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

Business-driven Controller with expertise in both public and private accounting and financial reporting. Offering 7 plus years track record of exceptional accuracy in statement preparation and auditing. Strong leader with calm presence superior skill in cultivating rapport across all enterprise levels. Skilled in managing shareholder and board member relationships with excellent mediation and negotiation skills.

  • Budget administration
  • Processing payments
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Financial planning
  • Accounting management
  • Financial Management
  • Sage MAS500 expertise
  • AP/AR invoicing
  • Preparing financial statements
Work History
Corporate Controller, 06/2019 to 03/2020
Albireo EnergyFort Lauderdale, FL,
  • Oversaw all aspects of monthly financial reporting and relationships with banks for two subsidiary entities of Morris Holdings Limited including Jennifer Convertibles Inc and Morrisofa Global Inc
  • Oversaw and was in charge of annual audits, reducing banking requirements from full audit to compilation based on consistent accuracy of reporting for two entities.
  • Prepared and managed audits for diverse range of public and private partners across manufacturing, banking, retail and human resources industries. (Exp: E&Y; HWB HK; First data; American Express; Hartford Insurance)
  • Directed corporate decision-making and planning by monitoring and setting policies and procedures to optimize fiscal performance.
  • Worked with 5 executives to create annual budget and track actual expenses against projected expenses, introduced multiple new suppliers to Jennifer Convertibles to bring down cost of good sold by 20-35% percent; decrease international freight shipping by 10% for both entities wholesales container business
  • Formulated strategic plans and supported tactical initiatives to execute cost-savings deliverables, saving more than 100K annual warehousing expenses
  • Introduced and Setup Jennifer Convertibles Franchising and completed franchising agreement and program during the last quarter of 2019
Chief Financial Officer/Financial Accounting Manager, 04/2016 to 05/2019
Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc.Warren, NJ,
  • Led and accomplished Merge & Acquisition project in 2018 including but not limited to preparation; planning, assessing and valuation by selling Jennifer Convertibles Inc to Morris Holdings Limited(HK Based Public Company) for $35 million USD
  • Authored, evaluated and reviewed Ad-Hoc, Balance sheet; Profit and loss statement and various analytical reports to highlight company actions to key stakeholders.
  • Completed in-depth analyses of risks to control company profile(Maintain trademark and reputation management), enhance systems(Automated certain part of Accounts payable system) and track legal concerns(Majorly Landlords issue)
  • Worked closely with audit team to prepare accounts and documentation as well as conduct audits according to all regulatory requirements.
  • Offered advice to other executive leaders on strategies to improve financial growth.
  • Oversaw all purchasing, pricing, sales and distribution activities.
  • Directed all financial activities, including budget development, creation of budgetary controls and recordkeeping systems
  • Conducted detailed analysis of company financial information and oversaw preparation of related reports.
  • Prepared year-end fixed asset schedule for inclusion in Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and monthly financial reports for board meeting.
  • Developed and oversaw yearly budgets in excess of $ 20 million
  • Negotiated and approved all supplier, distributor and state and federal agency contracts and agreements.
  • Oversaw all financial operations company-wide, including budgets, payroll and accounts payable and receivable.
  • Prepared various tax return with external tax professionals to IRS including but not limited to corporate tax return by state by entity; commercial rent tax; sales tax and real estates tax, 1099 and 1096
Accountant, 01/2012 to 04/2016
Jennifer ConvertiblesCity, STATE,
  • Generated financial statements and completed account closing procedures each month.
  • Prepared documents, reports and presentations for executives and board members using advanced excel and access proficiencies.
  • Identified and investigated variances to financial plans and forecasts.
  • Reconciled accounts and reviewed all materials, including surplus, income, expense data, net worth and assets.
  • Supported monthly reporting analysis to achieve validation of internal reports and to reconcile production operations and general ledger.
  • Analyzed monthly balance sheet accounts for corporate reporting.
  • Prepared and filed 1096 and 1099 tax forms for commercial and individual clients.
  • Accurately completed all accounting procedures including accounts payable reconciliation, credit, bank reconciliation, fixed assets, all accrued expenses; prepaid assets; inventory; rent schedule and so on.
  • Reviewed accounting structures and procedures on regular basis to identify areas in need of improvement.
  • Maintained up-to-date knowledge on permits, certificates and documents mandatory for government departments.
  • Managed entire accounting cycle including gathering information, preparing documents, finalizing reports and closing books.
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Expected in 01/2012
University of Kansas - Lawrence, KS

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