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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Forward-thinking team leader skilled at operating departments efficiently to meet goals. Successful background matching employees with roles for maximum performance. Proactive and hardworking individual focused on continuous operational improvement.

Skills
  • Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Timberline, JD Edwards, FAS/ Best, QuickBooks, Prolog, ComputerEase, SAP and Central Square Accounting Software.
  • Accounting Policy and Control
  • Financial Statement Review
  • Tax Return Preparation
Work History
Audit Manager/Assistant County Auditor, 02/2017 to Current
Fedex, , Chattanooga, TN
  • Oversees daily operations of auditing department; coordinates and directly supervises the activities of the department
  • Prepared audit programs for new audits, defining the scope and objectives of audit projects
  • Trained and mentored department staff on policies and procedures to establish strong foundation for client development and service activities.
  • Conducted strategic and technical reviews to verify compliance with quality control standards, schedule constraints, and budget parameters.
  • Reviews and approves financial and operational audits completed by staff
  • Prepares audit reports and financial statements
  • Reviews and prepares Volunteer Fire Department Financial Statements
  • Prepares analytical reports of various departments activities
  • Provides financial assistance/advise to elected officials as requested
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and county laws, rules, regulations and resolutions related to tax revenues, and accounting standards, practices and procedures
Auditor, 06/2014 to 02/2017
Balfour Beatty Construction, , Chattanooga, TN
  • Prepared detailed work papers that outline controls, risks, test steps, and audit findings
  • Audited Hotel revenue for collection of Hotel/Motel Occupancy Taxes
  • Reviewed Volunteer Fire Department Financial Statement
  • Performed special audits and projects assigned by management
  • Delegated work to Audit Clerks and entry-level Auditors.
  • Performed internal audits of financial and departmental operations, developing risk assessments and conducting process walkthroughs for compliance with documented processes.
  • Investigated discrepancies discovered during the auditing process.
  • Recommended new methods to improve internal controls and operating efficiency.
Payroll Accountant, 02/2011 to 06/2014
Faithful Gould, , Chattanooga, TN
  • Prepared biweekly payroll for 1,800+ employees, reconciled benefit accounts, reviewed General Ledger
  • Submitted all Federal 941’s, State withholding tax returns, and Federal W-3’s
  • Assisted HR in setup and adjustments of deductions and contributions
  • Fielded questions from employees regarding their payroll
  • Implemented new leave policy procedures with IT; projects to improve payroll
  • Tracking, recording, and reporting Fixed Assets for the County
  • Prepared financial statements for the Ambulance Department
  • Prepared reports and budgets for the Health Department to obtain State Grants.
Cost Controller, 06/2010 to 02/2011
Andritz, , Chattanooga, TN
  • Provided construction accounting expertise for the construction of the factory
  • Reviewed and adjusted General Contractor’s and Subcontractor AIA pay applications (request for payments)
  • Provided project management team purchase order information, monthly budget changes and project cost
  • Responsible for reconciliation of all change orders and issue owner change orders to the contractors
  • Worked with the finance department on capitalizing fixed assets at project completion.
Accounting Manager, 04/2009 to 11/2009
Mercy College, , McDonald, TN
  • Performed all accounting duties, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger
  • Prepared monthly financial statements and implemented “Subcontractor Module” for better subcontractor cost control
  • Cleaned up payroll deductions and updated tax filings
  • Resolved outstanding issues with vendors.
  • Tracked business revenue and expenditures and reconciled accounts to maintain high accuracy.
Senior Accountant, 01/2005 to 04/2009
Mercy College, , Tampa, FL /Chattanooga, TN
  • Performed all accounting functions for multi-million dollar construction projects: $243M Blue Cross Blue Shield Headquarters in Chattanooga, TN; $126M – Tampa General Hospital Expansion; $29M USF Medical Building in Tampa, FL
  • Accountable for cost management and risk management for each project
  • Team leader in training, mentoring other Project Accountants
  • Established controls for direct owner purchases for construction projects.
  • Reviewed budgets and communicated discrepancies to senior management.
Senior Accountant, 11/1996 to 12/2004
OPUS SOUTH CORPORATION, , Tampa, FL
  • Performed all accounting functions, while supervising and trained three accounts payable clerks and one payroll clerk
  • Completed yearly tax work papers and audit work papers
  • Responsible for cash management and bank draws for construction and real estate transactions
  • Worked in property management division, performing all accounting duties including preparing financial statements for more than twenty commercial properties.
  • Handled month-end and year-end finances by managing and reporting fixed assets and other data.
Education
Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting, Expected in 12/1995
SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSTIY - Collegedale, TN,
GPA:
Websites, Portfolios, Profiles
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-Claire-757b85a6/
Certifications

CPA - Certified Public Accountant

CCFO - Certified County Finance Officer

Affiliations

Tennessee Society of CPA

Advance. Grow. Accelerate. (AGA)

Tennessee Government Finance Officers Association

Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA)


Skills
  • Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Timberline, JD Edwards, FAS/ Best, QuickBooks, Prolog, ComputerEase, SAP and Central Square Accounting Software.
  • Accounting Policy and Control
  • Financial Statement Review
  • Tax Return Preparation
Work History
Audit Manager/Assistant County Auditor, 02/2017 to Current
HAMILTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT,
  • Oversees daily operations of auditing department; coordinates and directly supervises the activities of the department
  • Prepared audit programs for new audits, defining the scope and objectives of audit projects
  • Trained and mentored department staff on policies and procedures to establish strong foundation for client development and service activities.
  • Conducted strategic and technical reviews to verify compliance with quality control standards, schedule constraints, and budget parameters.
  • Reviews and approves financial and operational audits completed by staff
  • Prepares audit reports and financial statements
  • Reviews and prepares Volunteer Fire Department Financial Statements
  • Prepares analytical reports of various departments activities
  • Provides financial assistance/advise to elected officials as requested
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and county laws, rules, regulations and resolutions related to tax revenues, and accounting standards, practices and procedures
Auditor, 06/2014 to 02/2017
HAMILTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT,
  • Prepared detailed work papers that outline controls, risks, test steps, and audit findings
  • Audited Hotel revenue for collection of Hotel/Motel Occupancy Taxes
  • Reviewed Volunteer Fire Department Financial Statement
  • Performed special audits and projects assigned by management
  • Delegated work to Audit Clerks and entry-level Auditors.
  • Performed internal audits of financial and departmental operations, developing risk assessments and conducting process walkthroughs for compliance with documented processes.
  • Investigated discrepancies discovered during the auditing process.
  • Recommended new methods to improve internal controls and operating efficiency.
Payroll Accountant, 02/2011 to 06/2014
HAMILTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT,
  • Prepared biweekly payroll for 1,800+ employees, reconciled benefit accounts, reviewed General Ledger
  • Submitted all Federal 941’s, State withholding tax returns, and Federal W-3’s
  • Assisted HR in setup and adjustments of deductions and contributions
  • Fielded questions from employees regarding their payroll
  • Implemented new leave policy procedures with IT; projects to improve payroll
  • Tracking, recording, and reporting Fixed Assets for the County
  • Prepared financial statements for the Ambulance Department
  • Prepared reports and budgets for the Health Department to obtain State Grants.
Cost Controller, 06/2010 to 02/2011
ALSTOM POWER, ACCOUNTEMPS,
  • Provided construction accounting expertise for the construction of the factory
  • Reviewed and adjusted General Contractor’s and Subcontractor AIA pay applications (request for payments)
  • Provided project management team purchase order information, monthly budget changes and project cost
  • Responsible for reconciliation of all change orders and issue owner change orders to the contractors
  • Worked with the finance department on capitalizing fixed assets at project completion.
Accounting Manager, 04/2009 to 11/2009
KUEBLER BUILDERS INC,
  • Performed all accounting duties, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger
  • Prepared monthly financial statements and implemented “Subcontractor Module” for better subcontractor cost control
  • Cleaned up payroll deductions and updated tax filings
  • Resolved outstanding issues with vendors.
  • Tracked business revenue and expenditures and reconciled accounts to maintain high accuracy.
Senior Accountant, 01/2005 to 04/2009
SKANSKA USA BUILDING INC,
  • Performed all accounting functions for multi-million dollar construction projects: $243M Blue Cross Blue Shield Headquarters in Chattanooga, TN; $126M – Tampa General Hospital Expansion; $29M USF Medical Building in Tampa, FL
  • Accountable for cost management and risk management for each project
  • Team leader in training, mentoring other Project Accountants
  • Established controls for direct owner purchases for construction projects.
  • Reviewed budgets and communicated discrepancies to senior management.
Senior Accountant, 11/1996 to 12/2004
OPUS SOUTH CORPORATION,
  • Performed all accounting functions, while supervising and trained three accounts payable clerks and one payroll clerk
  • Completed yearly tax work papers and audit work papers
  • Responsible for cash management and bank draws for construction and real estate transactions
  • Worked in property management division, performing all accounting duties including preparing financial statements for more than twenty commercial properties.
  • Handled month-end and year-end finances by managing and reporting fixed assets and other data.

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School Attended

  • SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSTIY

Job Titles Held:

  • Audit Manager/Assistant County Auditor
  • Auditor
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Cost Controller
  • Accounting Manager
  • Senior Accountant
  • Senior Accountant

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

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