Our Team: Jane Higgins, CPA
Jane Higgins, CPA
Jane joined JDJ in 2020 as Vice President of Finance and Administration, bringing to the role her public accounting background and extensive experience gained from co-founding and leading a software company. She assumes responsibility for all aspects of JDJ’s corporate finances and firm administration, which includes managing corporate accounting and budgeting, financial reporting, compensation and employee benefits programs, and client management policies. Jane and her team work with JDJ’s senior management to create strategies that strengthen JDJ as a firm and ensure an outstanding experience for clients. In addition, Jane manages many professional relationships, including JDJ’s tax accountants, benefits providers, insurance providers, and banking partners.
Prior to joining JDJ, Jane was Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Dynamic Benchmarking, a data analysis software firm she co-founded in 2010. In her role as CFO, Jane oversaw the fiscal health of the firm and was responsible for financial planning and reporting. Her broad responsibilities also included human resources, project management, sales, contract administration and customer service.
Jane has more than 10 years of experience in public accounting, holding positions at Price Waterhouse Coopers and regional accounting firms. In these roles she performed audits, prepared financial statements and tax returns and provided management consulting for individuals and small business clients. Additionally, Jane founded and led the Windham Initiative to Support Education, a non-profit organization that successfully advocated for the construction of the first high school in Windham, NH.
Jane graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant as well a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Jane is also a member of JDJ’s Technology Committee.
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