Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Insightful professional with impeccable qualifications seeking a position in an atmosphere promoting professional growth. Hardworking and driven with exceptional skills in consulting, financial accounting and reporting, cross-functional team building, and creating operational efficiencies. Flexible and adaptive with the accomplished ability to deliver high-quality deliverables while working independently and as a team member to successfully achieve project goals and objectives.

Highlighted Skills
  • IPO Readiness
  • Technical accounting research and guidance application (US - GAAP)
  • ASC 842
  • ASC 350-40
  • Control Design & Control Testing
  • SOX Compliance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Audit Coordination
  • Extensive software proficiency in Microsoft Office, NetSuite (Oracle), Coupa (PO system), Blackline (Account Reconciliations), Anaplan (Accruals), Workday (HR), Plex (ERP System), SQL (Beginner)
Work History
07/2020 to Current Accounting Manager Precision Castparts Corporation | South Gate, CA,
  • Support Controller directly in all Accounting Operations
  • IPO readiness (e.g. forensic accounting of legacy data) with successful SPAC IPO in < 1 year of joining company; projection of 1-2 years on date of hire
  • Chart of Account and department creation with VP of Finance and Controller; continuous management of creation and maintenance within ERP system
  • Manage full cycle GL financial statement close process in accordance with US GAAP, including but not limited to: close checklist, monthly/quarterly flux preparation, detailed review of all BS and P&L journal entries and account reconciliations (including Equity, Leases, Payroll, and Revenue & COGS)
  • Analytical management reporting (i.e. cash forecasts and spend analysis) and ad hoc reporting projects for CFO and Controller
  • C-level support to the COO, VP of IT, and Director of Procurement to align business procedures with US GAAP
  • Partner with internal and external auditors to maintain a SOX compliant environment; regularly monitoring and assessing risks and updating the design and scope of controls associated with new processes to support quarterly review and annual audit procedures
  • Prepare internal Financial Reporting package with SEC account mapping (BS, P&L, and CF) for Controller review and executive decision making
  • Conduct technical accounting research addressing accounting issues identified; provide technical accounting guidance to team members
  • Collaborate with VP of IT, consultants, and internal departments on the design, implementation, and maintenance of ERP and related sub-modules initiatives to understand the financial statement impact and ensure accounting issues are identified and mitigated; collaboration done in a live environment
  • Manage and coach team in day-to-day accounting activities, driving process improvement to streamline operations to reduce monthly close cycle
  • Staffing responsibilities: planning, assigning, and directing work, and assessing and providing regular employee performance feedback
  • Create training materials and other learning experiences for accounting and other departments
05/2018 to 05/2020 Senior Associate Consultant Aon Corporation | Franklin, TN,

Provide interim financial assistance primarily to Fortune 1000 companies. Responsibilities include, accounting , financial reporting and analysis, legacy system support, project management, and special project implementation. Key client and issues addressed:

Snap Inc. – Santa Monica, CA:

  • Co-managed month-end close for GL Accounting, prepared and reviewed journal entries and reconciliations for key BS and P&L accounts
  • Analyzed and explained monthly & quarterly actual-to-plan variances; assisted with preparation of financial reporting disclosures
  • Enhanced documentation for quarterly and annual financial statement audits to be in compliance with periodic internal audits and SOX/404
  • Reviewed vendor contracts and approved vendor purchase orders & invoices related to operational expenses & costs of revenue
  • Built cross-functional relationships in multiple operational departments; effectively communicated with department leads accounting concepts (Accruals)
  • Supervised and developed 2-3 senior/staff accountants; provided one-on-one and team trainings tracking progress and updated client management

Workday Implementation - The Siegfried Group; Wilmington, De:

  • Supported Workday Implementation of HCM modules - created complex HCM reports, dashboards, and Business Process within Workday
  • Scrum team Product Owner working with various departments documenting business requirements and developing process flowcharts
  • Authored user documentation to help train end-users and new team members on newly-implemented processes
  • Successfully completed Workday training in: HCM Fundamentals, Report Writer, Calculated Fields, and Composite Reporting
01/2014 to 03/2018 Senior Associate Assurance Auditor Ernst & Young, LLP | City, STATE,
  • Senior annual audits and quarterly reviews in Financial Services, Healthcare, Media Entertainment, Manufacturing and Retail & Consumer Product
  • Assessed design and effectiveness of internal controls via walk-throughs; tested key controls identifying gaps and making improvement recommendations
  • Analyzed control environment and developed test procedures to assess the controls' design and operating effectiveness in compliance with SOX 404(b)
  • Managed quality assurance of documentation for international teams across 4 continents to ensure compliance with PCAOB
  • Managed all phases of an initial US GAAP audit, using risk-based audit methodology; coordinated multi-location teams spanning the US
  • Responsible for complex accounting involving specialists (i.e. acquisitions, investments, self-insurance, and benefit plans)
  • Directed field work and managed staff and seniors as well as international engagement team's performance through effectively delegating audit tasks
Education & Certification
Expected in 2013 Bachelor of Science | Accountancy Villanova University, Villanova, PA GPA:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), New York

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