St. Louis,- Anders CPAs + Advisors (Anders) received the EDGE Award for Innovative Firm of the Year at the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) annual global conference and awards ceremony in Miami, FL.

The EDGE Awards recognize member firms and individuals that demonstrate exceptional leadership, improve the performance of their organizations, and make outstanding contributions to the advancement of the CPA profession. Nominations for the EDGE Awards were submitted by LEA member firms from around the world. A panel of distinguished judges selects the winners.

Each award category illustrates LEA's core belief that continuing success is grounded in being accomplished in all areas of practice development and firm management.  Each of LEA's highly competitive awards is inspired by the cutting edge innovations and best practices that differentiate LEA members from their competitors.  LEA members across the country and around the globe use EDGE submissions as models for their own programs.

This is the eighth EDGE award for Anders, including awards for the Young Professionals Program, the Innovative Firm Initiative of the Year and Outstanding Marketing Initiative.

About Leading Edge Alliance

Founded in 1999, LEA Global is the second largest international association in the world, creating a high-quality alliance of 220 firms focused on accounting, financial and business advisory services. LEA Global firms operate in 106 countries, giving clients of LEA Global firms access to the knowledge, skills and experience of 2,000 experts and nearly 23,000 staff members.

About Anders

Anders has approximately 160 partners and staff members, with about $27 million in revenue. For the past 50 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 www.anderspa.com.