Meet Jennifer Elder, CFO, CSP, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA
Respected. Relatable. Relevant.
Those are just a few of the words that immediately come to mind when describing Jennifer Elder.
Jennifer is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and former CFO who has first-hand expertise in organizational dynamics from the finance professional’s perspective. In addition to being a CPA, Jennifer is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). She also holds a Master’s degree in organizational management from Antioch New England.
Whew! That’s a LOT of letters… each of which indicate Jennifer’s continued commitment to excellence.
Not only is Jennifer highly-esteemed in the world of finance, she is also a premier speaker. She earned the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) from the National Speakers Association, the highest earned international measure of professional platform competence. There are fewer than 800 CSPs globally with less than 15 CPAs also being CSPs.
There are fewer than 5 women in the world who hold both the CSP and CPA designation, and Jennifer is one of them.
Jennifer has c-suite business expertise and an outstanding ability to present information in a way that is compelling, engaging, and useful. She is known to tell great stories with high energy that illustrate relevant insights and practical solutions. Jennifer makes audiences from all backgrounds and industries laugh out loud while leaving them with immediately implementable actions. Her interactive, humorous style coupled with her impeccable commitment to integrity makes her one of the most sought-after speakers and executive coaches in the industry.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) ranked Jennifer as one of their leading presenters for five years, naming her a “Woman to Watch”. In 2018, she was also named one of the Top 25 Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor.
“Fantastic presenter! The time flew by with really great ideas and discussion points. Jennifer has a natural ability to engage the group, solicit comments, and encourages discussion and debate. Our staff learned more than we expected!”
“Having Jennifer act as the MC during our conference was fantastic! She brought an energy and excitement to the event that is not always easy to invoke. She brought continuity to the event. Jennifer’s enthusiasm and passion in her desire to make learning fun is contagious. If I could clone her and have her at all of our events – I would do it in a heartbeat!”
“I have been producing conferences for years and have worked with a ton of emcees and presenters. Jennifer consistently receives the highest ratings out of all the speakers. Jennifer’s engagement and infectious energy keep the participants focused and their energy up despite the long days of learning. A great presenter and a perfect emcee.”
Finance professionals KNOW that Jennifer understands their challenges and helps them close the gap between what they are now (the underappreciated caboose of their organization) to what they want to be (a powerful second engine).
For more than 25 years, Jennifer has been speaking internationally and consulting for organizations in all 50 states and dozens of countries. Her clients include privately held companies, not-for-profits, trade associations, the Fortune 500, and state and Federal governments.
She has helped her clients increase their profit by MILLIONS.
The key to Jennifer’s success is how she tailors her programs for each audience, tying her content to the event’s theme, addressing their most pressing issues, and sharing industry specific insights designed to help all businesses stay relevant and successful.
Organizations and finance professionals who partner with Jennifer become well-positioned, well-informed and well-equipped to optimize their future. (Make a graphic – possible question on the home page)