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

Accounting is a powerful resource to any organization, especially one that is looking to grow. I am looking for another opportunity to help a company fulfill their goals. Although under many different ownership entities, I have been with my current company for over 20 years. Due to SGS's evolution into a $450M world wide organization, their philosophy has changed from having numerous independently run locations to super production centers, with all resources provide through their corporate offices in Louisville, KY.  Not necessarily a bad thing, but not fulfilling to someone like myself, who likes to keep busy.

When Colorbrite was acquired by SGS in 2002, I maintained the ongoing closing and final distribution of Colorbrite through 2003, as well as performing the Controller duties at SGS-MN.  Then due to an unfortunate accident to the Controller of another SGS acquisition in Plymouth, MN, I was thrust into the position of also managing a second location. This dual duty continued until the integration of the two locations in 2008 - now at our current location in Brooklyn Park.  I coordinated this two facility transition, with complete buildout of 78,000 sq. ft. without going over budget and maintaining the cost reduction initiative promised to corporate when presenting the consolidation option.


Accurate and Timely Financial Statement Compilation with drilled down details by vendor on the expenses

of the company.

Hands on experience and understanding for

identifying of cost savings measures.

Realistic budgeting.  I don't believe in stretch

budgets that bring employee moral down when

the numbers can never be accomplished.

Provide expertise, leadership and hands-on execution

to the accounting, administrative, human resources, maintenance and sales staff.

Have implemented motivating processes to compensate employees and believe in pay for performance.

Can easily promote a positive company culture, with accessibility and a positive personality, with a penchant

for humor.

Work History
05/2002 to Current
Controller Alvarez & Marsal Tampa, FL,

Financial Statement reporting, review and auditing.  Yearly budget creation for $50M location.

Month end journal entry compilation.  Managed accounting and administrative staff of 6.

Approver of all requisitions, expense reports and capital projects.

Process payroll for 120+ hourly employees and commissions for 60+ salaried employees.

Manage the internal and external building and grounds maintenance.

07/1995 to 05/2002
Controller Alvarez & Marsal Chicago, IL,

Managed the accounting and administrative departments of this privately owned $24M prepress/design services and plate making facility.  When hired in 1995 revenue was $12M and owners were looking at bankruptcy. Worked hand in hand with the president of the company to develop a profit sharing plan in order to create an "owner mentality" for all employees.  We shared every aspect of the monthly financial statements and created financial training and yearly exams, so the employees were educated to understand the reasons for managements actions. Company grew to $24M and was sold to SGS in 2002.

08/1986 to 07/1995
Staff Accountant Marmon Holdings, Inc Shelbina, MO,
Performed accounts payable and payroll functions.  Assisted controller with year end audit processes.  Boustead Electric was a privately owned service and distribution company.
Expected in December, 1997
Associate of Applied Science: Accounting and Finance
North Hennepin Community College - Brooklyn Park, MN

Expected in March, 1997
Strategic Finance for Small Business:
Harvard Business School - Executive Education - Cambridge, MA

Expected in May, 2000
Leading Change and Organizational Renewal:
Harvard Business School - Executive Education - Cambridge, MA

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