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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 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

"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 have had the opportunity to work with many individuals in support of my own and other people’s efforts in filling financial roles over the span of a 40+ year career. I have leveraged the insights and persistence of Steve Burchard and his team at Burchard and Associates during that time, including referring other companies to Burchard and Associates for support to fill their needs. They have been consistently insightful in identifying quality candidates for the roles I have been a part of filling, through understanding the needs and wants of the position and meeting those needs, time and again.”

Advisor and Retired KPMG Partner | Jerry Carlson

“Steve has helped the Dover Companies find multiple great additions to our team over the years. Steve took a methodical approach to developing a thorough understanding of our organization and its culture before trying to identify suitable candidates for the first assignment we worked on together. He has since used that backdrop to inform his approach to identifying candidates for each subsequent assignment thereby ensuring we are only meeting candidates that would be a good ‘fit’ rather than spending time on candidates that appear on paper to check a few boxes of a job description. This individualized approach is among the reasons we continue to turn to Steve and his team at Burchard & Associates when seeking to fill key positions.”

The Dover Companies | Steve Wertman

“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

“Steve Burchard is an exceptional resource in St. Louis for both companies and professionals in their careers. I have collaborated with Steve on a professional search that brought me from Chicago to St. Louis, as well as on a hiring search for Finance talent that I conducted at Exegy. His insights on the market and access to qualified candidates are an invaluable tool for companies in their hiring process.”

Exegy | Samuel Hou

"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

“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

“I was referred to Steve through another search firm out of Chicago, I was looking to relocate from Louisville, KY and Steve made the process easy and found a great fit for me professionally. Through multiple phone calls Steve was able to get a good idea of who I was as a person and what I was looking for in a role. Moving to a new city can be a period of anxiety and nervousness for some but Steve has made the transition so far very easy, going as far to recommend places to look to live and things to do around the city. He found me a position within a few weeks of our first call and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to start my career in STL. I look forward to working with Steve again in the future and I am confident that he will come through for me again.”

Bethesda Health Group | Mitch Hook

“Steve was a valuable resource throughout the entire recruitment process. From my very first conversation with Steve, I was impressed with his professionalism and his desire to find the right fit for the candidate as well as the employer. He kept me well informed and was a great resource during the preparation stage and when an offer was made. I would recommend Burchard & Associates to anyone looking to secure a new role in the future.”

PayneCrest Electric & Communications | Julie Kluesner

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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