In recognition of their technical skills and commitment to the firm and its clients, Barnes Dennig is pleased to announce that Joe Conover was promoted to Director (owner) and Steve Bailey was promoted to Principal effective January 1, 2013. In their new roles, they will oversee client engagements with an emphasis on providing insight beyond the numbers.
Conover becomes one of 15 Directors (owners) of the firm. He previously served as a Senior Manager and leader of the Manufacturing Client Service Team, and he is recognized as an authority on employee benefit plan audits, which has become a key service area for the firm.
Conover has gained a wealth of knowledge during his time at Barnes Dennig, rising through the ranks from co-op to become an integral part of the firm’s leadership. He is an active member of the firm’s Accounting and Auditing Committee, and he serves on the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Accounting and Auditing Committee. His in-depth understanding of the Department of Labor requirements and his knowledge of the employee benefit plan audit realm make him a decided asset to the firm and its clients.
Bailey was promoted from Senior Manager to Principal, and he will remain the team leader for the firm’s Wholesale/Distribution Client Service Team. Like Conover, he has spent his entire career at Barnes Dennig and has impressed colleagues and clients with his accounting and auditing expertise, as well as his work ethic, communication skills and industry knowledge. He is a frequent presenter at the firm’s Wholesale/Distribution roundtable series.
Conover and Bailey both graduated from the University of Cincinnati. Bailey earned an MBA from Xavier University.