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

Results and process driven Accounting Shared Services Senior Leader who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. Builds and retains high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals.

Summary of Qualifications
  • Finance Project Leader
  • Forecast/Budgeting
  • Payroll - US and Canada
  • Sales & Use Tax - US and Canada
  • Travel and Expense Mgmt 
  • Month End Close
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Organizational/Legal Entity Structures
  • Credit and Collections 
Skills and Accomplishments

Shared Services Organization

  • Developed the responsibilities of the Shared Services Organization to cover many back office processes at 110+ US and Canadian service centers including, payroll & tax, accounts payable, cash application, collections, sales/use tax and General Accounting (month end close) responsibilities.


  • Led accounting team through multiple rounds of successful acquisitions/divestitures.

Finance Overhead Reduction

  • Consolidated 3 Accounting centers saving the company an annual cost of $3.5M.

SOX Controls/Process Developments

  • Led design, documentation and accounting implementation along with continued compliance and oversight of SOX requirements.

Organizational Development

  • Assessed accounting/operational system structures and Finance Business Process Owner for Field Services Application and ERP conversion to Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Professional Experience
09/2016 to Current
Finance System Implementation Consultant Authentic Brands Group Los Angeles, CA,
  • BPO for finance on the Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP conversion
  • Continuous design improvement and development
  • Operations to Finance Process Reviews
01/2007 to 09/2016
Director, Accounting Shared Services Alta Equipment Group Inc. South Elgin, IL,
  • Direct reports of 4 with 76 indirect reports.
  • Key finance member for the sale of Service Experts LLC in 2013 and 2016.
  • Project lead and business owner on various system modifications and ERP implementations.
  • Led conversion of Canadian tax method in 2010 to Harmonized sales tax.
  • Finance lead for US and Canadian Legal Entity mergers impacting both tax implications as well as financial reporting.
  • Responsible for maintaining all accounting policies and design of specific accounting processes.
  • SOX compliance for finance through audits, reporting and design. 
  • Work with internal/external auditors during audits.
11/2000 to 01/2007
General Accounting Manager Altice Usa Lake Charles, LA,
  • Responsible for the financial review and analysis of 4 corporate ledgers for US and Canadian companies.
  • Managed 5 direct reports, with 90 indirect reports.
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing new policies and procedures. 
  • Responsible for overseeing 3 Regional Accounting Centers quarterly and year end reporting to parent company.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting of $32M in restructuring costs.
  • Work with internal/external auditors to facilitate all audits.
07/1998 to 10/2000
Regional Accounting Manager Service Experts LLC City, STATE,
  • Responsible for Southeast region accounting financial review of 35 centers located in nine states.
  • Train and implement accounting policies and procedures at service centers and provide support to service center accountants.
  • SEC reporting for quarterly and annual filings.
  • Coordinate quarterly and annual audits with external auditors.
  • Worked with merger integration team on new acquisitions within the southeast region.
04/1989 to 07/1998
Financial Analyst Willis Corroon City, STATE,
  • Implemented new international revenue tracking system in Microsoft Access.
  • Analyze balance sheet and P&L variances for the US retail offices.
  • Analyze and report restructuring savings for the group.
Education, Training and Accomplishments
Expected in
BBA: Accounting
Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN
  • Lennox Women's Business Council
  • Received 2 Lennox International Productivity Honorable Mention Awards
  • Shared Services & Outsourcing Network Speaker June 2015 Dallas, TX 
Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, Access and Notes
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX & AS400
  • Exponent HR, SAP & Avanti Payroll
  • Concur Travel & Expense

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