Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Senior Auditor with impeccable professional qualifications seeking a position in an atmosphere promoting professional growth. Training in risk assessments, management controls and audit planning & reporting. Auditing professional who diligently monitors budgetary matters to achieve financial accountability and transparency.

  • Currently studying toward obtaining my Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Charted Accountant, South Africa (CA)(SA). Passed the exam in 2009
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Excel expert
  • Knowledge of GAAP guidelines
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Valued team player
  • Thrives under pressure
  • Highly analytical
  • Solution-oriented


  • Extensive experience with Financial Statements audits, reviews, compilations and audits for Non-Profit organizations.
  • Operated computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  • Decreased client service hours for one of my engagements by 33% in the first year as an audit senior on this engagement.
2012 to 07/2013 Audit In Charge Deloitte & Touche LLP | City, STATE,

Lead Senior Associate involved in:

  • Planning and execution of external audits of various business areas using risk-based audit methodology;
  • Preparation of planning documents including agendas, engagement letters, communication letters to those charged with governance and documenting key focus areas of the entity in the planning process;
  • Performing preliminary and concluding analytical procedures and analyzing key financial ratios;
  • Coaching junior team members on auditing techniques and software;
  • Testing the design and effectiveness of internal controls by completing walk-throughs of complex business processes;
  • Performing detailed review of financial statements in line with US GAAP before manager and engagement leader review;
  • Keeping the engagement leaders and the clients informed of any overruns and the reasons for the overruns to enable smooth negotiation of the fees;
  • Managing client expectations by keeping them informed of status ensuring they are aware where difficulties that would result in delays are encountered;
  • Resolving issues identified with client and consult appropriately with engagement manager and the technical experts to ensure issues are appropriately analyzed and resolved where necessary;
  • Preparation of final audit findings reports for presentation to management /audit committees; and
  • Wrapping up the audit engagement by ensuring the financial statements were issued before or on the deadline date as well as ensuring that the audit file was archived on timely basis.

Client Portfolio: California Teachers Association (CTA), Bristol Group Inc (BGI), Lennar Homes and Yapstone.

2011 to 05/2011 Secondment - Audit In Charge Deloitte And Touche LLP | City, STATE,
  • Similar responsibilities to those mentioned above.
  • My Secondment commenced in Atlanta in January 2011 - March 2011and was extended to San Francisco in May 2011 - June 2011

Client Portfolio: Solar Power Partners, LLP (San Francisco), Kajima USA Inc.(Atlanta).

2008 to 11/2010 Trainee Accountant Deloitte, South Africa | City, STATE,
  • Involved in various audits for manufacturing, retail, trading, public listed entities and government entities.
  • Performance of audit of financial statements in line with IFRS.
  • Calculation of complex income tax and deferred tax calculations for submission to the South African Revenue Services on behalf of clients.
  • Preparation of the IFRS financial statements using the audited trial balances.
  • Preparation of reporting documents where acting as a lead senior for group audits.
  • Training, supervising, problem solving and review the work performed by the junior members of the team ensuring that all the risks have been covered.
  • Resolving issues identified with client and consult appropriately with engagement manager and the technical experts to ensure issues are appropriately analyzed and resolved where necessary.
  • Preparation of final audit findings report for presentation to management /audit committees.
  • Documentation of audit procedures for the first time audits.
  • Comparison of the client accounting policies to the required standards.
  • Giving constructive feedback to the juniors and appraising based on the work performed.
  • Performed tests of controls and walk-throughs for relevant controls.

Client Portfolio: Hernic Ferrochrome (Pty) Ltd, PPG Coating SA, Sappi SA and Shanduka Coal (Pty) Ltd.

Expected in 2007 BCOMPT HONS | Honours in Accounting University of South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng GPA:
Expected in 2006 Bachelor of Science | Accounting University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng GPA:
Expected in 2003 Passed with Exemption | High School Clapham High School, Pretoria, Gauteng GPA:

English, Higher Grade (HG)

Afrikaans (HG)

Mathematics (HG)

Physical Science (HG)

Accounting (HG)

Computer Studies, Standard Grade (SG)

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