Jeanne M. Barrett
Jeanne has 22 years of public accounting experience. Her background includes serving a variety of clients both public and private in the manufacturing and distribution, construction, investment and professional services industries.
Jeanne joined the firm in November 1997 and became a shareholder in 2013. She has overall responsibility of selected audits as well as the delivery of the firm’s accounting, assurance, tax and business advisory services to her corporate client base. Such responsibilities require significant planning, technical and administrative skills and extensive knowledge of financial reporting requirements and operating concerns of entities served.
She is the shareholder in charge and the chair of the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Practice and the Chair of the firm's Employee Benefits Industry Group. This committee is responsible for developing specialized knowledge for ERISA engagements.
B.S. - Accounting, John Carroll University
Professional & Community Involvement
Chairperson—Schneider Downs ERISA Services Industry Group
Board of Directors—Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
Member—Assurance Technical Advisory Committee
Member—Schneider Downs SEC Practice Group
Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
Member—Board of Directors, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh
Member—Western PA Corporate Women Collaborative
Graduate—Leadership Pittsburgh XXXII
Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
I love interior decorating and design.
What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
My father told me that life is not about what happens to us but rather our reaction to the situation.
What was your childhood dream?
To be a famous interior designer.
What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
It constantly changes, always learning something new and continually developing.
What was your first job?
I worked at a bakery, TJ Cinnamons
Do you have a “motto?”
Mind over matter.
When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
Free time…. What is that? - spending time with my family anytime, anyplace!
Do you have advice for young professionals?
Take every opportunity afforded to you and make the most of it.