Adam J. Goode CPA

Adam joined Schneider Downs in 2007, following seven years of work within the private sector. He provides accounting, assurance and advisory services to both public and privately held companies. Adam leads Schneider Downs’ Accounting Advisory Services Group which provides a variety of accounting and finance consulting and advisory to help businesses to address concerns and challenges within these functions. 

Through his technical accounting advisory services, Adam routinely provides companies with the assistance they need to understand complex accounting requirements as well as to help companies adopt new accounting standards in an ever-changing world.  Adam closely watches the activity of the FASB and other standard setters and is proactive in advising businesses of upcoming changes.  He has authored a number of technical accounting publications and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars within the region. 

In addition, Adam provides outsourced accounting and finance services to companies who have limited resources or simply need additional outside expertise.  He has experience advising a wide range of companies, whether it’s a small company that wants to outsource their CFO function or a large company looking to tackle a major accounting project.  Adam works closely with his clients to understand their unique business and challenges, so that he can offer practical advice and solutions to help his client base achieve their long-term goals and objectives.


B.S.—Business Administration, Robert Morris University

Professional and Community Involvement

Member — American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants

Committee Member — PICPA Emerging CPAs Committee

Committee Member — PICPA Cooperation with the Bar Committee

Member — Schneider Downs Retail Services Industry Group

Member — Schneider Downs Not-for-profit Focus Group

Member — Schneider Downs Higher Education Focus Group

2015 PICPA Young Leader Award winner

Do you have a hobby/personal passion?
Spending quality time with my kids.  I have three daughters who love board games and card games.

What was the best advice you've ever received?
Someone once told me to “be where your feet are”.  With all the chaos and distractions in life this has always resonated with me and when I actually follow this advice allows me to be the best version of me. 

Who is your role model?
I’ve had many over the years.  I always look up to successful people who have a healthy balance between work and family.

What was your childhood dream?
I wanted to become a pilot and fly fighter jets in the military.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your college self?
I studied engineering for two years before I discovered my love for debits and credits.  I’d have told myself to skip the engineering classes and go straight to accounting. 

People would be surprised to know that I...
...have an odd attraction to European sports and on Saturday and Sunday mornings will often start my day watching an early morning soccer match or formula 1 race. 

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
Before I worked in public accounting I ran a retail business.  I always enjoyed retail and was in some ways disappointed to leave the industry.  Today I work with many retailers in an accounting and advisory role and am thrilled to stay connected with the industry I thought I had left behind.

What was your first job?
I was a cook at Hardees.

Do you have a "motto"? (spoken or unspoken)
Don’t be afraid to fail. 

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
I’d love to say that I’d do something productive or enriching with my time, but honestly with only one hour of time I’d find a quiet place to sit, listen to music and get caught up on the day’s news. 

Do you have advice for young professionals?
The most rewarding aspect of the job will never be found inside a spreadsheet.  Get to know your clients personally and get to know their business.  You’ll enjoy the work a whole lot more. 

Adam J. Goode CPA

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