Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
Expert accountant, consultant, and instructor with more than 18 years of hands accounting, and auditing experience in a multiple industries, and two years of University teaching at MBA level seeking the position of Fulltime Faculty-Accounting
Core Qualifications
  • Proficient in teaching basic, intermediate and advanced accounting, tax and auditing classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels. 
  • Post graduate specialization in:  Advanced Managerial Accounting, Advanced Accounting and Fraud Examination Techniques, Advanced International Accounting  Advanced Auditing Methods and Practice,   Advanced Forensic Accounting Theory and Practice
  •  Computer proficient,  excellent writing and technical skills.
  • Excellent and highly developed communication and advanced public speaking skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptive immediately to any accounting and audit system.
  •  Expertise in U.S. GAAP, GASB and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Proficient in automated accounting and auditing systems teaching platforms including ecollege and Blackboard.
  • Proficient in automated accounting, auditing, advanced statistical software including, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, FIS Banner, TeamMate Audit Management System, SAS Enterprise Guide, IBM SPSS Statistics Software, AiM, QuickBooks Pro, and Microsoft Office Suit. 
  • Advanced public speaking skills developed from 19 years of bible teaching, preaching at local congregations and international conferences.
Assistant Professor of Accounting, 05/2013 - 05/2015
Carthage College Chicago, WI,
  • Teaching responsibilities including: Graduate courses (ACCT 504 Accounting and Finance: Managerial use and analysis; ACCT505 Managerial Accounting; ACCT525 Current Issues in Accounting; ACCT 550 & 551 Intermediate Accounting I & II; ACCT555 External Auditing; ACCT559 Advanced Financial Reporting & Accounting Issues), and undergraduate courses (ACCT Financial Accounting; ACCT 301 Essentials of accounting; ACCT 344 Cost Accounting; ACCT 405 Advanced Accounting).
  • Taught all graduate and undergraduate courses assigned utilizing an approved course delivery method (onsite; blended or online).
  • Achieved a minimum student learning assessment outcomes for each course taught in 2013-15 academic years.
  • Exceeded minimum target of 70% student response rate on all course evaluation or assessment tools utilized in each course.
  • Taught coursework in multi-site Advanced Technology Classrooms (ATC).
  • Analyzed student learning outcomes in courses taught and identified "killer" content areas that merited further investigation.
  • Developed alternative course content based on assessment data that maximized student learning.
  • Met course shell quality criteria relating to discussion threads, student feedback, and grade book.
  • Assisted in the outcomes analysis for CAPSIM (across relevant courses) and co-led application of tool in additional curricular contexts.
  • Participated in Curriculum design committees focused on new program development as subject matter expert
  • Participated in new full-time/adjunct/visitor faculty development programs, which included faculty training development delivery, mentoring, curriculum enhancement, and classroom visits/observation.
  • Actively involved with Industry Advisory Councils.
  • Participated in Capstone evaluation (outside of program).
  • Contributing of content to field of study (Advanced accounting.
CEO & Principal Consultant, 09/2012 - Current
City Of Alexandria Va Alexandria, VA,

Owner, and principal consultant in the following areas:

  •  Accounting and auditing special projects
  •  Expert witness
  •  Educational and accounting curriculum development
  •  Current issues in accounting CPE and CPD seminars for professional accountants
  • Financial reporting and SEC issues
  • Personal and corporate income taxes
  • Financial audits and fraud investigations
  • IFRS training and implementation support
  • Accounting research and analysis
Management Auditor, 09/2011 - 09/2012
Watermark Retirement Communities Weatherford, TX,
  • Reviewed all management auditing procedures, professional auditing techniques and all laws, rules and regulations governing audit practices.
  • Performed desk reviews of CPA audit reports to determine whether the audit reports meet the minimum audit standards and requirements.
  • Reviewed and analyzed accounts and records of entities being audited.
  • Verified that the entities comply with the applicable federal and state regulations subject to audit.
  • Applied auditing methods to records or accounts of both public and private companies audited by the Office of the State Controller.
  • Documented audit results with complete and concise language to be used to support findings.
  • Developed appropriate recommendations for corrective actions based upon competent audit findings.
  • Traveled to and from audit site.
Fiscal Analyst, 02/2011 - 09/2011
Anoka County, Mn Anoka, MN,
  • Performed an analysis of financial transaction reports submitted by local government agencies to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and uniform accounting procedures.
  • Based on analysis, adviced local government officials of findings of compliance and/or the need for additional information or corrections to resolve reporting problems.
  • Reviewed and reconciled financial statements received from local government entities as required to publish State Controller's financial reports required by law.
  • Based on accepted accounting standards, select information from the financial statements to be incorporated into various reports.
  • Created the narrative and figures for publications based on table -runs, working papers provided by local governmental agencies, and ad-hoc queries of the Local Government Reporting System Oracle database.
  • Combined text and graphics to create the 2 Introduction and Summary sections.
  • Ensured that all validation and compilation functions of the financial transaction reporting system are accurately performed.
  • Assisted and instruct reporting agencies with the understanding and correct use of the reporting system.
  • Participated in training workshops presented by State Controller's Office staff, and provided to local governmental officials on proper reporting methods and procedures.
  • Evaluated current preparation and review processes to determine the need for changes.
  • Develop and implement changes to the processes as needed or as required by accounting standards revisions.
  • When required or approved, consult with staff from local agencies, or CPA report preparers, or interested parties about highly technical issues relating to local agency financial reporting.
Construction Accountant, 08/2009 - 01/2010
Otis Worldwide San Antonio, TX,
  • Reviewed and approved contractor pay applications, change orders,  encumbrances, and invoices for construction projects.
  • Prepared reconciliations between, department costing application and institutional financial information system and posted journal entries to general ledger.
Accountant, 02/2009 - 07/2009
Denali Water Solutions Phoenixville, PA,
  • Full charge accounting with responsibility over accounting functions for small business in the real estate industry.
Administrative Assistant, 2007 - 10/2007
Geo Group Inc. Oakland, CA,
  • Routine administrative duties in support of the vice president of enrollment management and IT including performing classified research and compiling confidential budgets.
Projects Accountant, 04/2001 - 10/2006
  • Monitored the progress of projects, investigated variances, approved expenses, and ensured that project billings are issued and payments collected.
  • Created project accounts in the accounting system; maintained project-related records, including contracts and change orders.
  • Authorized access to project accounts; authorized the transfer of expenses into and out of project- related accounts.
  • Reviewed and approved supplier invoices related to projects.
  • Reviewed and approved time sheets for work related to a project.
  • Reviewed account totals related to project assets and expenses.
  • Investigated project variances and submitted variance reports to management; conferred with receivables staff regarding unpaid contract billings; Report on project feasibility to management; Report to management on any opportunities for additional billings ; Report to management regarding the remaining funding available for projects.
  • Prepared estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors, estimated construction costs, prepared cost and expenditure statements, and other necessary documentation; analyzed business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice; developed competence in all accounting aspects as lead accountant: Accounts payable , personnel, credit management, Accounts receivable, payroll, expense reports audit, - General ledger, financial statements and capitol accounts.
Accounts Assistant, 03/1999 - 09/2000
Ndola Central Hospital City, STATE,
  • Compiled budget data documents, based on estimated revenues, expenses, and previous budgets.
  • Developed and monitored system to track inventory at Ndola Central.
  • Hospital, trained staff and consultants on use and produced bulletins for prescribers review.
Accounts Clerk, 07/1995 - 09/1996
Zambia Postal Services Corp City, STATE,
  • Accounts payable and bank reconciliations.
Ph.D.: BA Advanced Accounting, Expected in 2015
Northcentral University - Prescott Valley, AZ

Delta Mu Delta Academic Achievement Award

For excellent Scholarship in Business Administration

CGPA 3.91
Post-graduate ​Specialization Coursework in:
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting, (ACC7000)
  • Advanced Accounting and Fraud Examination Techniques (ACC7010)
  • Advanced International Accounting (ACC7040)
  • Advanced Auditing Methods and Practice (ACCXXX0)
  • Advanced Forensic Accounting Theory and Practice (ACC7015)


Dissertation: "Assessing the Determinants of Perceived IFRS Proficiency Level of Certified Public Accountants in California"  

MBA: Accounting, Expected in 2011
Keller Graduate School of Management - Downers Grove, IL

Accounting with distinction

CGPA 3.97
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Expected in 2009
Oxford Brookes University - Oxford, OX3 0BP

Graduated with honors

Associate of Arts: Accounting, Expected in 1998
Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants - Lusaka,
Professional Affiliations
  • American Accounting Association (AAA) (
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)(
  • California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) (
  • Virginia society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)(
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) ( )
  • Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA), ( )
  • Taught more than 330 graduate and undergraduate students in two years at DeVry University in the Washington DC Metro Area. In a for profit proprietary university this implies a contribution of $840,000.00 in tuition revenue in two academic years.
  • Curriculum development: as subject matter expert, developed an entire graduate level Cost Accounting course ACCT552 for Keller Graduate School of Management by writing all course lectures; preparing all weekly homework assignments and solutions; new Mid-term and Final Exam questions and solutions.
  • Single-handedly completed a financial audit of the OSBA in three weeks. A record time at the time in the Financial Audits Bureau of the California State Controller's Office.
  • Expertise in U.S. GAAP, GASB and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Competence with automated accounting and auditing systems teaching platforms including e-college and Blackboard.
  • Completion of both the Ph.D Advanced Accounting and MBA Accounting degrees from regionally accredited universities in the U.S with straight A's
  • Completed a Ph.D dissertation in Advanced Accounting that contributed new theory on understanding IFRS proficiency of CPAs in the U.S. 
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (Commonwealth of Virginia)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) (Association of International Certified Professional Accountants)
Academics, Accounting, Accountant, accounting system, Accounts payable, Accounts receivable, administrative duties, agency, audit reports, Auditing, bank reconciliations, basic billings, book, budgets, budget, business operations, concise, content, contracts, Controller, Cost Accounting, costing, Certified Public Accountant, CPA, credit, Curriculum design, delivery, documentation, expense reports, Finance, financial analysis, financial reports, financial reporting, financial statements, General ledger, graphics, inventory, law, local government, Local Government, Managerial, Managerial Accounting, MBA, mentoring, access, Office, Oracle database, SPSS, SAS, payroll, personnel, processes, program development, progress, public speaking, publications, quality, real estate, reporting, research, Course shell, tax, Teaching, threads analysis, training development, validation, workshops, QuickBooks, Data Analysis, internal control, forensics accounting, fraud investigations, leadership development, customer service, UK. GAAP, U.S GAAP, IFRS, Management, Project Management.
Community Service
  • Youth Director, Ndola Vineyard Christian Fellowship - 1992-2001 
  • Executive Coordinator – Interdenominational Youth Mission – 1999 -2000 
  • Lead Pastor – Vineyard World Outreach – 2001-2006 
  • Graduate Seminary Student/employee, Multnomah Biblical Seminary,  2007- 2009 

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  • Keller Graduate School of Management
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  • Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants

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