To meet the needs of our clients, Vonda & James CPA's, LLC was established as an Indiana CPA firm to provide accounting, tax, and business advisory services to small businesses, their families and individuals throughout the Fort Wayne area. Recognizing that each client has unique goals, we tailor our services to meet your specific needs. To better meet the needs of our clients, we have individualized accounting services for clients in industries like Healthcare Accounting, Real Estate Accounting, Estate and Trust Accounting, professional services and various consumer services. These individualized services have enabled us to address their industry specific challenges, compliance needs and standard tax practices.
VONDA G. YANEZ, CPA, CVA -- PARTNER
Vonda is a certified public accountant, licensed to practice in the state of Indiana. She has been working in the accounting and tax field since 1991, specializing in the needs of businesses and individuals. Vonda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. She graduated with High Honors from Manchester College, an institution renowned for its demanding accounting program. She is also a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Prior to beginning her financial accounting and tax practice, Vonda spent the first 7 years of her career with a national Big 4 accounting firm in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was in charge of all tax return compliance for clients of that office ranging from large publicly-traded corporations to the individual client. Vonda also has experience with a regional accounting firm as well as within the tax department of a publicly-traded corporation.
Seeing a great need for Big 4 experience offered intimately at the small business level, she followed her ambitions and began a financial consulting practice offering integrated and comprehensive accounting, tax and financial planning services.
JAMES E. STUMP, CPA -- PARTNER (Retired)
Jim is a certified public accountant, licensed to practice in the states of Indiana and Ohio. He has significant experience in Financial Planning, Tax Planning, and Estate Planning. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Indiana Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Fort Wayne Estate Planning Council, and the Planned Giving Council of Fort Wayne. He was named one of the Best CPAs in the USA by Money Magazine (1986).
Prior to forming this partnership, Jim was a Senior Financial Planner at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Great Lakes Region, where he was primarily responsible for the preparation and review of Comprehensive Financial Plans for high net worth clients. He specialized in large, complex family financial analysis and solutions for multi-generational entrepreneurial families. Jim was also a Partner, then Principal of George S. Olive, CPAs (now BKD, LLP) for 22 years.
Jim is very active in the Fort Wayne community serving on numerous boards and committees of local non-for-profit entities. He has also been an instructor for various estate and income tax planning courses. Apart from serving the community in his capacity as a business advisor, Jim also volunteers at local nursing homes with his dog, Frodo, who is certified in therapy for the elderly.