ST. LOUIS - Anders is very proud to announce that Brian M. McCook, CPA, and Partner in our Healthcare Group has been named one of 2014′s 40 Under 40 honorees by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Brian was selected by a panel of former 40 Under 40 winners from a pool of more than 500 nominations. A special section of the St. Louis Business Journal featuring the other honorees will be published in the February 7, 2014 edition of the newspaper. A special awards dinner will be held on Thursday, February 13 at Kemp Auto Museum in Chesterfield.

Why Brian?

Brian has been instrumental in making the healthcare niche the fastest growing practice area at the firm, averaging more than 25% growth in each of the last five years. The team specializes in helping physicians, their practices and hospitals with financial issues and consists of tax accountants, auditors and consultants.

Brian joined Anders in 2002, started the healthcare group in 2006, and in January 2012, at age 37, was named a partner at the $25 million firm. Brian is Vice President for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), a member of the Medical Group Management Association of Greater St. Louis (MGMA) and the League of Health Experts. He is a frequent author and speaker at national, regional and local events, including leading the healthcare special interest group with the Leading Edge Alliance, the second largest international association of CPA firms. Brian received the President's Award from HFMA in 2011 and 2012 for dedication to the organization, and has been a featured "Partner in Health Care" in the St. Louis Business Journal.

On a civic level, for the past six years, Brian has been involved with Lafayette Industries at the board level, an organization that employs people with disabilities.

His family, his work and helping others succeed mean the world to him. His enthusiasm and passion are contagious.

Anders has approximately 150 partners and staff members, with about $25 million in revenue. The recent merger provides Anders the opportunity to retain our commitment to remain a local firm, while being one of the largest firms not only in the St. Louis marketplace, but throughout the Midwest. For the past 49 years, Anders has delivered full service accounting, tax, audit and advisory services to growth-oriented closely-held companies, organizations and individuals. The firm also specializes in valuation, forensics, strategic services, technology and financial services. For more information, visit Anders at http://www.anderspa.com/.