Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Executive Profile
Chief Financial Officer driven to manage costs and establish strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with users, vendors and service providers.
Skill Highlights
Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Outlook and QuickBooks.
Core Accomplishments
  • Negotiated a $60 million financial investment and loan package for the Hospital Reorganization.
  • Reduced collection time of accounts receivable by implementing a new patient registration system and implementing collection incentive program within medical billing department.
  • Developed an implant tracking system that increased surgical implant revenue by 10% to the hospital.
  • Negotiated an exclusive hospital medical services contract with $1 million annual net profit.Implemented pension plan that maintaining shareholder contributions at the same level and saved the company over $ 150,000 in annual pension costs the first year and additional amounts thereafter.
  • Negotiated reduced rates for malpractice insurance saving the hospital over 18% in annual premium costs.
Professional Experience
2010 to
CPA & Consultant Present City Of Tuscaloosa, Al Tuscaloosa, AL,
  • Accounting, Tax and Consulting services provided to small businesses, medical groups and individuals. 
  • Advised businesses on legal and tax structures for financing of investment funds. Prepared corresponding projections
2004 to 2011
Chief Financial Officer Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. Cambridge, MA,
  • 100 Million revenues from a 251 Bed Acute Care Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery Center & Clinic.
  • As a key member of the senior leadership team developed both short and long-term strategic plans.
  • Evaluated existing programs and investigated and helped select new programs with focus on profitability.
  • Evaluated operational and financial procedures with focus on efficiency and performance standards.
  • Responsible for financial management including revenue cycle management, insurance contracting, financial reporting and accounting, patient accounting, budgeting and forecasting, cash management, tax and regulatory reporting, Management Information Systems; Supervised 25 administrative staff.
  • Responsible for banking, financing and equipment leasing relationship management; organized and directed the efforts for hospital to get better and more accurate data from patients in order to bill and collect at higher levels from insurance carriers; worked with governmental agencies to more effectively collect DSH, retroactive rate adjustments and NYS pool amounts due the Hospital.
01/2002 to 01/2004
Chief Financial Officer & Practice Administrator Wipfli Llp South Portland, ME,
  • 12 million revenues for the 11 radiologist group with two hospital service contracts & a multimodality outpatient imaging center.
  • Responsible for overall operational and financial performance including preparing annual budget, the general management of practice operations, supervising the staff in accounting, billing and collection, human resources, marketing, and computer services and working with physician owners to design and implement a strategic plan to increase practice income.
  • Researched and negotiated with vendors to purchase and install an Electronic Medical Reporting system to improve physician workflow.
  • Managed company real estate ventures including negotiation of new credit line and mortgages.
01/1996 to 01/2002
Vice President Corporate Controller NY Primary Care PC, NYPC MSO & Network IPA City, STATE,
  • 25 million revenue for the 40-physician multi-specialty medical practice.
  • Responsible for company accounting including financial statement preparation, analysis, payroll, accounts payable, cash management, budgeting and financial planning.
  • Installed, implemented, controlled and safeguarded the integrity of the financial reporting systems.
  • Developed financial models for strategic business plan.
  • Development and maintenance of relationships with bank, lending and financing institutions for long-term funding of managed care project.
  • Administrator of the corporate insurance program, the self-directed pension funds, human resources and MIS supervision.
  • Developed an incentive-based physician salary model.
  • Negotiated managed care contracts as well as set up and managed.
  • accounting system with the managed care companies.
Senior Audit Accountant BDO Seidman CPA's City, STATE,
  • International Public Accounting firm.
  • Supervised audits of public, privately held corporations and partnerships within the cosmetic, real estate and financial service industries; reviewed and prepared client SEC registration annual and interim report statements; prepared and reviewed corporate and partnership tax returns; performed internal control analyses, prepared management letters, supervised and reviewed staff auditors.
Expected in
BBA: Accounting
University of Cincinnnati - Cincinnati, Ohio
Accounting, accounting system, accounts payable, accounts receivable, administrative, banking, billing, budgeting, budget, business plans cash management, consulting, contracts, credit, client, financing, financial, financial management, financial planning, financial reporting, financial statement preparation, forecasting, general management, human resources, insurance, leadership, Management Information Systems, negotiation, payroll,  reporting,  strategic plans.
Professional Affiliations
Member NYS Society of CPA's and their Arts and Entertainment Committee

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School Attended

  • University of Cincinnnati

Job Titles Held:

  • CPA & Consultant Present
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer & Practice Administrator
  • Vice President Corporate Controller
  • Senior Audit Accountant


  • BBA

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