Jennifer A. Barliant

Jennifer A. Barliant became Managing Partner of MichaelSilver in January 2017. She directs the daily operations of the firm, ensuring the application of best practices in exceeding the needs of our clients. Jennifer also leads the implementation of the firm’s strategic growth initiatives and acts as a mentor to help staff achieve their professional goals.

Prior to joining MichaelSilver in 2002 and becoming a partner in 2006, Jennifer worked for a medium-sized Chicago firm that merged with Deloitte in 2001 serving primarily closely-held, entrepreneurial, and family-owned businesses and their stakeholders.

Jennifer has over 25 years of public accounting and tax experience, working with companies and their owners within the middle market. Her industry experience includes manufacturing and distribution, service providers, associations and not-for-profit organizations, investment partnerships and companies, retailers, and graphic arts. She also performs employee benefit plan audits.

A key leader of the accounting and audit team, Jennifer is focused on providing audits, reviews, and compilations of financial statements. She also provides accounting and tax consulting services focused on business startups, salary reviews, cost and cash flow analysis, and divorce tax planning. She has been involved in assisting the firm with technology advances, including paperless workflow for the accounting and audit practice. She has also recruited, mentored, and trained firm staff members in a variety of areas, including audit and accounting issues and processes, technology, and QuickBooks.

Jennifer is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Jennifer A. Barliant


Managing Partner