Our Leadership

Jennifer D. Berning
”I strive to build strong relationships with my clients. I prioritize their needs and offer them effective solutions with personalized service.“

Jennifer joined the Adams Brown team in 2013 with nearly 20 years of prior accounting experience. She co-manages the firm’s Hutchinson office, is a member of Adams Brown’s Agriculture Industry team, and is responsible for overseeing a variety of tax engagements. In addition to reviewing tax returns for individuals and businesses, Jennifer consults on succession and tax planning for small businesses and farms.

Described by her colleagues as hardworking and committed to her clients, Jennifer believes her success is rooted in the work ethic she learned growing up on a family farm near Leoti, Kansas. When she chose accounting for her profession, this upbringing and experience on the family farm inspired her to work with farms as an accountant, as she understands the unique challenges faced by farmers and other agriculture businesses.

Jennifer currently lives in Hutchinson with her husband, Jerry, and their three children. When away from the office, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Kansas


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA)


  • Kansas State University
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (1993)

Auditors | Accountants | Consultants | CPAs – Adams Brown is a Certified Public Accounting firm serving high net worth individuals and businesses across the central United States, including Kansas and Arkansas offices in Wichita, Kansas City, Great Bend, Colby, Hays, McPherson, and Jonesboro (AR). The firm provides a variety of tax, audit, consulting, and advisory services to guide businesses toward their goals.  Key industries served include agriculture, construction, government municipalities, professional services, and manufacturing.  To help businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we provide a variety of consulting services including outsourced accounting, cash flow planning, and comprehensive tax review.