Brenda is a Partner at Brickley DeLong with over twenty years of experience. She began with the Firm in 1991, and was elected the first female partner in 2009. She has proven herself an exemplary instructor and serves as a mentor to many women at the Firm.
Brenda specializes in: audit supervision of school district, nonprofit organization, employee benefit plans, and private company engagements; management advisory services, tax planning, preparation and review of corporate, partnership, individual, nonprofit organization and employee benefit tax returns.
Brenda is also involved in the recruiting and interviewing processes with the Firm. She annually participates in on campus interviews as a representative of Brickley DeLong. She is also a member of the Firm’s technology committee and serves as a liaison between employees and the Firm’s technological needs.
In her free time, Brenda enjoys riding motorcycle with her husband, reading, and attending sporting events. Brenda and her husband Jim live in North Muskegon, and have two sons, Dalton and Logan. Dalton is currently attending Grand Valley State University and Logan is a senior at Ravenna High School.
A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Muskegon Community Colleges, 1989
B.B.A., Accounting Emphasis, Grand Valley State University, 1991
Licensed Certified Public Accountant, Michigan, 1993
Professional and Civic Organizations
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce – Board Treasurer
Mercy Health Partners – Philanthropic Council Planned Gifts Committee
United Way of the Lakeshore Women’s Leadership Network
Lakeshore Athena Award Selection Committee
Articles by Brenda Jacobs
- Look at your employees with cybersecurity in mind
- Enhance benefits’ perceived value with strong communication
- Consider key person insurance as a succession plan safeguard
- An EAP can keep your top players on the floor
- PTO banks: A smart HR solution for many companies
- How to Save on Childcare Pt. 2
- How to Save on Childcare Pt. 1
- Gift Acceptance Policy and Not-for-Profits
- What is an ABLE account?
- How to Stay Ahead of Identity Theft?