Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

- Well Respected as a Communicator who Bridges All Departments, Business Operations, Finance, Reporting and Analysis, and Governance to align all parties with the Company's Strategic Plan.
- The developer of Forecast Tools for acquisitions as well as going concerns including Zero Based budgeting; This gave CEO's and upper management the ability to drive greater profits and make buy / no buy decisions using compressed data.
- Builder multi-variable cash flow models to determine when growth would require recapitalization.
- A Skilled Negotiator who has saved companies more than $20 million over the course of his career.
- Expert in Buy-Side Analysis, Return On Invested Capital Analyses for Retail Operations.

- More than 18 Outstanding years as a Chief Financial Officer / Controller with the full financial responsibility of multiple organizations with aggregate sales exceeding $500 million annually; A Results-Oriented Solutions Finder.
- One of the First Developers of Web-Based Business Intelligence Reporting Suite for AR and Expense Control.
- Architected and Managed the Design and Development of a tool to Consolidate Data from 80+ Locations representing $4.5 Billion in Revenue into a Daily Operating Control or Daily Mini Financial Consolidation. This tool enabled visibility by Region, Market, and Location; This Made the Company Nimbler able to Get its Metrics Delivered Daily to All Levels of Management.

  • Investigations skills
  • Industry trend assessments
  • Policy analysis
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Team Development
  • Performance Management
  • M&A Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Financial Modeling
  • Turn-Around Management
  • Change Management
  • Data Systems Design
  • Compliance Management
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Standardization of Systems
  • Cash Management
  • Asset Management
  • Compensation Plans
  • Report Development
Work History
01/2016 to Current
Excutive Director Corp Development,Compliance Verizon District Heights, MD,
  • Lead Corporate Development initiatives, taking ownership over all aspects of acquisition pipeline including valuation, due diligence, negotiation, and closing
  • Manage and perform rigorous analysis of operational and financial impact of potential transactions, including valuation analysis (primarily discounted cash flow and related investment returns)
  • Participate in and assist with preparation for meetings and due diligence sessions with target company management and external investment advisors (e.g., investment bankers, lawyers and accountants)
  • Lead financial and operational due diligence analyses of target companies, identifying and cross-functionally resolving key issues
  • Predict emerging customer needs and develop innovative solutions to meet them
  • Enhance organizational reputation by accepting ownership for new and different opportunities, predicting emerging customer needs, and developing innovative solutions to meet them
  • Built relationships across multiple teams with South County Holdings to foster collaborative and productive working relationship
  • Coordinating legal documentation, including coordinating contracts and closing transactions
  • Deep understanding of US GAAP. Experience with business and M&A modeling and Stock/Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Excellent people skills, working successfully in team context with all levels, lead departments of 20 direct and 200 indirect people
  • High attention to detail and ability to work in self-directed manner, autonomous and self-sufficient
  • Proficient in Excel and financial analysis techniques, PowerPoint and senior management reporting
  • Work on ad-hoc assignments as arise
01/2013 to 12/2016
Group Financial Controller Autonation City, STATE,
  • Experienced in performing 3 day Monthly Closings of 5 corporations doing aggregate of $500 Million in Revenue Annually including preparation of Financial Statements; permitting Management to stay nimble and adjust operations earlier in month
  • Group Controller for 5 Dealerships doing total of $500 mill in revenue with 550 associates exceeding budget
  • Partnering with General Managers to Drive Profit Transitioning "Business Office" into "Business Center". Developing Centers of Excellence that are Quality and Customer Service centric
  • Reducing costs by Proactively Focusing on what is Important. Driving Profit by Actively Engaging Operations Team
  • Built and deployed strategies to achieve company vision and enhance tactical operations
  • Devised successful benchmarks and performance optimization strategies to enhance company objectives
  • Completed in-depth analyses of risks to control company profile, enhance systems and track legal concerns
  • Offered advice to other executive leaders on strategies to improve financial growth
  • Created and deployed forward-thinking initiatives to drive corporate vision and outperform revenue targets
  • Oversaw deployment of strategic business plans to accomplish accounting, compliance and revenue targets
  • Worked closely with audit team to prepare accounts and documentation as well as conduct audits according to all regulatory requirements
01/2008 to 12/2012
Business Intelligence Manager Asbury Automotive Group Inc. City, STATE,
  • Applied honed problem-solving skills to analyze and resolve issues impacting business operations and goal achievement
  • Mapped process activities to identify shortfalls and identify options to rectify operational inefficiencies
  • Optimized system and platform performance capabilities in most efficient, practical way possible
  • Mapped current business and operational processes and offered recommendations for improvement
  • Led cross-functional teams to analyze and understand enterprise-wide operational impacts and opportunities of technology changes
  • Diminished process gaps by closely supervising claims analysts and mail clerks to ensure optimal productivity
  • Established online configuration knowledge base to support functionality by developing robust system application overview
  • Derived conceptual designs from business objectives to deliver software and applications according to specifications for usability, performance and functionality
  • Established and lead Enterprise Reporting Group
  • I consolidated data from 80+ locations representing $4.5 Billion in revenue into a Daily Operating report by Region, Market and Location
  • Charged with development and implementation of BI strategy for this $5 bill public company
  • Asbury has 89 locations throughout United States with over 5,000 employees. --QlikView Application Design and Data Modeling --Architect of SSIS Packages for ERP/DMS conversions and Marketing Support -- Architected transactional Data Warehouse to normalize and standardize data coming from multiple ERP/DMS and Payroll systems
  • Managed Development Team -- Integration of HR system with Active Directory to support -- ECM Integration (FileNet) -- Training Application Security Integration -- 3rd party Data Integrations. -- Enterprise Reporting -- Vehicle Inventories -- Receivables -- P&L -- Performance Management Tools - -Security Officer – Systems Control -- Managed User Provisioning Team -- HIPAA Compliance -- SOX compliance
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Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration, Communications,POLSCI
Rider University - New Jersey ,

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