Area of Focus
Compliance Employee benefits

Jill Harris

Senior Director, Washington National Tax
Area of Focus
Compliance Employee benefits

About Jill

Jill Harris has more than 25 years of experience consulting with businesses on employee benefit plans. As a member of the Washington National Tax team, Jill serves clients with planning and compliance issues for all types of employee benefit plans, including health and section 125 cafeteria plans and fringe benefits.


Jill is the firm’s lead specialist on the Affordable Care Act. She works closely with the firm’s employee benefit plan audit practice on tax and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) issues that arise during plan audits. 

Not only does Jill deliver quality consulting services to clients, but she has been an adjunct professor in accounting at two universities and has taught continuing professional education courses for CPAs. As a thought leader and a top industry professional, she is a frequent speaker at seminars regarding employee benefit issues.

Professional affiliations and designations

  • Certified public accountant
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • Bachelor of Science, general business administration (summa cum laude), Ball State University 
  • Master of Science, Accounting (summa cum laude), Ball State University