Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
Microsoft Office Suite applications - Excel, Word, PowerPoint
09/2015 to Current Controller Blackrock Resources | Glenshaw, PA,
  • Joined a 17 year old government construction contractor as their first Controller.
  • President determined the necessity of a Controller due to $65 million of backlog.
  • Converted financial accounting and job costing system from American Contractor to Foundation Software.
  • Began training in October 2015 and went live on January 1, 2016.
  • Identified that treasury funds were underutilized and moved liquid assets to a new financial institution, resulting in an additional $100k of annual interest income.
  • Performed an internal audit on the balance sheet.
  • Identified an incorrect retention receivable balance that resulted in amending a prior tax return and providing a $260k federal tax refund to the shareholders.
  • Identified excess sales tax paid on tax exempt projects over prior three years and submitted a refund claim.
  • Findings resulted in a tax refund due from the Department of Revenue of $150k.
  • Negotiated billing rates with government customer cost analysts using financial reports and documentation that allowed our company to recognize improved margins.
  • Supervised and trained the bookkeeper and payroll clerks on new systems and processes.
  • Initiated and installed a group health benefits plan within a pre-tax Cafeteria 125 plan.
  • Implemented Quickbooks Online for owner's property investment LLC.
  • Set up chart of accounts, properties, tenants, and process for monthly bookkeeping.
  • Coordinated a 1031 Exchange for the owner's investment real estate properties.
01/2014 to 09/2015 Controller Blackrock Resources | Goshen, IN,
  • Subsidiary of The Goldfield Corporation, a publicly traded company on the NYSE MKT) - Promoted from Southeast Power Corporation to the new parent company, Power Corporation of America ("PCA").
  • Led the due diligence process during the acquisition of C and C Power Line, Inc.
  • Remained onsite at C and C to lead integration and implement the parent company processes and controls.
  • Elected as Treasurer by the C and C Power Line, Inc.
  • Board of Directors.
  • Major treasurer duties include collaborating with the CFO to manage banking, surety and insurance relationships.
  • Negotiated fleet purchases and managed dispositions of light, medium and heavy-duty equipment for all divisions and subsidiaries of PCA.
  • Implemented an equipment leasing program to better manage the financial implications of the Company's fixed asset program.
  • Worked with various manufacturers and third-party leasing companies to negotiate acceptable terms for the Company for a total leased asset value of over $20 million.
  • In order to grow and expand my operations and project management experience, returned to field offices to manage six transmission line construction projects in Georgia and Texas.
  • Project values ranged from $3 to 7 million.
  • Project manager responsibilities included scheduling with Primavera P6, billing, supervision of field personnel, contract management, vendor selection, and communication with the project Owner.
  • Supervised junior finance and project management staff including training in lease documentation, invoicing, and project budgeting.
03/2012 to 12/2013 Project Analyst Mantech International Corporation | Knoxville, TN,
  • Subsidiary of The Goldfield Corporation, a publicly traded company on the NYSE MKT) - Responsible for project accounting for company's Texas division and its largest single construction project ($52.7 million); including revenue and cost forecasting, producing customer billings, and auditing subcontractor invoices.
  • Interacted with customers to submit proposals, billings, and to negotiate change orders.
  • Met monthly with corporate accounting personnel to report on percentage-of-completion project status, including reporting on accrual and subcontractor status.
  • Prepared project labor and cost budgets.
  • Presented project status reports to executive team.
  • Supervised administrative assistants who are responsible for timesheet and AP submission.
  • Utilized Microsoft Dynamics SL for project reporting and cost analysis.
01/2009 to 03/2012 Senior Associate Tishman Speyer | New York, NY,
  • Worked in diverse teams to complete audits of public and private companies primarily within the Broadcast Media, Software, and Banking industries.
  • Designed, performed and supervised audit procedures over third-party reports that valued approximately $2.2 billion of assets acquired by Broadcast Media client.
  • Interacted with client upper and middle management to coordinate audit deliverables and resolve accounting issues.
  • Independently managed internal and external deadlines.
  • Supervised and mentored junior associates.
Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida - September 2015 Certified Public Accountant, State of Georgia - February 2010 Real Estate Sales Associate, State of Florida - October 2004
Education and Training
Expected in 2008 Master of Accountancy | Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN GPA:
Expected in 2007 Bachelor of Science | Business Administration Finance Entrepreneurship University of Florida, Gainesville, FL GPA:
Business Administration Finance Entrepreneurship
accounting, accrual, administrative, AP, auditing, balance sheet, balance, banking, benefits, billing, billings, bookkeeping, bookkeeper, Broadcast, budgeting, budgets, C, contract management, Controller, corporate accounting, cost analysis, client, documentation, due diligence, finance, financial, financial accounting, financial reports, forecasting, funds, government, insurance, internal audit, invoicing, job costing, Microsoft Dynamics, Excel, Exchange, Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint, Word, payroll, personnel, Primavera, processes, producing, project management, proposals, Quickbooks, real estate, reporting, sales, scheduling, supervision, tax, transmission, treasury
Activities and Honors
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  • LICENSURE & SKILLS Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida - September 2015 Certified Public Accountant, State of Georgia - February 2010 Real Estate Sales Associate, State of Florida - October 2004

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