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Jen is a Partner in the Tax Services practice of Brown Smith Wallace and has more than 18 years of experience, specializing in not-for-profit, individual and small business returns.

Jen is responsible for the firm’s not-for-profit tax engagements and provides oversight for other individual and business tax engagements.

Jen enjoys working one-on-one with clients to minimize their tax obligations and help them understand their current tax position. She stays up to date on tax law changes through a variety of continuing education courses and seminars.  She has publicly presented on the following topics:

  • “NPO and Health Care Industry Leader Panel,” Brown Smith Wallace NPO Speaker Series, December 2018
  • “A Woman in Leadership,” MOCPA Women’s Leadership Conference TED Talk, October 2018
  • “Getting Engaged in Advocacy,” MOCPA NFP Conference, October 2018
  • “Tax Reform: Impact and Fundraising Opportunities,” Brown Smith Wallace NPO Speaker Series, February 2018
  • “We Fix Ugly 990s,” Brown Smith Wallace NPO Speaker Series, December 2015
  • “990 Deep Dive, UBI and Other Pitfalls,” MOCPA Not-for-Profit Conference, October 2015
  • “2014 Tax Prep,” St. Charles County Association of Realtors, January 2015
  • “Overview of Form 990,” Q4-2013 NPO Industry Roundtable, October 2013

Jen has also written for the MOCPA periodical, The Asset:

  • “Nonprofit Parking Tax: Expired Meters and the UBI ‘Fine,’” January 2019
  • "Implementing Effective Enterprise Risk Management Processes", November 2012

Jen was selected as a member of the St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40 award in 2018, and she was a Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA) 2015 Women to Watch recipient. Through her membership in the MOCPA she serves currently on the MOCPA Education Foundation Board of Directors and previously served on the Society’s Board of Directors and the Finance & Audit Committee and is a former chair of the MOCPA NFP Committee. Jen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and successfully completed her AICPA’s Not-for-Profit Certification I. Jen graduated magna cum laude and with honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

In 2018, she participated in the Brown Smith Wallace Partnership Readiness Program (PRP), which prepares selected Principals to become the next generation of firm Partners. 

Honors & Recognitions

MOCPA Woman to Watch

Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Community Involvement

Missouri Society of CPAs - Former Member of the Board of Directors and Audit/Finance Committee, Former Chair of the Not-for-Profit Committee

Missouri Society of CPAs Education Foundation - Board Member

Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (CKDC) - Board Member, Treasurer

Expertise

Industries

Professional Organizations

AICPA

MOCPA

Education

University of Nebraska at Omaha

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