Jennifer A. Barliant, CPA, CGMA, has been Managing Partner of MichaelSilver since 2017. She directs the daily operations of the Firm, while 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.
Jennifer has over 30 years of public accounting and tax experience, working within the middle market serving primarily closely-held, entrepreneurial, and family-owned businesses and their stakeholders. In addition to her managing partner responsibilities, Jennifer is still a leader of the accounting and assurance team, lending her expertise to her clients in managing cash flow, improving accounting systems, and implementing consistent accounting procedures. Jennifer 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 A. Barliant, CPA, CGMA
How she spends her time here
How she got here
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
How she approaches her work
“I consider myself a nerdy accountant. I love consulting with my clients and helping to solve problems, whether that’s resolving bank reconciliation issues, implementing a new cost system, or helping them strengthen their internal control systems. It’s not just about the compliance work. Understanding our clients’ businesses and what they are passionate about helps me hone in on where MichaelSilver can help and that is what I am passionate about.”
HOW SHE SPENDS HER TIME ELSEWHERE
“I have two active boys, so most of my summers are spent on the baseball field watching them play. I also love spending time with my family, walking with my husband, reading mysteries, and baking. Baking sourdough bread and trying new recipes has become a favorite pastime.”