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Adam L. Grinde

Partner and International Leader, CPA
312 729 8323

Adam serves as the firm leader for international services. In this role, he provides oversight to strengthen our international advisory offerings that helps our clients thrive in the rapid and constant change of the global economy. With more than twenty years of audit and advisory experience, working with both domestic and multinational companies, Adam brings a valuable perspective on international growth and problem solving. He is the principal liaison connecting our partners with the independent member firms of Baker Tilly International, the world's eighth largest accountancy and business advisory network. Facilitating the sharing of knowledge and resources, Adam brings together the power of the global network to deliver exceptional results to clients.

Adam also serves in the assurance practice at Baker Tilly, specializing in manufacturing and distribution clients. Besides financial statement audits and audits of employee benefit plans, Adam specializes in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, research and resolution of complex accounting and disclosure issues, and significant project management of process improvement, business consulting, and strategy development.


  • Worked internationally in Osaka, Japan for more than two years, providing technical guidance for several US GAAP reporting companies including several SEC registrants, coordinating the international execution of audits and performing extensive international due diligence in Southeast Asia, China, Europe, Japan, and the US
  • Provides attest services for public and private companies in various industries, such as manufacturing, distribution, life sciences, food and beverage, and service
  • Develops internal control frameworks supporting key business processes for public companies (Sarbanes environment) and private companies
  • Performs transaction advisory services throughout the life cycle of a business transaction, such as pre-acquisition preparation, financial due diligence, and post-acquisition implementation/integration
  • Works with international businesses (or companies aspiring to grow internationally) to ensure global strategies are executed effectively and professional service needs are delivered seamlessly
  • Functional in Japanese


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois Certified Public Accounting Society
  • World Trade Center – Illinois
  • German American Chamber of Commerce
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • The Chicago Council on Global Affairs – President’s Circle
  • Speaker at the AICPA National Advanced Accounting and Auditing Technical Symposium


Northern Illinois University – DeKalb
Bachelor of Accountancy

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Executive Leadership Development Program