Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Executive Profile
Extensive experience in Financial management of private and publicly held companies in a variety of manufacturing, service and consulting industries. Experience in various Revenue Recognition and Cost Accounting  methods with full audit responsibility exposure to Public, Government, Banking and Internal audits. In-depth knowledge and experience in applying GAAP, CAS and IFRS standards to businesses. Skilled in software implementation and enhancing existing financial and operational systems to provide accurate cost and reporting tools. Proven ability to work as a team player across multiple functional areas, as well as independently.
Skill Highlights
  • Expertise in Excel. Proficient in Word, Power Point, e-mail applications Experienced in a variety of accounting software.
  • Software experience: Deltek Vision and Costpoint, Epicor 10 and Manfact, System Union, Platinum, FRS, Peach Tree, BCTOP
Core Accomplishments
Finance and Accounting professional with extensive experience managing varying sized Accounting and Finance organizations with a focus on ERP systems and process improvement.
Professional Experience
02/2010 to Current
Corporate Controller Olive Austin, TX,
Corporate Controller with diverse oversight responsibility of Finance and Accounting department of fast paced growth Defense Contractor Headquartered in Dulles, VA. Challenging position managing explosive revenue growth through both organic and acquisition expansion. Reports directly to President of multi-company US division of $500M international organization. Managed multiple accounting departments of up to 15 staff members in perpetually changing environment. Key individual in 2 software implementations throughout tenure. Managed multiple Governmental and Public accounting audit agencies delivering positive consistent results.
04/2008 to 02/2010
Vice President of Finance and Operations Farnsworth Group Inc Nashville, TN,
  • Finance Direct Report to President of $5 million privately held company Active participant in company Board meetings. Full charge of General Ledger reporting and Accounting Functions. Responsible for management of Accounting, Production, IT and Human Resources functions while maintaining relationships with banks and audit agencies. Provided daily management of cash flow, collections and bank credit facility Responsible for cash management, budgeting and forecasting. Oversight of production and delivery of IP training materials.
01/2002 to 02/2008
Chief Financial Officer Capital Factory Houston, TX,
  • Privately held Printed Circuit Board Design and Assembly service provider grew from $3.5 mil to $20 million in revenue during tenure as CFO Management of Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, IT and Maintenance departments. Key individual responsible for planning, modeling, due diligence and financing solution for acquisition - Nov 2004. Successfully integrated acquisition site systems and personnel while drastically reducing headcount. Liaison responsible for banking relationships and treasury management through $3m line of credit. Successfully attained business refinancing, extending credit facility, resulting in the reduction of cost of capital from 15-9%. Responsible for Company business plan and prospective expansion modeling. Responsible for development and monitoring of performance metrics and forward planning objectives. Successfully implemented various cost control negotiations and actions including insurance, telecommunications and benefit programs.
07/2000 to 01/2002
Vice President of Finance and Administration Decision Associates Erie, PA,
  • Top financial decision maker for entire US operations (consulting and software entity with $6 mil in revenue) Reported directly to CFO in Glasgow Scotland, Member of the US Board of Directors Responsible for Finance, Accounting, IT, Human Resources, and Travel departments Successfully implemented all key project tracking and financial systems for the US startup Responsible for the infrastructure of the US home office and the staffing of all administrative positions. Supported the growth of US operations staffing from 12 to 55 employees across multiple states. Established optimized and reported on all business key performance indicators.
07/1996 to 07/2000
Finance Manager/Logistic Services Afs Acceptance Houston, TX,
  • Key financial business manager for national account with annual revenues of $30m. Financial responsibility for $30m of End of Life inventory repairs and logistics. Successfully integrated 11 repair operations from acquisition into existing business. Responsible for developing process, business case and financial recovery of national accounts. Negotiated quarterly financial settlements with Compaq computer resulting in settlements between 500k-$1.2m. Conducted quarterly business reviews with Senior Vice Presidents and business partners.
1991 to 07/1996
Controller Agc Of Kansas Hutchinson, KS,
  • Full charge General Ledger reporting to Vice President of Finance Maintained relationships with banks, audit agencies, both public accounting,vDCAA and outside financial service organizations. Extensive involvement with Percentage of Completion cost accounting. Provided daily management of cash flow, collections and bank credit line certificates Key individual instrumental in providing successful company refinancing Managed accounting staff consisting of 5 employees Responsible for cash management, budgeting and forecasting. Responsible for reporting and analysis of inventories in excess of $5m. Successfully implemented various cost control negotiations and actions including insurance, communications and benefit programs.
01/1983 to 1991
Controller Oppenheimer Precision Products City, STATE,
  • Full charge General Ledger reporting responsibilities for Aircraft instrumentation manufacturing contractor. Responsible for accounting staff including A/R, A/P and Payroll. Responsible for and enhanced Completed Contracts cost accounting methodoligy. Organized, sampled and reviewed annual Inventory counts reconciling to General Ledger. Developed enhancements to manual accounting systems reducing closing processing time by 80%. Successfully programmed and implemented various computer applications drastically reducing costs and manpower, while improving efficiencies throughout organization.
Education and Certifications
Expected in
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Certified Public Accountant - Maryland Board of Accountancy (Inactive)
Expected in
MBA: Finance
LaSalle University - Philadelphia, PA
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Bachelor of Science: Business Administration/Accounting
LaSalle University - Philadelphia, PA
Accounting and Finance management and strategy, Accounting software, System implementation, Financing and banking, budgets and forecasts, cash management, General Ledger closing and Financial reporting.

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School Attended

  • LaSalle University
  • LaSalle University

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  • Corporate Controller
  • Vice President of Finance and Operations
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Vice President of Finance and Administration
  • Finance Manager/Logistic Services
  • Controller
  • Controller


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science

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