Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Directed all accounting activities including managing a team of seven direct reports, financial statement preparation, close, development and documentation of accounting policies and controls, credit, audits, equity, and general ledger transactions; acting CFO for three months.  
Corporate Controller, 02/2014 to Current
Miragen TherapeuticsBoulder, CO,
  • Analyzed costs and revenues to project future trends.
  • Provided financial planning and analysis to executive team.
  • Managed 9 audits in 2 years including bank, external audit firms and tax audits with 0 findings.
  • Upgraded company sales tax system and automated Accounts Payable invoice processing.
  • Managed and prepared month-end, quarter-end and year end closing; annual, quarterly and monthly budgets and re-forecasting ensuring all reporting and general ledger entries are in compliance with US GAAP.
  • Analyzed and prepared financial statement, bank covents and cash flow statements.
  • Analyzed and prepared company commission structure and calculations for sales teams.
  • Management of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable teams.
  • Cash Management and Treasury functions, worked closely with banks and financial institutions.
  • Lead the development and documentation of standard operating procedures, policies, internal controls and process improvements for the accounting and finance department.
  • Reviewed general ledger journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and bank account reconciliations.
  • Presented documentation and financial guidance to CFO and CEO for key decision making for the company.
  • Managed internal and external audits, working closely with auditors.
  • Developed team members using KPI's and quarterly goals.
Senior Accountant, 04/2012 to 02/2014
Aeg WorldwideSaratoga, CA,
  • Prepared month-end, quarter-end and year end closing; annual, quarterly and monthly budgets and re-forecasting for our US, Canadian and international companies.
  • Preparation and review of financial statements and consolidated financial statements for all ARI companies.
  • General ledger journal entries, balance sheets, reconciling GL accounts and main bank account reconciliation.
  • Review of account reconciliations from other departments.
  • Created and implemented accounting policies and standard operating procedures for accounting functions.
  • Daily use of Bloomberg, swap interest estimates and payments, FASB 133 testing.
  • Auditing commissions for end of year sales incentives.
Senior Accountant/Business Manager, 07/2010 to 04/2012
Entercom Communications Corporation - Publicly Held Radio CompanyCity, STATE,
  • Month-end, quarter-end and year end closing for multiple markets, general ledger journal entries, balance sheets, reconciling all accounts for multiple markets, fixed asset reconciliations.
  • Supervised staff accountants, employee reviews, training and development of other accountants.
  • Accounts payable and accounts receivable monitoring and assistance.
  • Reviewed company standards and reporting to ensure SOX compliance.
  • Worked hand in hand with PWC for annual audits and quarterly reporting.
  • Processed multi-market payrolls, computed commission payments and bonuses.
  • Managed vendor accounts and calculated sales and use tax.
  • Recognizing revenue within multi-market sales deals and booking revenues to appropriate revenue accounts between markets.
  • Worked closely with VP of Finance and Controller.
Senior Accountant/Office Manager, 07/2007 to 07/2010
Nesmith And Company, Inc - Privately Held Construction CompanyCity, STATE,
  • Prepared financial statements, revenue planning, business metrics, management reporting, creating journal entries and general ledgers, month-end closing, budgets, monthly and yearly forecasts, bank reconciliations and other expense analysis of all company accounts.
  • Coordinated the monthly and quarterly financial reporting for the main division and three other subdivisions as well as analyzed accounts payable and receivable for the company.
  • Managed staff accountants, development and training of employees.
  • Managed all vendor accounts as well as billing and collections.
  • Conducted and analyzed payroll and payroll taxes on a monthly basis for over 200 employees.
  • Managed mid-sized audits from Internal Revenue Service as well as from various union officials and internal audits.
  • In turn, significantly reduced audit adjustments through better financial controls.
  • Liaising with bankers, insurers and solicitors regarding financial transactions.
  • Ensured all company processes are compliant with OSHA and government regulations.
  • Worked directly with and reported to the CFO on a daily basis.
  • Financial statement analysis  
  • Budget forecasting expertise
  • Account reconciliation expert
  • General ledger accounting
  • Fiscal budgeting knowledge
  • Accounting operations professional
  • Budget analysis
  • Employee Management and Development
  • Cost accounting
  • Cash-flow report generation
  • Management of Internal & External Audits
MBA: Finance, Expected in 2009
Strayer University - Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts: Economics, Expected in 2005
Rutgers University - Camden, NJ
Microsoft Dynamics SL, Infinium, Business Objects, SAP, Microsoft Access, ADP Payroll, Prophet 21 ERP System, Crystal Report Writing, UltiPro Payroll Systems, Clarity Financial Reporting Systems, Expert level Excel, QuickBooks Reporting

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