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Jody Grunden | Partner

Jody A. Grunden, CPA

Partner + Advisory (314) 328-4913 | |
Specialties
  • 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 (Summit) in 2002, which merged with Anders in 2022. Summit, now a division of Anders, was the first fully distributed firm and the 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 2022

Education & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Indiana
  • 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)
    • Board of Directors
    • Innovation Council
  • Forbes Finance Council
    • Member
  • Bill.com Accountant Partner Council
    • Member
  • Divvy Task Force
    • Member
  • Bureau of Digital
    • Member
  • Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA)
    • Member
  • Running Remote
    • Member
  • Pinnacle Business Guides
    • Partner

Awards

  • 2020 Top Innovative Practitioner of the Year Recipient, CPA.com
  • 2017 Top Innovative Practitioner of the Year Finalist, CPA.com
  • 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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