Our Company

Experienced. Specialized. Changing lives.

St. Louis accounting and finance recruitment.

Founded in 1990, Burchard & Associates has spent decades developing a professional network dedicated to servicing the accounting and finance space in St. Louis and across the country.

We are not limited by industry, serving the financial talent needs of virtually every major industry and providing a conduit for candidates to confidentially explore new career opportunities within the companies we represent. As St. Louis accounting and finance recruitment experts, our deep industry knowledge and personal boutique approach make our firm a trusted source for companies seeking outstanding talent and candidates in search of new and exciting opportunities in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area and nationally.


Your success is always our concern.

“I’ve had the pleasure to work with Burchard & Associates multiple times over my career. During each process, they clearly communicated information about the company and position they were working to fill, and kept me apprised as the search progressed. He took the time to get to know me and what I was looking for and made sure that my skills and personality were a good match for what the company was looking for, both in terms of their structure and culture. Steve and his team were great to work with and I would highly recommend them to candidates at any stage in their careers.”

Alton Steel Inc. | Jeffrey Dorries

“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

"From the very beginning, I always knew that when the time came to explore new career opportunities out of KPMG LLP, Steve Burchard was my guy. Fast-forward six years when it became clear to me that I was ready to make that change, I picked up the phone and gave Steve a call asking if he could meet me for lunch and discuss my ideas for the future. I had no idea at the time just how much that one call would change my life. Having spent most of my life in and around the St. Louis metropolitan area, I expressed to Steve a desire to take a chance in another city, a big city, a city on the coast where I could grow and prosper. Having known me for many years prior and being the knowledgeable professional that he is, Steve suggested that if I wanted the sort of career opportunities I was expressing, that if I really wanted to take my career in accounting to the next level, to look no further than the San Francisco Bay Area. Allured by the potential of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Steve put me in contact with his affiliates at the DeWinter Group (who were equally a pleasure and a joy to work with) and shortly thereafter I was reviewing job postings ranging from the biggest most well-known players in Tech to the smaller-scale but rapidly growing startups looking to take their companies public. It didn’t take long, shortly thereafter engaging the DeWinter Group I had my eyes set on the prize, an Accounting Manager position in the Controllership group of a legendary San Jose-based company that revolutionized online shopping as we know it today. Letting my experience speak for itself, after several rounds of interviews I was offered the opportunity of a lifetime, a dream come true for a young and aspiring accountant! And it all goes back to Steve Burchard. Steve, with his wealth of knowledge and experience, guided me, believed in me, and helped catapult my career to the next level…just like he promised. To anyone else out there looking to make a change in their accounting or finance careers or if you just need someone trustworthy you can bounce ideas off of, look no further than Steve Burchard."

eBay | Ben Vasquez

“Steve and his team at Burchard & Associates do an outstanding job of sourcing top quality talent for us. They do this by taking a strong interest in getting to know our organization and the skills we value, resulting in a highly-refined candidate pool, saving us valuable time in filling our hiring needs.”

Bayer | Jeremiah Otto

"Over the past five years, Steve and his team have been great partners through multiple search efforts. Be it formal searches or “soft” searches resulting in the sharing of profiles that may be of interest, Steve has been able to dial in on the candidates that meet our expectations and succeed in our environment because he understands our business. We are fortunate to have a relationship with him and his firm."

Harbour Group | Steve M. Bishara

“I was referred to Steve through another recruiting office that I had been in touch with while I was working in Pittsburgh. From the start, it was about what I wanted to do and making sure that I was ultimately happy with my final decision. Steve was always available, day and night, whether via phone or text, and never hesitated to give me a straight and truthful response. I think in this line of business, it is very easy to sugarcoat things, so I truly respected Steve for being so upfront and honest. Steve performed his job with diligence and professionalism, and I am now happily employed in my new role. Not only did Steve go out of his way to make sure I ended up with what I wanted, he also made sure to get to know me. He took time out of his day to meet for lunch, where we spoke about our lives, as well as what I was interested in regarding a new job. It was nice for me to get to know Steve a little bit too, since he was the one searching for my next role. All in all, everything was handled with professionalism, and I am in a new role where I am incredibly happy because of Steve, and I can’t thank him enough.”

Silgan Plastics | Ryan Merrifield

“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

“I have been using Burchard & Associates routinely since 1999, when Steve first placed me, so I have had the benefit of seeing the business from an applicant perspective as well as from an employer perspective. What has struck me as unique about the organization is not just their firm grasp on the Finance & Accounting talent pool of St. Louis, and their deep long-standing Corporate relationships, but their focus on finding the right fit for the applicant and the employer. The folks at Burchard & Associates spend the extra time really getting to the know the talent that they’re placing, as well as getting to know the personality of the organization that is doing the hiring. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better fit for me when Steve first placed me, and I have used Burchard & Associates numerous times since, and have never been disappointed with the skillset or personalities of the hires that I have made through Burchard & Associates.”

Bethesda Health Group | Roger Byrne

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Steve Burchard and Burchard & Associates, Inc. to find a Controller for our high net wealth family office. Steve’s expertise in successfully recruiting for high-level financial positions is evident throughout the entire process.

Steve toured our facility and took the time to thoroughly understand our unique business and requirements in order to be in a position to find a great fit for our family office. Steve is exceptional at screening candidates and evaluating qualifications, experience, and cultural fit. Throughout the recruitment process, Steve maintained constant communication and provided regular updates and valued feedback. His insights and understanding of our specific requirements helped us make a confident decision, which lead to the placement of an outstanding controller who we believe will seamlessly transition into our family office.

We are confident in recommending Steve to anyone seeking recruitment services for high-level financial and accounting positions. His professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to understand the unique needs of a high net wealth family office were provided with excellence.”

Rex Encore LLC | Chad W. Brigham

“I have worked with many recruiters in my career and was beyond impressed with Steve Burchard. From first contact, he was an attentive listener, asked involved questions and was very understanding of my specific requests in my job search. He found fantastic and diverse opportunities for me to choose from and was supportive throughout the entire process. It was very apparent that he was interested in creating a good match between employee and employer while keeping my wishes at the forefront. The application and interviewing process was enjoyable when working with Steve and his team!”

Harbour Group | Taylor Miller

Serving clients. Serving candidates.

Creating connections. Helping businesses grow.

The work we do as accounting and finance recruitment service providers applies to all industries and commercial concerns. Burchard & Associates, Inc. works in nearly every professional hiring market—including manufacturing, healthcare, tech, distribution, professional services, private equity and beyond. Where there is a need for financial talent, we facilitate the connections to build teams and enhance careers.

We partner with companies seeking to fill important professional level accounting and financial positions—organizations who understand the value-added service a seasoned recruiting firm can bring.

We advocate for candidates wanting to confidentially explore opportunities that will advance their careers and stature in their professional field.

At Burchard & Associates we listen first, ask the right questions and gain a deeper understanding of your hiring or career development needs.

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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