Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

A bilingual tax specialist with highly proficient in English and Spanish who seeks to become a translator for the IRS. Over 19 years of experience in IRS individual and business accounts and tax law. Twice detailed/promoted as a translator to LPTS. Knowledgeable of IRS organizational goals.

  • Spanish and English proficiency
  • Research
  • Writing and editing
  • Team work and collaboration with other business units
  • Translation

  • Process management
  • Organized and detailed
  • Clear communicator of complex ideas
  • Self-motivated
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Strong linguistics background
Work History
Bilingual Individual Taxpayer Advisory Specialist, 09/2007 - Current
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Sunnyside, WA,
  • 40 hours a week
  • Conduct interviews in Spanish, English and French with taxpayers to determine their tax situation, and with over-the-phone interpreters when needed
  • Confer with taxpayers, tax practitioners and accountants to explain issues involving applicability of tax law, regulations, revenue procedures, notices
  • Perform research of accounts, tax law and procedures
  • Perform analysis and necessary computations, to recommend adjustments to IMF and BMF customers' accounts
  • Promote Internal Revenue Service alternate ways of obtaining services
  • Stay informed of current tax law developments and guidance that affect taxpayers visiti TAC
  • Assist manager with the Remittance Strategy for Cash Conversion at our TAC
  • Analyze financial statements; release levies and obtain lien releases for taxpayers; issue sailing permits and authenticate documents for ITIN applicants
  • Prepare tax returns at VITA centers (Voluntary character)
  • Serve as an on-the-job instructor when required
  • Conduct short workshops on ITIN, RSPCC and other pertinent topics
  • Write quick notes, and issue lien payoff and correspondex letters to taxpayers
Translator, 08/2019 - 11/2019
Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS,
  • 40 hours a week
  • Translated tax forms; technical information, training material, instructions, charts and other materials from English to Spanish, and from Spanish to English.
  • Translated work on Adobe and MS Office.
  • Researched legal, finance and accounting concepts to translate accurately training material and presentations for LB&I and the Taxpayer Advocate Service
  • Consulted the translation of terms and concepts with analysts, FUNDEU and the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language always taking in consideration the variety of Spanish spoken in the Continental U.S. as compared to the one in Spain, Central and South America, and Puerto Rico
  • Consulted Publication 850, writing style guides, collocation and word dictionaries
Bilingual Contact Representative, 09/2000 - 08/2007
Internal Revenue Service City, STATE,
  • 40 hours a week
  • Assisted and advised Spanish-speaking taxpayers from continental U.S., U.S. possessions and territories
  • Provided Individual Master File and Business Master File taxpayers assistance with tax law inquiries,accounts, bills or notices received
  • Explained notices and advised callers how to answer; or took corrective actions such as adjustments, payment tracers
  • CPE instructor
  • Wrote Spanish CPE material and was part of the Spanish Cadre
  • Directed a territory focus group
Adjunct English Instructor, 08/1995 - 12/1998
University Of Puerto Rico City, STATE,
  • Full load
  • Taught reading, writing and conversation in applying variety of instructional techniques for speakers of English as a second language
  • Organized School of General Studies, English Department's Annual Literary Contest
  • Completed 30 graduate credits in English language and literature
  • Co-authored English in Puerto Rico, English Today. Volume 14 , Issue 1, pp. with Joan Fayer, Judith Castro and Miriam Plata
Master of Science: TESL, Expected in 08/1984
State University of New York - Albany, NY,
  • Coursework included Language Acquisition, ESL teaching methodology, Basic German ,Reading, Philosophy of Education, Psychology of Education
  • TESL Internship at Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, Massachusetts
  • Volunteer work as an ESL instructor at the Arab Home for Handicapped Children in Bethlehem, then West Bank, Israel
Bachelor of Science: English Literature, Expected in 05/1982
State University of New York - Albany, NY,
  • Major: English Literature
  • Minor: French
  • Graduated in Top 10% of Class
  • Coursework in Latin American Literature and African affairs
Non-degree Graduate Courses: English Language, Expected in
University of Puerto Rico - San Juan, PR

Completed 30 graduate courses towards a Masters in English between August 1997 and December 1999. Course titles as follows:

Drama and Poetry of the English Speaking Caribbean, Seminar in Critical Writing, Sociolinguistics of Creole Languages, Seminar in English Phonology, The Romantic Quest (Literature), Dialectology of English, Syntax I, Problems in the Analysis of Contemporary English, Acquisition of Language and English Phonology.

: Accounting, Expected in
Colegio Tecnológico De San Juan - Hato Rey, Puerto Rico,
  • Coursework in basic accounting

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  • State University of New York
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