Curriculum Vitae

Jaime L. Grandstaff, CPA, MBA, CIA, CRMA, CGMA, CFE


Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa)

Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Accounting

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. (Des Moines, Iowa)

Executive Director of Administration

  • 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
  • Shares responsibility with the Board of Directors for strategic planning, firm strategies, regulatory action, practice management and the evaluation of potential mergers and lateral shareholder candidates
  • Provide financial leadership to the firm by developing systems of controls, processes to optimize cost effectiveness and profitability, review and oversight of the firm’s shareholder compensation process, the fiscal budget, monthly financial reports and cash flow trends
  • Serves as a member of the retirement committee and assists with pension planning activities for eligible members of the firm

MidAmerican Energy Company (Des Moines, Iowa)

Project Leader

  • Manage 20 to 25 audit projects annually
  • Suggest process improvements and compliance evaluations for numerous business platforms and industries within the holding company, Berkshire Hathaway Energy
  • Supervision of the audit staff, ensuring detailed review of audit engagements and overall project execution
  • Responsible for department metrics, project budgeting, performance evaluations and establishing deadlines for presentation to management

Office of the Inspector General, Tennessee Valley Authority (Knoxville, Tennessee)

Senior Auditor, Audits and Evaluations

  • Lead complex reviews and manage the work of multiple team members
  • Ensure reviews are conducted to comply with government auditing and inspections standards
  • Represent the office in meetings with Tennessee Valley Authority management and external executives to conduct entrance conferences, exit conferences and interviews
  • Conduct risk assessments of Tennessee Valley Authority programs and operations to identify areas for inclusion into the annual audit plan

Ernst & Young (Des Moines, Iowa)

Senior Auditor

  • Responsible for supervision and review of audit engagements
  • Mentoring and development of team members
  • Collaborate with managers to identify client objectives and recommend approaches
  • Maintain and improve effective technical accounting capabilities by leveraging firm resources


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)


Drake internal auditing course partners with ISCPA and YESS

Central Iowa IIA

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