Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary
Add value to an organization through comprehensive end to end process analysis to identify and realize value drops by eliminating non-value add activities through standardization with the goal of enhancing operating efficiencies while maintaining a strong internal control environment.
SAP FICO/PCA modules and Business Planning & Consolidations *Advance working knowledge of Excel financial formulas and functions in performing financial data analysis, design and maintenance of macros and pivot tables, and data mining/sorting. *Proficient in Microsoft operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite test
Work History
Accounting Manager, 09/2010 - Current
Abbyson Furniture Woodland Hills, CA,
  • Responsible of review of General Ledger, Sub Ledger account, treasury loan reconciliations.
  • Monitor, Manage and Preform Monthly, Quarterly, Annual accounting close activities.
  • Responsible for monitoring of 2000+ IC relationships and preforming analysis to support elimination of Intercompany balances at the consolidated financial statement level.
  • Responsible for SOX Internal Controls Process flow, Risk Assessment of Control Matrix, and Procedure Documentation of key and non-key process controls.
  • Conduct annual process walkthrough to External/Internal Auditors.
  • Initiated and lead cross-functional meeting comprised of Controlling, Tax, Treasury and Legal to identify and execute resolution plan of global aged intercompany transactions of entities in strict regulatory environment.
  • Routine collaboration with Tax and Treasury to align on accounting impacts as a result of changes in tax regulations and legal entity structure.
  • Developed Dashboard to monitor and track Key Performance Indicators for leadership reporting.
  • Identification of process breakdowns and collaborate with upstream and downstream stakeholders to resolve and prevent future occurrences.
  • Intercompany SME on various global project/initiatives within LER2R value stream and other value streams.
  • Contributor to the North America Pilot project to develop and implement third party journal entry solutions as an approval workflow tool.
  • Worked closely on project with external Consultants to identify process challenges.
  • Through root cause analysis developed strategy and stakeholder impact to improve processes through standardization, Governance & Policy updates, and technology enhancements.
  • Working knowledge of technical configuration settings and master data governance of Sub-ledger and GL accounts.
  • Participant and stakeholder of the implementation new consolidation & reporting system.
  • Defined Intercompany global report requirements, and developed reporting process and timelines.
  • Evaluated Forex Revaluation methods and system settings of transactions and account types.
  • Developed recommendations for standardization.
  • Review of business requirements, scope, and scalability of in system (ERP) reconciliation functionality.
  • Partnered with technology to validate proof of concept through to approval and production go-live.
  • Streamlined the reconciliation preparation process to eliminate user input error by mapping data sets to standardize reconciliation templates.
  • Streamline the settlement process by collaborating with S2P organization test pilot and utilize automatic payment program eliminating the need for manual outbound settlement clearing.
  • Continuous coaching of direct reports through process trainings and setting measurable goals for professional development to achieve organization initiatives/strategies.

Professional Senior Accountant, 11/2009 - 08/2010
Avalara Inc. IL, State,
  • Specialized in tax planning for expatriate foreign assignments.
  • Managed the preparation and review stages of individual/Partnership/S-Corp U.S.
  • tax returns.

Tax Associate, 08/2006 - 04/2009
  • Specialized in tax planning for expatriate foreign assignments.
  • Managed the preparation and review stages of individual U.S.
  • tax returns.
  • Utilized comprehensive understanding of U.S.
  • withholding and taxation of federal, state, and FICA taxes.
  • Sourcing of compensation between U.S.
  • and foreign countries to determine benefit of election of foreign earned income exclusion or foreign tax credit.
  • Prepared and reviewed assignment cost projections, net salary calculations, hypothetical tax calculations, and tax equalizations.
  • Used knowledge of U.S.
  • and foreign income tax treaties.
  • Researched and applied U.S.
  • IRS tax codes to a variety of income tax fact patterns by utilizing BNA Portfolios, CCH, and other research tools.
  • Consulted with clients and their assignees to provide value-added income tax and financial-planning strategies.
  • Routinely coordinated with international KPMG member firms on obtain and review and translate assignee foreign tax returns.
  • Identified and pursued opportunities to develop new clients and maintain relationships with existing clients.
  • Contributing member of KPMG Community Service Involvement Initiative, Involve Committee.

ASQ Member, pursuing Yellow Belt Certification KPMG U.S. Alumni, Member Financial Management Association, PSU Student Chapter, Portland, Oregon, President (2005)
Bachelor of Science: Finance & Accounting, Expected in August 2006
Portland State University - Portland, OR
Additional Information
  • Awarded KPMG Annual Local Chairman's Award, in recognition for commitment to community service efforts in the local community.

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