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

Flexible CPA who adapts seamlessly to the unique companies with an entrepreneurial drive and excellence in efficiency and quality. Adept at budget forecasting, financial reporting, and administrative duties which include payroll and benefits.

07/2014 to Current
Director of Finance and Administration Change Machine Brooklyn, NY,
  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable employees, aligned department processes with industry best practices.
  • Improve integrity of CRM and financial system by revising inefficient work procedures, automate processes and continually improve the close process.
  • Align financial reporting with GAAP and SME Standards.
  • Create sales and expense budgets and forecasts. Streamlined the budget reporting, forecasting and budget to actual processes.
  • Educated management on strategies for tax compliance and minimizing tax liability.
  • Assisted in the annual Partnership tax return preparation.
  • Update company pricing based on market trends, performed competitor analysis resulting in a price reduction and a redefinition of package offerings.
  • Upgrade the payroll service and broker service. Streamline the administrative processes.
  • Educate management on bank loan options and covenants and work closely with the bank to ensure compliance.
  • Start employee engagement events, lunch and learns, awards, social activities.
  • Created Swiss subsidiary start up GmbH requirements and capitalization rules and consolidated the company wide finances.
  • Tracked In process project spending to budget.
2011 to 2014
Owner Banfield Pet Hospital San Antonio, TX,
  • Large clients include Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Inc., Fremont Development LLC
  • Bookkeeping, Audit preparation, Payroll, Tax filing
03/2010 to 06/2011
Auburn Hills Solar Plant Controller Accounting And Consulting Group, Llp Tifton, GA,
  • Monthly Close: Facility Allocation, Accruals, Journal Entries, etc.
  • Fixed Assets: Preparing CAR's Tracking CIP, Capitalization of assets, Impairment analysis, Review of all assets in the plant
  • Budget and Forecasts: Prepared yearly budget and monthly spending and production forecasts
  • Lean Accounting: Kaizan event, switch company from standard to actual costing
  • MEGA Credit: Prepare Mega credit submission and audit review
07/2009 to 03/2010
Internal Audit Tishman Speyer Los Angeles, CA,
  • Performed internal audit reviews on Physical Inventory, Cycle Counts, Joint Venture, Fixed Assets, Specialty Revenue Projects, Prepaid Accounting, Construction In Process, Standard to Actual and Cost Containment, documented process flows
  • Worked with the CEO, CFO and Vice Presidents to update the company Enterprise Risk Management model
05/2005 to 07/2009
Senior Associate PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP City, STATE,
  • Risk Internal Audit and Compliance Project Management for $7 million engagement at General Motors Corporation
  • Performed internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance audits for the following Fortune 500 companies: CMS Energy, ArvinMeritor, Borg Warner, Federal Mogul, Delphi, Hayes Lemmerz
  • Worked on numerous audit teams, facilitated client meetings, worked in client facilities around the country
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance testing, Accounts Payable testing, Gas purchases testing
  • Project Managed the "Greening" of the Detroit Office.
2002 to 2004
Cost Engineer/Production Support Engineer Energy Conversion Devices-Uni-Solar City, STATE,
  • Implemented Great Plains software; Inventory, Accounting, Manufacturing, Sales In charge of ordering all raw material for Auburn Hills and San Diego facility
  • Negotiated vendor forecasts for purchase of raw materials
  • Created BOM's for every product in the facility Calculated standard costs for WIP and finished product in Auburn Hills facility
  • Reconciled Inventory and cost accounts monthly
  • Updated quality procedures and standards, completed material inspection.
Expected in 2005
Masters: Accounting
Oakland University - Auburn Hills, MI
Expected in 2001
B.A: Industrial Engineering
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
Industrial Engineering
Expected in
Certificates Public Accounting License - State of Michigan:
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Professional Affiliations


  • Oakland University Adjunct Professor- Cost Accounting


  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Association of Certified Public Accountants


  • President ­ Saline Cooperative Preschool ­ 2013 to Present
  • Founded Improving Birth Ann Arbor
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Budget/Forecasting Expertise
  • "Someone who get the job done"

  • Quickbooks Proficient
  • Great Plains Proficient
  • Complex Problem Solver
  • Creates efficiencies
  • Excellent Time Management

IBM, Macintosh

Software: Quickbooks, Great Plains, Zoho, TeamMate, MyClient, PeopleSoft, SAP, Visual Basic, Excel, MS Software

GAAP, SME, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Internal Audits, Best Practices

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