Jody Grunden, CPA

Partner and Co-Founder of Summit Virtual CFO by Anders CPAs | Changing the way people think about accounting

Jody Grunden 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 CPAs + Advisors (Anders) in 2022. Summit, now Summit Virtual CFO by 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 which will help continue Jody’s vision of changing the way people think about accounting, including strengthening the now “hybrid” work environment, building out the advisory side of Anders with a Virtual CFO service model, and implementing weekly subscription billing rather than hourly billing. His specialties include Virtual CFO Services, Creative Agencies, and Remote Team Management. Jody is part of many professional organizations including: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Indiana CPA Society, Member of the Forbes Finance Council, Member of the Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA), Pinnacle Business Guides Partner, and Member of Running Remote. Jody has also been recognized for his expertise through being awarded as a 2017 Indiana CPA Society Innovation Award winner,’s 2017 Innovative Practitioner of the Year finalist, and’s 2020 Top Innovative Practitioner of the Year winner. Community leadership is also important to Jody. He participates in several leadership roles including: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), DCPA Advisory Board, DCPA 2022 Conference Chair, Tax Practice Resiliency Tax Force, Accountant Partner Council, Divvy Task Force, Indiana CPA Society, Board of Directors, and Innovation Council.