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Our Firm

Our Mission

Our mission is to increase our clients' net worth, by providing quality, innovative, and responsive accounting, tax, and consulting services to businesses and individuals.



Started in 1990, Bender & Company CPAs, PC is a locally owned and operated company. Currently, Bender & Co. serves over 775 individual clients and over 275 businesses, both large and small. All of the employees at Bender & Co. are seasoned professionals, most having experience in both private and public accounting in major positions of responsibility.


Our Team

David F. Bender, CPA, Owner

David's experience includes over 15 years providing quality tax and accounting services to clients of all shapes and sizes. He began his career with 6 years with a large regional accounting firm where he specialized in taxation of bank and insurance carrier clients, closely held businesses, and individual taxpayers. Joining Bender & Company CPAs, PC in 2016, David continues to help closely held businesses and individuals with their tax, accounting, payroll, and other financial needs.

David is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Missouri Society of CPAs.

He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a M.Acc. degree and emphasis in taxation.


David C. Bender, CPA

David's experience includes over thirty years of public accounting, private industry financial management, and taxation. He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelors of Business Administration, and worked for four years with Peat Marwick, Mitchell & Co., CPAs (currently known as KPMG) in Saint Louis, MO. He departed public accounting to work for MasterCard International, Inc., where he held various positions of increasing responsibilities until becoming Vice President of Finance. He joined American Bank Note Co., a multi-million dollar company, in New York as Vice President / Chief Financial Officer, and thereafter, assumed the Treasurer's title.

David is a Certified Tax Coach (CTC) and has received the Certificate of Educational Achievement from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in Personal Financial Planning (PFP). Further, he is a member of the Tax and PFP Divisions of the AICPA.

David is married and has three sons. David enjoys the outdoors, spending time on the family's farm in St. Charles, and hunting.


Wayne C. Bircher, CPA

Wayne's experience includes over thirty years in financial management, information systems (IT) and operations management, and public accounting. As controller at Flex-O-Lite, he was responsible for financial, IT, human resources, and acquisition functions. Later as Vice President of Operations, he developed strategic plans to improve customer satisfaction, develop new markets and products, improve quality, and reduce costs.

Wayne has a daughter and a son and enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and golf.


J. Grant Dambach, CPA

Grant's experience includes over thirty years with small businesses in financial management, management information systems (MIS), and public accounting. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and worked for 5 years with Baird, Kurtz, and Dobson, CPAs in Saint Louis, MO. His responsibilities included auditing and tax planning and return preparation for small business clients. He departed public accounting to accept the challenge of becoming the controller and MIS director for Fresh, Inc., a warehousing company in Saint Louis, MO. While at Fresh, Grant successfully implemented the software selection and conversion to a fully automated accounting system. Thereafter, Grant went to work as the Chief Financial Officer and MIS Director of Roofers Mart of America, Inc., a Saint Louis based nationwide franchiser of roofing material distribution companies. Major accomplishments included the successful startup, development, and eventual disposition of four subsidiary companies and twenty franchisee locations.

Grant has a son and a daughter and enjoys tennis and a variety of other outdoor activities.


Jessica N. Floarke, CPA

Jessica joined the BenderCPA team in 2010 while in high school and has since provided tax, accounting, and payroll services to individual and small business clients in multiple industries. Jessica has a deep understanding of process and procedure related to accounting and tax processes, so much so that she has helped develop and implement those procedures and workflows used in our firm today.

Jessica is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Missouri Society of CPAs.

She is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a M.Acc. degree and emphasis in taxation.


Stephen W. Allmond, CPA

Stephen’s experience includes over 13 years of tax and accounting experience working with small and large businesses, individuals, and a variety of other entities. He also has experience with complex tax planning and tax controversy resolution with a history of favorable outcomes.

Stephen is a member of the American Institute of CPAS and Missouri Society of CPAs.

He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a Masters of Accountancy degree and a Minor in Enterprise Resource Planning.


Accounting Staff

Sally Bender, CPA - Staff Accountant

Allison Tadlock - Staff Accountant

April Marquez - Staff Accountant

Administrative Staff

Julie Hoffmann - Office Manager