Jennifer M. Vacha, CPA

Jennifer M. Vacha, CPA, CGMA

Jennifer M. Vacha, CPA, CGMA

Jen is a Principal in the St. Charles office of Brown Smith Wallace and has more than 15 years of experience, specializing in not-for-profit, individual and small business returns.

Jen is responsible for the firm’s not-for-profit tax engagements and provides oversight for other individual and business tax engagements.

Jen enjoys working one-on-one with clients to minimize their tax obligations and help them understand their current tax position. She stays up to date on tax law changes through a variety of continuing education courses and seminars.  She has publicly presented on the following topics:

  • Brown Smith Wallace NPO Speaker Series – “We Fix Ugly 990s,” December 9, 2015
  • MOCPA Not-for-Profit Conference – “990 Deep Dive, UBI and Other Pitfalls,” October 29, 2015
  • St. Charles County Association of Realtors “2014 Tax Prep” January 2015
  • Q4-2013 NPO Industry Roundtable─Overview of Form 990, October 17, 2013
  • “Social Entrepreneurship – A Taxing Endeavor” Missouri Society of CPAs (MOCPA) 2012 Not-for-Profit Conference, October 2012
  • “Revenue: What is it? How do we report it?” Not For Profit Financial Managers Association (NFPFMA), May 2009
  • “Is this an IRS Form or What?” Joint seminar with Bill Liccione, Compensation Planning Group, March 2009
  • “Is this an IRS Form or What?” NFPFMA, February 2008
  • “Tax-Exempt Entities (NPOs)” Brown Smith Wallace, LLC, November 2007

Jen has also written for the MSCPA periodical, The Asset:

  • “Implementing Effective Enterprise Risk Management Processes”, November 2012

Jen was selected as a 2015 Women to Watch recipient by the Missouri Society of CPAs (MOCPA). Through her membership in the MOCPA she serves on both the Board of Directors and the Finance & Audit Committee and is the former chair of the MOCPA NFP Committee. Jen is a member of the AICPA and successfully completed the AICPA’s Not-for-Profit Certification I. She also serves on the Finance Committee for FamilyForward. Jen graduated magna cum laude and with honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Principal, Tax Services

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