Chief Financial Officer resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Chief Financial Officer

Highly motivated and versatile professional with over 16 years of hands-on Accounting & Finance experience, working for both non-profit and for-profit businesses. Proficiency in compiling different financial statements and overseeing fiscal year audit. Strengths include Accounting & Controls, General Ledger, Financial Statements, Financial & Quantitative Analysis, Budgeting, Cash Flow Projection & Management, Financial Reporting. Preparation and approval of Tax Returns; Tax Compliance, Strategic Planning and Ad-hoc reports for Sr. Management and Board.

  • Accomplished 11 consecutive years of generating unqualified audit report with no finding or material weakness including OMB A-133 single audit report.
  • Proficiency of Financial Statements & Tax return preparation since year 2006 resulted in high rating of organization Financial/Accountability &Transparency, Organization's rating can be checked at following website:
08/2006 to 09/2015
Chief Financial Officer City Of Indianapolis And Marion County Indianapolis, IN,
  • Review and approve all General Ledger account reconciliations including, but not limited to bank statements, assets, liabilities, A/R and A/P.
  • Prepare annual comparative budget of $52 million and maintain spending controls to ensure budgetary limits are met with analysis of deviation.
  • Create and maintain financial schedules to monitor net assets opening balances, released funds and closing roll forward temporarily restricted funds.
  • Review of reimburse vouchers & PERS and interact with Funding Agencies on contractual issues.
  • Supervise all bank transactions and monitor cash flow on daily basis to meet the organization operating needs.
  • Coordinate and review monthly closing financial statements for accuracy and suggest adjustments.
  • Prepare Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards for OMB A-133 Single Audit Report.
  • Prepare, with high proficiency, Financial Statements for annual audit report; Financial Position, Statement of Activities, Cash Flow Statement and Consolidating F/S for affiliates as well.
  • Oversee audit work, supervise accounting staff and work closely with the auditors through the entire process until completing the year-end audit.
  • Certify and submit final audit report, with auditors, to Federal Audit Clearinghouse FAC.
  • Report Balance Sheet Metrics and Financial Analysis of Solvency level to Sr. Management.
  • Enforce internal control policies and procedures such as duties segregation, verification, authorization, diverse approval of disbursements and Checks signatures.
  • Work closely and prepare Ad-hoc Financial reports for the President and Board.
  • Prepare all different Tax worksheets computation and work closely with auditors to approve and file organization tax returns; form 990, CHAR 500.
  • Supervise 401K pension plan audit and monitor ERISA disclosure and reporting compliance.
  • Supervise accounting staff of 5 persons and monitor staff performance for adherence to financial goals and objectives.
02/2002 to 08/2006
Controller Atrium Health Belmont, NC,
  • Prepared and submitted annual Indirect Cost Rate Proposal to Office of Justice Programs D.O.J, Cognizant Federal Agency, for approval of overhead rate charged to government contracts.
  • Reviewed contract expenditures tracking sheets prior to submitting reimburse vouchers to federal, state and city agencies for payments.
  • Supervised Contract & Grant Managers.
  • Posted year-end closing entries.
  • Compiled Consolidated and consolidating Financial Statements for Auditors.
  • Assisted CFO and worked closely with auditors to complete fiscal year audit.
  • Analyzed A/R and A/P to find any discrepancies and posted adjusting entries.
  • Prepared different worksheets & calculations for Tax work filing with auditors.
07/2000 to 02/2002
Sr. Accountant Deckers Outdoor Corporation White Plains, NY,
  • Posted Grants commitment & Contracts vouchers, receivable and cash receipts into FundWare.
  • Defined new Cost Centers in FW and maintained the chart of accounts.
  • Reconciled Bank Statements on monthly basis.
  • Prepared Financial Reports for Grantors and Funding Agencies.
  • Assisted in processing semi-monthly Payroll through ADP.
  • Monitored cash disbursements through generating monthly vendor payment reports.
  • Prepared financial reports for the Controller; Monthly Revenue & Expense Report.
  • Posted year-end closing entries; releasing temporarily restricted funds and roll forward net assets ending balances.
  • Assisted Controller and CFO during year-end audit and worked closely with the auditors.
01/1998 to 07/2000
Staff Accountant Suburban Propane Jackson, WY,
  • Posted cash disbursements and reconciled A/P to vendors' statements.
  • Reconciled over 25 Bank Statements and posted adjustment journal entries.
  • Assisted Controller in preparing Income Statement and monthly financial reports.
  • Assisted Controller in posting fees and expense reimbursement.
  • Reconciled Individual Client Ledgers and Client Trust Checking.
  • Analyzed G/L and posted adjustment journal entries.
Expected in May 1997
MBA: Major Accounting
University of North Carolina - Charlotte, NC

Expected in May 1985
Bachelor: Major Accounting
Alexandria University - Alexandria,

Expected in 1998
Tax courses:
Kingsborough college - Brooklyn, NY
Computer Skills

Professional skills of MS Excel, Word and Outlook.

Experience with Fund Ware, QuickBooks, S400 and Sage accounting software.

Good knowledge of PowerPoint.

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School Attended

  • University of North Carolina
  • Alexandria University
  • Kingsborough college

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