Assistant Professor of Practice, Drake University School of Accounting

Session Leader:
Accounting 101: Profits and Proformas
Understanding financial statements, cash flow statements, how your business creates profits and projections are all crucial to running a business.  This fun, fast and informative session is created for entrepreneurs and will cover best practices and provide tools you can use immediately.


Jaime Grandstaff has had a successful accounting and audit career in both the private and public sector.  She is the former Executive Director of Administration at Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. (Des Moines, Iowa) where she was responsible for the firm’s management functions, including financial management, personnel, administrative policies and procedures, information technology, marketing, facilities management, professional liability and human resources

Prior to joining Dickinson she was a Project Leader at MidAmerican Energy Company managing 20 – 25 audit projects annually in which process improvements and compliance evaluations were provided for numerous business platforms and industries within the holding company, Berkshire Hathaway.  She was also Senior Auditor, Audits and Evaluations for the Office of the Inspector General, Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville, TN.

Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa)
Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Majors: Accounting and Management)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)