Jennifer Downs, CPA

Jennifer Downs is the managing member of Benefit Audit Group, LLC. She has been in public accounting and performed employee benefit plan audits for almost twenty-five years and is directly responsible for the management of the over 45 plan audits the firm performs on an annual basis. Jennifer audits 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans and ESOP plans with plan asset sizes ranging from $500,000 to $45 million. Jennifer has significant experience performing employee benefit plan audits for privately owned companies, publicly traded companies and nonprofit organizations, all from a variety of industries. Some of the complex issues addressed include: definition of compensation, initial audits of a plan and excluded contracts for 403(b) plans. Jennifer serves as co-chair on the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) Employee Benefit Plan Conference Planning Committee and annually presents advanced audit issues at this conference. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Towson University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the MACPA.