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.

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

"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’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

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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