Steven J. Bailey, CPA, MBA


With over 20 years of experience with Barnes Dennig,  Steve leads the firm’s Wholesale/Distribution practice.  He plays an integral role on the assurance side of the practice with involvement on some of the firm’s largest and most complex assurance clients. Steve serves an array of clients in various industries with a significant concentration in the wholesale/distribution and manufacturing industries.

Steve provides leadership for the firm in the area of Employee Benefit Plan audits and Captive Insurance auditing, and earned his Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation through his work in the captive industry. He also performs peer reviews of other accounting firms as required by CPA professional standards.

As a member of the firm’s Assurance Quality Control Committee, he helps the firm to deliver peace of mind to clients through assurance services of the highest quality. His breadth of knowledge, experience, and training span both the accounting and audit disciplines, and he’s well-regarded by his clients and co-workers for his insight, ability, and positive attitude.

Steve has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and has earned his MBA from Xavier University with a Finance concentration. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.


“The knowledgeable and customer-driven staff at Barnes Dennig go the extra mile to take care of any questions or issues that may arise. They are top-notch!”

– Jennifer P., Director of Finance

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the team of accountants that serves us. They do a great job and always provide valuable advice and feedback.”

– Kay F., President

“We always receive great service from the personnel. Our annual audit and review are handled very professionally. The accountants ask questions in a way that we can understand and respond; they help with journal entries as needed, and we feel we can call with questions and concerns as needed.”

– Carol C., President