Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Seasoned Audit professional with more than twelve years of experience organizing audit engagements, collecting and analyzing data to detect deficient controls, duplicated efforts, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies. Passionate about ensuring risks are properly assessed and addressed from the root cause. Skilled in reviewing financial statement data and preparing detailed audit finding reports.

  • Financial and Compliance Audits
  • Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)
  • International Audits and Reporting
  • Risk Assessment
  • GRC Systems: RCTS, ACL, AuditBoard, Auditfile
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Reporting
  • Remediation Implementation
  • Leadership
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Nonprofit
Professional Experience
07/2021 to Current
Government Sector Audit Manager Baker Newman Noyes Llc Manchester, NH,
  • Collaborate with upper management to implement innovative ideas, processes, and technologies
  • Build and strengthen relationships with client management
  • Plan, organize, and control multiple projects, responsibilities, and resources to meet company objectives and goals, to include managing budgets for profitability and efficiency
  • Advise, coach, support, and encourage team members to increase retention and utilization
09/2019 to 07/2021
Audit Senior Spectrum Brands Waco, TX,
  • Plan and perform financial and compliance audits for a highly regulated alternative investment industry that includes introducing brokers, broker dealers, swap dealers, and hedge funds
  • Formulate recommendations, conclusions, and adjustments based on audit findings
  • Tasked as an agent for change in a firm with a vision for growth by creating templates and a workflow for auditors to follow
  • Implemented audit programs and processes to successfully conduct audits for a newly started nonprofit sector
  • Assigned to lead and complete the most complex and most profitable audits for the firm, to include companies with 700+ million in assets
  • Ensure proper GAAP reporting for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
01/2019 to 09/2019
SOX Compliance Analyst Northstar Financial Services Group Llc Philadelphia, PA,
  • Analyzed financial and operational processes to identify risks and control weaknesses for over 250 controls
  • Designed and implemented appropriate controls to strengthen control environment and mitigate risk for key divisions and processes of a 7 billion revenue Fortune 500 company
  • Documented and updated processes through collaboration with process owners
  • Identified root cause of financial reporting or operational control errors and developed remediation plans
  • Designed testing of operating effectiveness of newly implemented controls; designed and completed 200 testing spreadsheets in less than six months
10/2012 to 01/2019
Compliance Analyst Baker Newman Noyes Llc Portsmouth, NH,
  • Managed performance of internal audit procedures: developed, documented and implemented internal audit processes, and reviewed testing to ensure accuracy and efficiency for the Americas, Europe, and Australia
  • Examined and evaluated financial and information systems and processes, recommending 70+ improvements of controls over the course of six years to ensure system and process reliability and data integrity
  • Strategically increased the Compliance team's productivity by 50% or more through spearheading the implementation of ACL GRC risk management software and implementing various audit procedures such as a uniform process to streamline audit requests
  • Routinely conferred with company officials regarding financial and regulatory matters
  • Reported to senior management audit results and recommended changes in operations and financial activities
  • Coached and trained incoming staff, guest auditors and process owners
03/2009 to 10/2012
Audit Senior Prado & Renteria Certified Public Accountants City, STATE,
  • Planned and performed financial, compliance, single, and benefit plan audits, and audits of internal control over financial reporting
  • Participated with Big 4 firms (predominantly with Deloitte) 75% of the year in audit engagements such as City of Chicago, Cook County, City Colleges of Chicago
  • Identified and formulated recommendations, supporting conclusions, and adjustments based on audit findings
  • Prepared audit workpapers, audit files, and reports for manager and partner review
  • Directed workflow, supervised and reviewed audit testing, and provided training to new auditors
  • Managed own and team members' project budget to ensure timely and accurate completion of assignment
  • Performed company quality control review on government audits, nonprofit audits and compilations, benefit plan audits, and single audits
Expected in 2008
Bachelor of Science: Accountancy
Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL
Expected in 2008
Minor: French Language
Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL

Qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination

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School Attended

  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northern Illinois University

Job Titles Held:

  • Government Sector Audit Manager
  • Audit Senior
  • SOX Compliance Analyst
  • Compliance Analyst
  • Audit Senior


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor

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