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Brenda serves as the Managing Partner at Brickley DeLong with over twenty five 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 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 boating with her husband, reading, and her growing family. Brenda and her husband Jim live in North Muskegon, and have two sons, Dalton and Logan.


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 (2011-2016)
Mercy Health Partners – Philanthropic Council Planned Gifts Committee
United Way of the Lakeshore Women’s Leadership Network
Lakeshore Athena Award Selection Committee (past)

Articles By Brenda Jacobs

June 29, 2017

Look at your employees with cybersecurity in mind

June 15, 2017

Enhance benefits’ perceived value with strong communication

June 13, 2017

Consider key person insurance as a succession plan safeguard

May 18, 2017

An EAP can keep your top players on the floor