal was to make sure the placement he made was a success for both parties, and I never doubted that he had the best interest of both in mind.
Steve kept me up to date the entire time during the process. He set expectations around the interview process and provided valuable interviewing advice, especially important to me because I had not interviewed in a long time.

Whether you have a specific career goal in mind or you need someone knowledgeable and trustworthy to talk through your next career move, Steve Burchard is your guy.”

Ben Hur Construction | Elaine Wilson

“We retained Burchard & Associates for a critical senior level position.  We knew our expectations for this search were high.  Steve and his team did a great job.  Early on he listened to our needs, asked great questions and provided insights into how to best to conduct the search.  Their communication and attention to detail during the process, from start to finish, was excellent – I was never wondering where we were in the process.  The search was successful and we have since onboarded our new executive.  We could not have been any more satisfied.  I would unconditionally recommend Burchard & Associates to anyone needing executive level finance and accounting talent.  Should the need arise, we would certainly use them again ourselves.”

Dot Foods | Matt Holt


Build better accounting and finance teams

Since 1990, Burchard & Associates has sourced the top accounting and financial talent for our clients in the greater St. Louis area and across the country. Our focused and personal approach results in outcomes that benefit the bottom line.

Corporate Finance

Accounting and Tax

Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Development

Private Equity and Family Office

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Accounting and Finance Career Opportunities

Burchard & Associates provides our candidates with access to an expanding and diverse set of industries.

St. Louis, Missouri
Senior Accountant (1622)

Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for general accounting procedures:  journal entries, fixed asset reporting, general ledger account analysis and reconciliation.  Areas of involvement will also include researching accounting iss ....

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St. Louis, Missouri
Controller (1598)

The Controller, under the direction of the CEO and Board of Directors, manages accounting and payroll functions, performs general and cost accounting functions, reports financial results, coordinates outside audits to comply with generally accepted accounting principles and ....

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Kansas City, Missouri
Cost Accountant (1630)

As the Plant Accountant, you will manage the day-to-day accounting functions to assure accurate and timely information is provided to all levels of the site while complying with company financial standards. Also prepares statistical information and operating data for the SA ....

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St. Louis , Missouri
Accounts Payable Specialist

Accounts Payable Specialist Responsibilities: · Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries. · Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities, verifying federal id numbers, scheduling and preparing checks, and ....

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St. Louis , Missouri
Staff Accountant (1626)

Staff Accountant  - Base salary range $44,000 - $55,000 plus bonus - Successful company with excellent career growth potential Key Responsibilities: Process credit card expenses AP paid invoice match to check copy 3-way match accounts payable Order taking and in ....

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St. Louis, Missouri
Finance Manager (1637)

The Finance Manager will report to the Family Office CFO, but on a daily basis will work with others in the Family Office and perform the following activities for the various family-controlled entities (e.g.investment partnerships, operating businesses, trusts, airplanes and ....

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St. Louis, Missouri
Investment Analyst (1624)

As a member of the investment team, the Analyst works on deal teams to evaluate and monitor potential and existing equity and subordinated debt investments in traditionally underserved, rural, or distressed markets. The Analyst works with the deal team leads to create and pr ....

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Metro St. Louis, Missouri
Financial Leadership role (1621)

The Controller will be responsible for all the financial, payroll, insurance, tax and banking functions for Client and all of its single member LLCs and major investment entities.  This position will have multiple relationships with consultants, tax advisors, attorneys, and ....

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St. Louis , Missouri
Director of Finance (1635)

This client will be adding a Director of Accounting and Finance to partner with company leadership and build out the systems, processes and teams necessary to successfully scale and support the growing business. This position will be based in the home office in St. Louis, Mi ....

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St. Louis, Missouri
Director of Financial Reporting and Compliance (1634)

The Director of Financial Reporting and Compliance provides leadership to the financial planning, reporting and analysis functions. Utilizing financial analysis and forecasting tools to develop and prepare monthly and quarterly forecasts, annual operating plans, and Lon ....

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Burchard & Associates provides a personal approach to accounting and tax recruitment for St. Louis and beyond. We are ready to listen to YOU.

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