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Indiana University Bloomington

Exectutive Degree Programs

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Kelley's faculty members bring their international research and teaching experience to the classroom, offering students a global perspective on problem solving.

James Grandorf

Contact Information

(812) 855-2868
jgrandor [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

  • Clinical Professor of Accounting


  • Bloomington


  • CPA, Texas, 1965
  • MBA, Indiana University, 1964
  • BS, Accounting, Indiana University, 1963

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Professor of Accounting, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 1998-Present
  • Exxon Corporation, 1964-1997
  • Systems Analyst, Financial Analyst, Exxon Company, Houston, TX, 1964-1968
  • Financial Analyst, Exxon Corporation, New York, NY, 1968-1972
  • Manager Supply Accounting, Exxon International Company, New York, NY, 1972-1975
  • Assistant Controller, Esso Inter-America, Coral Gables, FL, 1975-1977
  • Deputy Managing Director, Esso Singapore Private Limited, Singapore, 1977-1980
  • Assistant Controller Financial, Exxon Company, USA, Houston, TX, 1980-1983
  • Controller and Treasurer, Manager of the Financial Department, Exxon Research and Engineering Company, Florham Park, NJ, 1983-1997
  • President, Exxon Technology Holding Company and Jersey Nuclear-Avco Isotopes, Inc., 1992-1997
  • Vice President and Director, Manager of the Caracas Administrative Office, Exxon Services Venezuela and Exxon Services Company, 1988-1995

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Recipient of Downtown Bloomington Economic Revitalization Award for many Kelley School of Business consulting projects for businesses and organizations in downtown Bloomington (2012)
  • Recipient of United Way of Monroe County Mary Alice Gray Award for Extraordinary Service (2009)
  • Recipient of Kelley School of Business Panschar Teaching Award (2007)
  • Recipient of the IUAA President's Award for loyal and distinguished Service (2007)
  • Recipient of the Kelley School of Business Service Award (2006)
  • Recipient of the Thomas J. Hennessy Residence Halls Alumni Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in professional endeavors, and in recognition of ongoing support for the objectives of the RHAA (1992)

Professional Interests

Managerial Accounting, Best Accounting Practices, Procurement Card Systems Design and Management