Director Accounting Advisory Services resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Certified Public Accountant with 12 years of experience delivering high quality results to insurance clients, including over five years of in-depth experience working on insurance accounting change programs. Extensive experience designing and implementing accounting change programs, developing industry leading insights and accounting interpretations, educating preparers and users of financial statements about how these accounting changes will affect them and influencing policies developed by standard setters. Ready to tackle new challenges in a role focused on sustainability accounting and reporting changes.

  • Ability to communicate complex issues in simple ways
  • Business development and relationship building
  • Superb written and oral communication skills
  • Interacting with regulators and standard setters
  • Attention to detail
  • Training and development
Work History
Director - Accounting Advisory Services, 08/2018 to Current
KpmgKnoxville, TN,
  • Support large multinational insurance clients in their design and implementation of U.S. GAAP and IFRS accounting change programs to comply with new accounting and financial reporting regulations.
  • Develop education programs and industry leading thought leadership to help key stakeholders understand new insurance accounting regulations and their anticipated effects on prepares and users of financial statements.
  • Design and develop accounting policies and processes for large multinational insurance clients and facilitate approval of those policies and processes by key stakeholders throughout their organization, external auditors and relevant insurance regulators.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with existing and prospective insurance clients.
  • Play key roles in successful client proposals, including a $35 million multi-year, cross-functional, global advisory engagement.
  • Lead multiple engagement delivery work streams in several different global geographic regions.
  • Prepare clear and concise documents, reports and presentations for executives and board members to explain complex issues and how to solve them.
  • Research and report on technical insurance accounting issues related to consulting projects.
Senior Manager - International Standards Group, 07/2015 to 08/2018
American ExpressIdaho, OH,
  • Managed KPMG’s global strategy for developing ongoing insights, interpretations and training related to international insurance accounting change and developed and executed strategies to disseminate this information to KPMG’s global network and the external global insurance market.
  • Developed written and oral communications to help stakeholders understand costs and benefits of future insurance accounting frameworks.
  • Interacted with influencers of regulatory and standard setting bodies.
  • Wrote and submitted comment letters to regulatory and standard setting bodies.
Manager - Audit, 09/2008 to 07/2015
  • Served as team lead for large and mid-size insurance company audits.
  • Provided auditing services to public and private U.S. insurance companies in accordance with U.S. GAAP, statutory accounting principles, and SEC reporting.
  • Developed audit strategies to address risks and evaluate regulatory requirements.
  • Performed in-depth research and assessments to identify control gaps in processes, procedures and systems and suggested methods for improvement.
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Expected in 06/2008
Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
Masters in Accounting: , Expected in 06/2008
Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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School Attended

  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio State University

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  • Director - Accounting Advisory Services
  • Senior Manager - International Standards Group
  • Manager - Audit


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Masters in Accounting

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