Local Experts Providing Tax, Accounting & Payroll Services with Clients Around the World

E&A serves businesses at all stages of their life cycles, from small start-ups to mature businesses with hundreds of employees to those winding down.

Our core competencies are business management, accounting, tax, audit/attest, and payroll.

We can’t do what you do in your business, so focus on what you’re good at instead of racking your brain trying to figure out your accounting system or keep up with ever-changing tax laws.

It’s our job to get you every legitimate tax savings and identify business opportunities. In fact, many clients have commented on the team’s ability to present technical matters understandably and that “nobody else has asked us this many questions about our business.” When you want guidance and advice, we’re ready to serve you.

Our experience enables us to see beyond obvious symptoms and get to the heart of underlying business issues. We objectively analyze your situation and provide specific recommendations to improve performance and profitability, while always remembering its your company.

As Whitey Herzog said, “Owners-own and managers-manage. Never forget which one you are.”

Business Advisory

Strategies to Help Your Business Grow & Thrive

Our highest value-added service! Whether it’s a traditional advisory role, providing advice and counsel on a specific topic, or functioning as a member of your executive team via our “Rent-A-CFO℠” services, E&A delivers valuable insights and solutions to protect and enhance your interests. Our experience on “your side of the desk” and knowledge of the myriad ways other organizations function enables E&A to make a positive impact with the issues you face.

  • “Rent-A-CFO℠” services
  • Interim management
  • Business combinations, acquisitions, mergers, and divestitures
  • Accounting system design
  • Pricing studies
  • Evaluating specific transactions/decisions in advance
  • Merger, acquisition, and/or divestiture activities


Have Your Financial Information at Your Fingertips

Obtain the information you need to run your business, not just data, and mee the needs of bankers, investors, and management. Enhance your internal controls with a second set of eyes on your accounting activities and eliminate your worries about staff turnover, vacations, etc. Get reports that give you better decision-making information via dashboards of key performance indicators instead wading through all of the detail. E&A’s largest industry concentrations are medical and professional practices, not-for-profit organizations, and technology companies.

  • Full turn-key accounting department outsourcing
  • Controllership services overseeing an internal accounting function
  • Periodic financial statements and analysis
  • QuickBooks Online clean-up and consulting services
  • Training and instruction of in-house staff
  • Key performance indicator reporting

Audit & Attest

Get Assurance on Your Financial Information

Obtain the appropriate level of assurance about the financial information you use and provide to others. Our services are scaled to meet exactly the level of your need, whether that’s a full scope audit, a review, or a specified procedures engagement. Our primary market niches for audits are not-for-profit organizations that do not have A-133 or Yellow Book requirements and select for-profit businesses. Other areas of specialization are customizing “agreed upon procedures” engagements to optimize cost-effectiveness, Missouri state historic property rehabilitation credit audits and reviews of financial statements. All audit and attest services are performed exclusively by The E&A CFO Group’s affiliate, Eckelkamp & Associates, CPAs.

  • Full-scope opinion audits
  • Specified procedures engagement for a specific purpose
  • Special purpose audits required by the state for historic property and/or rehabilitation tax credits
  • Reviews for those not needing a full audit, but wanting some level of assurance
  • Compiling financial statements for outside users  
  • Meeting financial institution, regulatory, and grant funding source reporting requirements

Tax Planning & Compliance

Experienced Tax Strategists Working for You

Complying with ever-changing tax laws is only part of how we help you keep more of your money. Ongoing planning and knowing your opportunities/risks have an even greater impact. While the tax aspects of business decisions can dramatically alter the underlying economics, it rarely makes sense to base a decision solely on the tax consequences, so we work to get you the best outcome without exposing your business to undue risk or compromising your objectives. E&A also specializes in expatriate taxation in the U.S. Ultimately, you’re buying—in reverse order of importance—avoiding an unpleasant task, freeing your time, and/or giving you peace of mind.

  • Employee Retention Credits
  • Business, personal, trust, and non-profit tax planning and compliance
  • Research and experimentation (R&D) credits
  • Expatriate taxation in the U.S.
  • State historical property rehabilitation tax credits
  • IRS or other taxing authority audits
  • FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Reporting) compliance

Many prospective clients ask about pricing. Because clients hate pricing surprises (we do, too!), we provide fixed prices in advance whenever possible based on a review of year returns. And, returning clients learn their current year fixed price via our pre-tax-season communications each January. While pricing depends on many factors, approximately 75% of returns we prepare are between $1,000 and $2,000.

Payroll & Human Resources

Let Us Handle Complex Payroll Work

Payroll services are much more than just processing paychecks. In addition to avoiding surprise costs, IRS “nastygrams,” penalties and more, payroll services save your most precious resource: time. E&A processes payrolls from one employee to 100 employees. We also design and implement new employee benefit plans. So, save yourself the frustration and inconvenience of the immovable deadlines and spending time to handle “admini-strivia” that should be spent on what you do best. At the same time, you’ll make employees happier by adding the features they want, like direct deposit, retirement plans, and flex spending accounts.

  • Direct deposit and electronic tax filings
  • 24/7 employee access
  • Customized reporting
  • Benefit plan administration
  • Paperless payroll processing

Eckelkamp & Associates CPA’s P.C. Honored As a “Best Payroll Service Providers” for 2019, 2021, 2022 (as well as prior years) by the Small Business Monthly