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Jody A. Grunden, CPA

Partner and Virtual CFO Practice Leader Location: Indiana CPA License Held In: Indiana and Missouri
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  • Virtual CFO Services
  • Creative Agencies
  • Remote Team Management

Professional Profile

Jody is an accounting visionary with over 20 years of experience. He has helped pioneer innovative changes within the industry, including the introduction of the first subscription-based billing method employed by an accounting firm. He is the author of two books, Digital Dollars and Cents and Building the Virtual CFO Firm in the Cloud. Together with his partner Adam Hale, Jody co-founded Summit CPA Group in 2002, which merged with Anders in 2022. Summit, now Summit Virtual CFO by Anders, was the first fully distributed firm and a leading provider of Virtual CFO services in North America. With this merger, Summit brings to Anders a number of benefits that will help continue Jody’s vision of changing the way people think about accounting, including strengthening the now “hybrid” work environment and continuing to grow the advisory side of Anders.

Joined the firm in 2002

Education & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Indiana
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Missouri
  • B.S., Accounting, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Professional Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • DCPA Advisory Board
    • DCPA 2022 Conference Chair
    • Tax Practice Resiliency Tax Force
  • Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS)
    • [Former] Board of Directors
    • Innovation Council
    • CAS Client Advisory Counsel
  • Forbes Finance Council
    • Member
  • Accountant Partner Council
    • Member
  • Divvy Task Force
    • Member
  • Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA)
    • Member
  • Running Remote
    • Member
  • Pinnacle Business Guides
    • Partner


  • 2020 Top Innovative Practitioner of the Year Recipient,
  • 2017 Top Innovative Practitioner of the Year Finalist,
  • 2017 Innovation Award Recipient, Indiana CPA Society

Favorite Quote:

“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

Favorite Movie:

The Accountant

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