Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Dynamic and highly qualified Accounting Professional with extensive knowledge of accounting principles, financial reporting and income tax procedures. Results oriented with the ability to handle multiple responsibilities under tight deadlines.

  • Great Plains
  • BI360
  • Microsoft Office: Word / Excel (Pivot tables, V-lookup)
  • Epicor Financial Database
  • FRX
  • Jonas Software
  • SAGE Fixed Asset Software
  • Winfiler Plus
  • Trustfile Tax Software
  • Concur Travel and Expense System.
  • Account reconciliations
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Cash-flow report generation
  • Income statement certified audits
  • General and tax accounting
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Account reconciliations

Accounting Reviews

  • Conducted detailed technical and analytical review of federal/state corporate, partnership and S corporation tax returns, FAS 109 provisions, and quarterly estimates prepared by associates.

01/2010 to 01/2015
Accounting Manager Advanced Correctional Health Flint, MI,
  • Manage month-end close for all areas of responsibility.
  • Reduced the close process 15 days for public financial reporting deadlines.
  • Implement departmental policy and procedures for GAAP compliance to maintain accuracy and consistency of financials Analyze financial statements; monitor and explain budget to actual variances; reconcile P&L and balance sheet accounts Prepare monthly financial package including Balance Sheet, Income Statement & Cash Flow Conduct month end analysis and reconciliation of P&L and Balance sheet accounts Manage staff of 4; establish and maintain internal controls Oversee the management of the Accounts Payable Department Review weekly accounts payable department cash forecast for cash flow management Assist with annual external audits; prepare audit schedules and provide support.
  • Research, respond and provide support schedules for Due Diligence requests Assist with the Budget process Facilitate, manage and review the filing of annual federal and state tax returns; correspond with external tax accountants to expedite filings Prepare and file various state business privilege; occupational; franchise; excise; monthly and quarterly gross receipt tax returns Facilitate the Concur Travel & Expense system upgrade to support the conversion of corporate cards from JPM Chase to American Express System administrator for Concur and the corporate American Express credit card program.
01/2010 to 01/2013
Accounts Payable Manager , ,
  • Managed the Accounts Payable department, employees and procedures with a volume of 5000 transactions per month Hired, trained and developed accounts payable staff.
  • Prepared and administered performance evaluations Reduced the Accounts Payable month-end close 3-4 days by streamlining processes and implementing controls.
  • Responsible for month-end invoice accruals, journal entries, and analysis of general ledger accounts.
  • Prepared weekly cash disbursements forecast for cash flow reporting Reconciled accounts payable to the general ledger and prepared month-end reports Successfully automated the expense reimbursement process through the implementation of the Concur Travel & Expense system Developed the controls, processes and procedures for the Concur Travel & Expense System and trained employees Researched and resolved any account inquiries from vendors or upper management Prepared and filed corporate annual 1099 forms.
  • Implemented Winfiler Plus Software for 1099 filings, reduced the preparation time by one week Assisted with year-end financial audits; provided supporting documentation and schedules Promoted to Accounting Manager in 2013.
01/2010 to 01/2010
Staff Accountant Canon Solutions America Saint Helena, CA,
  • Performed general ledger analysis and reconciled balance sheet accounts Prepared monthly and annual journal entries Administered the food & beverage sales and gratuities schedule on a daily basis Performed sales and use tax analysis, reconciled to the general ledger and prepared journal entries Updated inventory count and booked inventory adjustments for all departments Calculated and journalized cost of sales food & beverage transfers to various departments including golf, tennis, fitness and spa Prepared bank reconciliations for operating, payroll and investment accounts Performed sales and use tax analysis, reconciled to the general ledger and prepared journal entries.
01/2001 to 01/2009
Senior Accountant Watermark Retirement Communities Roseburg, OR,
  • Fulfilled controller functions during extended absence of the Controller Trained and supervised staff accountants in all facets of the A/P and general ledger processes Prepared corporate financial statements and management reports Accrued management and incentive fee revenues and posted receipts Analyzed the general ledger and maintained balance sheet schedules Prepared bank reconciliations for all entities Analyzed and reconciled inter-company charges Prepared annual budgets for affiliated entities and departmental budgets for corporate Analyzed and reported budget to actual variances Prepared, analyzed and projected cash flow for affiliated entities and proposed appropriate funding Managed external audits; provided supporting documentation and schedules Facilitated regulatory and tax audits for both corporate and affiliated entities Prepared corporate tax work papers and facilitated the completion and filing of the 1120's, and 5471's for various entities Prepared and filed corporate 1099 forms for all entities Prepared quarterly Broker/Dealer Focus reports and filed with the NASD/FINRA Prepared and filed corporate and affiliate Florida Sales & Use Tax returns Initiated wires for funding payroll, flexben, XXXK and accounts payable Promoted to Senior Accountant in 2003.
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Bachelor of Business Administration:
Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL
GPA: Magna cum laude Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt - 2013

Magna cum laude

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt - 2014


Accountant, Accounting Manager, accounts payable, accruals, A/P, Balance sheet, bank reconciliations, budgets, Budget, Cash Flow, Controller, conversion, credit, Database, documentation, Due Diligence, external audits, filing, financials, Financial, financial audits, financial reporting, Analyze financial statements, financial statements, Focus, forms, general ledger, general ledger accounts, Great Plains, inventory, Excel, Microsoft Office, Word, payroll, Pivot tables, processes, Express, reporting, Research, SAGE, Sales, System administrator, Tax, Tax returns, upgrade, year-end

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