Jennifer Howard Elder, CPA, MS, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA
Pasadena, MD

Jennifer Elder specializes in making the financially complicated simple, awesomely simple. She has seen all sides of the accounting profession starting in public accounting, was an Accounting Department Chair, and CFO in the private sector. She has worked in manufacturing and distribution, residential construction and development, software development, and angel investing. She is also involved in non-profits, sitting on the Board of Directors of Rude Ranch Animal Rescue.

Jennifer is currently President of The Sustainable CFO, helping business owners, executives, and CPAs enhance their success skills and find that elusive work-life balance. She also assists businesses in developing a strategy for integrating sustainability into strategic plans and day-to-day operations. In addition, Jennifer teaches finance at Antioch University New England, is a trainer with the AICPA and Business Learning Institute, and is a contributing writer for TriplePundit.

When it comes to instruction, Jennifer believes that in order for training to be effective it must be: approachable, applicable, interactive, and interesting. She focuses on finding the essence of a topic, explaining so that it can be understood at all levels, illustrates with real-life examples, creates opportunities to apply the knowledge, and does it with an infectious enthusiasm. Her goal is to ensure that everyone walks away with something they can use and apply immediately.