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Jody Padar

Jody Padar
Jody Padar, CPA, also known as The Radical CPA, is one of the accounting profession's foremost visionaries and pioneers. A well-known advocate for tech adoption and general forward-thinking behavior inside the profession, she has been consistently named one of the Top 100 Most Influential to the Profession by Accounting Today. She is the author of Radical Pricing which will be published in early 2024 as well as two other books, From Success to Significance: The Radical CPA Guide; and The Radical CPA: New Rules for the Future-Ready Firm. She is a regular contributor to a number of industry publications, including Accounting Today and CPA Trendlines, where she offers practical tips and advice on running a next-generation firm. Since her days as a small firm owner, she has advocated for bringing the accounting profession into the digital age and leading the next generation of accounting professionals to a better life where they can go home on time, give more to their clients and foster their passion for the industry. Currently a senior tax advisor at april, Jody loves the idea of using AI and automation to transform taxes, and she’s excited to help develop, evolve and share a simplified and pleasurable tax experience. Padar is married with two adult children and currently resides in Door County Wisconsin. She earned her BBA from Saint Mary’s College and MST from Northern Illinois University.
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