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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.

 

History

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 C. Bender, CPA, CTC

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.

Email: dbender@bendercpa.com

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.

Email: wbircher@bendercpa.com

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.

Email: gdambach@bendercpa.com

David F. Bender, CPA

David's experience includes over 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 also serves on the Men's Leadership Society committee for the Greater St. Louis United Way, helping raise money for families in need in the community.

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

Email: dfbender@bendercpa.com

Accounting Staff

 

Sara Bender, CPA - Tax Senior
Email: sbender@bendercpa.com

Jessica Floarke, CPA - Senior Accountant
Email: jfloarke@bendercpa.com

Amanda Little - Staff Accountant
Email: alittle@bendercpa.com

April Marquez - Staff Accountant
Email: amarquez@bendercpa.com

 

Administrative Staff

Julie Hoffmann - Office Manager
Email: jhoffmann@bendercpa.com