controller resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary
Versatile Accounting Professional offering 20+ years experience in a variety of commercial industries. Skilled administrator with eye for details with focus on cost-effective operations. Strong track record of dependability, integrity, and commitment. Desires a key position with a dynamic company striving for growth, while maintaining fiscal accuracy and responsibility.
  • Collaborative team member
  • Strong interpersonal skills at all levels.
  • Dedicated to total organizational results
  • Adept in training and staff development
  • Internal and external auditing capable   
  • Broad knowledge of business operations
  • Customer service-oriented (internal & external)
  • GAAP & Risk assessment proficient
Work History
Controller, 2014 to Current
Aristotle Capital Management, LlcLos Angeles, CA,
  • Perform complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations within GAAP standards.
  • Administer all banking relationships, access authorities, and check signing.
  • Maintain fixed asset accounting and cost allocations.
  • Job cost analysis in preparation of monthly WIP & revenue recognition.
  • Process all state payroll and sales and use tax returns (25 states)
  • Supervision and development of accounting and administrative staff.(5)
  • Oversight of all internal and external audits.
  • Preparation & input of monthly financial, tax, asset, and other reports to WG Hyperion system.
  • Establish and monitor internal controls and procedures to mitigate potential fraud, theft, and errors.

Lead Financial Accountant, 09/2010 to 2014
Aristotle Capital Management, LlcNewport Beach, CA,
  • Supervision accounts payable, and general oversight of administrative staff.
  • Established and revised processes to manage rental equipment and cost accounting of same.
  • Compiled financial reports pertaining to cash, expenditures, loan balances & key matrix for management and banking partners.
  • Performed general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, GL account reconciliations.
  • Cash & loan management for multiple entities.
  • Prepared all required federal and state payroll tax deposits as well as quarterly reporting.
  • Assisted in software conversion, training, and creation of new procedural processes .
  • Created process for lien release training, tracking by job, and review of each for accuracy.

Regional Credit Representative, 09/1996 to 04/2007
Ashland Inc.City, STATE,
  • Managed AR monthly balance of $650M with less than .05% annual bad debt.
  • Hired, supervised, and evaluated accounts receivable collection staff of 3.
  • Review of customer financial and DNB reports to establish creditworthiness.
  • Administered processes within parameters of corporate policy and SOX.   
  • Traveled throughout Western US to meet with sellers, visit clients on site, establish rapport, and perform visual confirmation of viable operations.
  • Coordinated with Sales Management to support sales growth through risk evaluation.

Controller, 07/1993 to 09/1996
Polyester Chemical Inc. (Acquired By Ashland)City, STATE,
  • Oversight & management of all financial functions.
  • Balanced monthly general ledger accounts to accurately record cost and month end accruals. 
  • All HR & PR functions for 35 employees, including review of timesheets and computing pay in accordance with FLSA.
  • Managed accounts receivable of $500K with 0 annual bad debt.
  • Assisted with auditing and responding to company CPA.
  • Processing of all AR, AP, inventory, and bank reconciliations for multiple entities.

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, Expected in to Central Oregon Community College - Bend, OR

Bachelor of Arts: Art & Accounting, Expected in to University California at Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA

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School Attended

  • Central Oregon Community College
  • University California at Santa Barbara

Job Titles Held:

  • Controller
  • Lead Financial Accountant
  • Regional Credit Representative
  • Controller


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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