Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary
CPA bringing over 25 years of experience in external and internal audits, SEC reporting, policy reviews, research and analysis, accounting procedure implementation and staff training. Energetic finance consultant focused on identifying discrepancies and finding solutions to problems.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Financial reporting specialist
  • Experience with SEC filings
  • Internal and external auditing
  • Accomplished in project management and process improvement
  • Accounting operations and procedures professional
  • Cash flow analysis

  • Creative thinker
  • Strong research aptitude
Work History
Audit Senior, 05/1991 to 03/1994
Hancock Askew & CoMiami, FL,
  • Supported management through risk identification, control testing and process improvement procedures.
  • Reported internal control issues to management and supplied comprehensive recommendations to mitigate the associated risks.
  • Supervised and coordinated external audits in the healthcare, financial services and small business industries.
  • Assistend clients with implementation of new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) pronouncements.

Line of Business Department Manager, 03/1995 to 2001
Southern New England Telephone(SNET)/SBCCity, STATE,
  • Analyzed and researched reporting issues to improve accounting operations procedures.
  • Worked directly with SNET business units (cellular, cable, etc) to provide accounting assistance and financial reporting on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Supervised and trained a staff of 8 accountants.
  • Developed accounting procedures and reporting practices as new products were being introduced to market.

Consultant - Finance and Accounting, 02/2001 to Current
Adams Finance ConsultingCity, STATE,
  • Assisted with SEC and regulatory quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Analyzed and reconciled general ledger accounts to subsidiary records.
  • Conducted needs-analysis, research and final implementation of general accounting software program for client.
  • Developed accounting procedures and documentation to assist in integration of new systems.
  • Implemented new FASB accounting standards and trained staff on new accounting procedures.
  • Supported external auditors' field work by preparing detail required for audits.
  • Provided accounts payable assistance including invoice accrual and check-writing.
  • Automated monthly invoice processing by working with external IT consultants, saving a significant number of hours on a monthly basis
  • Gathered data for internal audits through interviews and research.
  • Met with clients to identify and assess business controls, risks, process gaps and work flow inefficiencies.
  • Articulated audit findings, risks and detailed recommendations to upper management.

Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration, Expected in 1991
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • 3.75/4.0 Overall/Major GPA
Certified Public Accountant

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