Michael R. Favazza Sr., CPA
Michael R. Favazza Sr., CPA is the owner of Favazza & Associates, LLC, CPAs. He was born and raised in North St. Louis County. He is a graduate of Rosary High School and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Mike comes from a very business oriented family. His father was a bookkeeper and part owner of a company on Produce Row in St. Louis and his brother Matt Favazza is the President of Central Bank of Chesterfield, Missouri.
Mike has been married to his college sweetheart Linda who is a Registered Nurse at Missouri Baptist Hospital. His son, Mike Jr. followed in his father's footsteps and is a CPA. Mike’s daughter Julie followed in her mother's footsteps and is a registered nurse In Cincinnati, Ohio. Mike is the proud grandparent of 5 grandchildren and is a resident of St. Louis County. When Mike is not in the office you can find him on the golf course or at his grandkid’s games.
Mike has a passion to give back to the community and is always lending his talent and time to civic and charitable organizations that keep St. Louis and St. Charles County a wonderful place to live and work.
Mike was the 2015 Chairman of the Board of Directors for the O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce. Mike was also past President of the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce and is still currently a member. Mike also is involved and serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for Vision St. Charles County Leadership Program, Inc.
Favazza & Associates, LLC specializes in CFO controllership services for organizations of all types. We manage all accounting aspects of the business from bookkeeping, business planning, tax planning and preparation.
Michael R. Favazza Jr., CPA
Mike comes to us with over 10 years of both public and private accounting experience. Most recently, he was the Controller for a $55 million retailer based in the St. Louis area. His role included managing all of the company’s accounting functions, including treasury management, payroll, accounts payable and tax. Mike was responsible for the company’s financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, along with the development of accounting policies and procedures and internal controls. Prior to this role, Mike was with a larger St. Louis based public accounting firm where he developed a diverse background in tax and audit/assurance services. He has experience in the manufacturing, distribution and retail industries, along with 401(k) retirement plans. His tax experience includes corporations, partnerships and individuals.
Mike is a graduate of Truman State University. He is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and has his Certified Public Accountant’s license from the State of Missouri. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Amy J. Smith
Most CPA firms have a Management team or staff but, none of them have an Amy Smith. After 11 years with our firm Amy knows our clients by first name and has become the go-to person in the office for everything. So, whether you need a copy of your tax return or you want advice on how to make your office efficient, to writing your next newsletter she is your gal.
While her list of contributions around here are lengthy and invaluable she keeps her head level and the firms goal to make client service #1.
Amy has received many awards such as 30 Leader’s in their 30’s to service awards for serving on Chamber of Commerce Boards, Not-for- Profit Organizations, or just volunteering her time and talent to those just getting their business off the ground. We are lucky to have such an asset. So how do you get someone like Amy on your team? Just give us call and Amy will help you get started.
David Zaegal, CPA
Born and raised in Saint Louis, Dave graduated from Chaminade College Prep and then Saint Louis University with a Masters in Accounting. He has over 10 years of combined public and private accounting experience.
Dave is active on the Board of Directors for the Town and Country / Frontenac Chamber of Commerce, and the Fox Creek Estates neighborhood. He also volunteers much of his time to activities at the St. Joseph – Manchester parish.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Maggie is one of our most cheerful team members. Maggie is great with all the clients and is always thinking of ways to make things easier for everyone. Maggie works primarily with monthly and quarterly accounting and bookkeeping clients. Maggie works hard to make sure the client is always happy.
When it comes to qualifications in accounting Christy does not fall short. Christy’s experience as an Assistant Controller is a match made in heaven for the services that we offer our clients. No matter the size of your business Christy offers an in depth look into your business finances and can help you navigate the numbers.
Christy has helped businesses organize their accounting and created solutions to help make the companies that she has worked for efficient. Christy has been instrumental in implementing accounting software, monthly closing procedures as well as daily responsibilities.
Christy has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and graduated Cum Laude from Lindenwood University. Christy also has her certificate in Accounting and graduated with honors from St. Charles Community College on the Dean’s list. Christy intends to get her Certified Public Certificate in the near future.
Melissa Feathers is a Staff Accountant at Favazza & Associates LLC. Melissa’s back ground include accounting, finance, and banking. Melissa is a St. Charles native, a mother of 2 children, and has her Bachelor’s degree from Lindenwood University. Melissa has extensive bookkeeping and accounting knowledge. Her background in banking and working with the public makes her easy to talk to. Melissa is a very hard worker, a team player, and enjoys working one on one with clients. She takes ownership of each account to ensure that she is doing all she can to deliver the best product and service. Melissa is also a licensed Notary.
Ann comes to us from a long standing CPA firm in North County. Ann works with our accounting clients and heads up our payroll services division. Ann has worked in accounting the majority of her career and enjoys new challenges.
We are delighted to have such a wonderful and caring person such as Ann on our team.