Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Dedicated Internal Audit professional with the accomplished ability to manage and lead a project team to successfully achieve project goals and objectives. Desires a challenging role as a Director of Internal Audit, seeking to add value to a growing organization.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Knowledge of GAAP Guidelines

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Risk Assessment

Advisory Director, 09/2010 to Current
Cox EnterprisesHartford, CT,
  • Successfully managed 10 Senior Auditors and Managers on a various projects for a fortune __ company.
  • Delivered audit results and process improvements to senior client management
  • Planned and managed operational audits of various business areas using risk-based audit methodology.
  • Facilitated workshops to assist in the documentation of internal controls over both operational and financial statement business processes.
  • Performed detail quality review of audit work papers and testing results
  • Acted as performance manager for 5 employees, responsible for assisting in their career development and progression within the firm
Advisory Manager, 09/2006 to 08/2010
Anthem, Inc.El Dorado, AR,
  • Managed SOX and JSOX documentation engagements for various industries
  • Tested the design and effectiveness of internal controls
  • Monitored the status of internal control remediation efforts
  • Executed and managed contract compliance reviews of royalty agreements for various industries.
  • Presented over $1M in contract compliance findings to senior client management, related to royalty reviews.
  • Performed international operational audits over complex business operations
Senior Financial Analyst, SEC Reporting, 09/2004 to 08/2006
Time WarnerCity, STATE,
  • Prepare financial statements footnotes and management’s discussion and analysis for the Forms 10-Q and 10-K
  • Review the Form 11-K filings for company’s 401K plans
  • Review and verify the accuracy of company’s Form 8-K filing.
  • Perform quality control procedures over the Forms 10-Q and 10-K filings.
  • Research current professional accounting literature for appropriate accounting and disclosure treatment for financial statement footnotes.
  • Communicate with the company’s various segments to determine proper treatment of disclosure items
  • Field questions and comments from Senior Management and the Auditors.
  • Assist in the preparation and information gathering for the company’s Disclosure Committee Meetings.
  • Perform due diligence procedures for potential client investments.
  • Coordinate with various corporate departments in order to effectively and efficiently complete disclosures.
External Audit Manager, 08/2003 to 08/2004
  • Monitor budget and coordinate with international offices, the client’s internal audit department if necessary and various firm specialists.
  • Review financial reporting of SEC registrants, including the annual and quarterly reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.
  • Research current professional accounting and auditing literature for appropriate accounting and financial reporting treatment over complex transactions. Document nature and resolution of significant accounting issues impacting company operations, and prepares quarterly issues and other reports for meetings with company management and audit committee.
  • Supervise engagement teams of up to four associates including experienced senior associates. Review overall work for adequacy of scope and accuracy.
  • Evaluate and review significant accounting estimates, including revenue recognition, receivable reserves, asset impairments and various accruals and contingencies. Examines contracts, agreements, board of director minutes and company reports for significant terms, conditions and events.
  • Communicate with company personnel, including senior management, on an ongoing basis to obtain information and data as well as to coordinate various projects including comfort letters.
  • Perform performance evaluations for each engagement team member
External Audit Associate - Senior Associate, 08/1998 to 07/2003
  • Plan, supervise and execute annual financial statement audits for clients including SEC registrants, private companies and not-for-profit entities.
  • Plan, supervise and execute audits of employee benefit plans.
  • Design and modify audit procedures based on new transactions and changing risk assessment.
  • Review the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls over significant accounting processes. Identify areas for internal control and process improvement and provide management recommendations of corrective action.
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Expected in 1998
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ

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