Jennifer J. Jenkins, CPA

Jennifer is the Lead Tax Partner and technical backstop for the WFH tax team.  Jennifer has over 15 years of experience specializing in Federal and state tax compliance and consulting.  Jennifer instills in her team a commitment to accuracy, efficiency, and superior services while sharing her tax wisdom and guidance with warm professionalism.

Jennifer started her career at Big 4 firms where she managed tax compliance and consulting engagements for large national and multinational companies.  Focusing on the hospitality, service, and manufacturing industries/sectors, Jennifer successfully navigated her client base through a wide range of tax issues.  Included among these were the tax reporting requirement and ASC 740 calculations for both publicly traded and private corporations, corporate consolidations and the issues surrounding affiliated groups, international tax concerns and reporting requirements of multinational corporations, Subchapter K consultation and partnership tax compliance, and tax planning and compliance for high net worth individuals. Jennifer’s past experience also includes a demonstrated expertise in multi-state operations, having previously led the extensive state and local tax compliance efforts of a Fortune 500 client in the hospitality industry.  Moving home to Mississippi in 2009, Jennifer joined a large firm in Jackson where she added to her technical expertise a valuable understanding of the unique and rich business landscape surrounding middle-market, regional, and local companies.

Having joined WFH in 2013, Jennifer now serves as a trusted business advisor to clients in the oil & gas, franchised operations, physician practices, and retail and real estate industries, among others.  In addition to consultative activities, Jennifer applies her knowledge and experience to income tax compliance and general accounting services for corporations, partnerships, and individuals both small and large.  Jennifer is the firm’s subject matter expert on the Affordable Care Act employer mandate and assists employers with understanding the requirements, preparing Forms 1095-B, and responding to IRS letters regarding Section 4980H penalty assessments. She is also experienced in representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service or state taxing authorities as part of the exams process.

Jennifer graduated from Mississippi State University, Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Accountancy and obtained a Master of Taxation degree from the University of Mississippi. She is a longstanding member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. Recently, she was recognized as a Paul Harris fellow of the Rotary Club of Laurel. In her time away from the office she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Jennifer’s insightfulness and friendly disposition are huge assets to WFH.

Mississippi CPA License #R3497

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Society of Women Accountants
    • Past Secretary, Jackson Chapter
  • Rotary Club of Laurel
    • Paul Harris fellow

Jennifer J. Jenkins, CPA
Tax Partner