accounting consultant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary
Team-oriented Accounting Professional adept at creating clear and comprehensive financial reports to present to senior management. Enjoys being part of a dynamic team. Highly analytical, results-driven, and resourceful excelling at designing efficient quality control procedures and maintaining sound internal controls.
Work History
Accounting Consultant, 12/2015 - Current
Xcel Energy Henderson, ,
    Knowledgeable and flexible accounting professional ready to step in to assist in special projects, fill in for a leave of absence, or interim positions
  • Analyzed monthly balance sheet accounts for corporate reporting.
  • Generated financial statements and facilitated account closing procedures each month.
  • Analyzed and researched reporting issues to improve accounting operations procedures.
  • Created periodic reports comparing budgeted costs to actual costs.

Accounting Consultant, 08/2016 - Current
Xcel Energy Welch, MN,
  • Highlight from recent engagement Identified, documented, and entered adjustments to correct prior year entry errors.
  • Discovered services were unbilled.
  • Overpaid sales tax was recovered.
  • Reviewed and analyzed Financial Statements for prior three years, while maintaining the daily workflow of accounting processes.
  • Identified and corrected errors during previous three years Review, analyze, and streamline payroll, reporting, and tax processes Reconciled Balance Sheet accounts(Quick Books) Inventory reconciliation, utilized QB for building Inventory Identified $44,000 of unbilled services Reconciled Fixed Asset ledger Month end close, accruals, bank reconciliations, adjusting entries Inventory valuation.

Accounting Consultant, 12/2015 - 08/2016
Xcel Energy Hayden, ID,
  • Payroll for 140 multi state employees
  • Implemented ADP GL Import Identified report errors, collaborated with IT for corrections
  • Review and analyze payroll, reporting, and tax procedures
  • Created procedure documents for future Payroll Personnel Trained incoming payroll personnel
  • IFS AP coding and entry, three way matching, AP accruals
  • Month end accruals, account reconciliations, adjusting entries.
Accounting Consultant, 10/2015 - 12/2015
Xcel Energy Henderson, CO,
  • Reconciled GL accounts(Great Plains) Researched and corrected GL entries for year.
  • Verified A/R billing correct for year.
  • A/R, A/P, PR, Month End close, Year End close Day-to-day financial functions.

Accounting/Resource Manager, 05/2006 - 08/2015
Tetra Tech, Inc. , ,
  • Implemented audit procedures for daily service charges to decrease billing errors.
  • In house payroll for 53 employees (QuickBooks), Oregon and Washington employees, HR and employee benefit administrator.
  • Operational Accounting/financial functions including new client charges, daily sales, account reconciliations, bank deposits, A/R (currently at 3% over 60 days), A/P, and tax reporting.
  • Prepared month end, accruals, closing adjustments, and Financial Statements.
  • Implemented new software system for Dispatch and AR, streamlined pricing structure to be automated and client specific, worked with Software Company to automate processes that were manually being done.
  • Prepared weekly and monthly statistics reports.
  • Recommended new Insurance brokers last year for both Corporate and Employee Benefits, resulted in cost savings and increased benefits for both areas.
  • Recently presented recommendation for onsite fueling vs offsite fueling, potential $31,000 annual savings using onsite fueling.
  • Reduced A/R from 35% over 90 days to 3% over 60 days.
  • Changed from traditional fax to e-fax saving over $2,500 per year in bills, paper, and equipment.
  • Identified and recovered over $20,000 in over paid revenue taxes during first three months, implemented coding system to avoid future overpayment.

Financial Manager, 04/1993 - 04/2006
U & I Pharmacy , ,
  • Reduced 60-day outstanding balances from 65% to 24% the first year.
  • Currently maintain a rate of under 6%.
  • Oversaw all computer system upgrades including scanning capabilities and inventory management tools.
  • Researched, recommended, and installed new Medicare/Medicaid insurance billing software improved efficiency, accuracy, and reimbursement turnarounds.
  • Oversaw all day-to-day financial functions including new patient charges, daily sales, reconciliations, bank deposits, A/R, A/P, tax reporting, and POS postings.
  • In house payroll for 15 employees (Great Plains) Completed monthly and quarterly tax forms including payroll, Department of Revenue.
  • Prepared month end closing adjustments and Financial Statements.

  • Account Reconciliation
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Expense Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Expense Analysis and Reporting
  • Revenue Analysis and Reporting
  • Expense Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Tax reporting
  • Payroll
  • Employee Relations
  • Benefits Administration
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Invoicing
  • Collections
  • Accounts Payable
  • MS Office Suite
  • Quick Books Pro
  • Quick Books Premier Manufact & Whsle
  • ADP Enterprise HRI
  • Xcelerator
  • Time Clock Plus
  • Great Plains Accounting Software
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Invoice coding familiarity
  • Self-motivated professional
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Expected in 2012
University of Phoenix - Tukwila, WA
Status - Accounting
Associate of Arts: Accounting, Expected in 1992
Bellevue Community College - Bellevue, WA
Status - Accounting

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School Attended

  • University of Phoenix
  • Bellevue Community College

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  • Accounting Consultant
  • Accounting Consultant
  • Accounting Consultant
  • Accounting Consultant
  • Accounting/Resource Manager
  • Financial Manager


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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