Jennifer Barksdale joined the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation in 2007 and serves as Senior Finance Officer. A certified public accountant, Jennifer manages budgeting, financial accounting and reporting, audit and tax coordination, and investment and grant accounting. Jennifer also handles the organization’s human resources operations, including payroll and benefit administration.
For eight years, Jennifer taught Accounting and Financial Reporting for Governmental and Not-for-Profit Organizations as an adjunct professor at Wake Forest University. Her previous positions include chief financial officer for NC Child, finance director for Uplift, Inc. and audit manager for Arthur Andersen. Jennifer is a member of the North Carolina Association of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
In her spare time, Jennifer volunteers with the Mt. Tabor High School PTSA and the Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wake Forest University.