director of finance systems and processes resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Seasoned Accounting, Finance and Information Systems Executive for over 23 years with proven expertise in accounting processes, systems oversight and compliance reporting with extensive experience in Revenue Recognition (ACS 606/605), Inventory Control, Internal and External Audit and Finance Systems. Closed 40 consecutive quarters with no material errors and 13 years of audit experience. Talented team builder and supervisor with expertise to develop, maintain and lead a strong team with high values and ethics

  • Finance Information Systems Implementation
  • Revenue Recognition (ASC 605/606)
  • Cost and Inventory Management
  • SOX 606/302 Internal Controls and Compliance
  • SAP ECC - SRM/MM/SD/CO/PA experience
  • ACL (Audit Control Language)
  • Very hands on with MS Excel for data mining
  • External & Internal Auditing
  • Team Building, Development and Goal Setting
  • Employee Coaching, Mentoring and Growth Development
  • Motivational Team Player and Facilitator
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communications
  • Innovative and Proactive Problem Solving Abilities with Anticipation and Resolution
  • Adaptable to Changing Conditions and always willing to learn
08/2021 to 09/2022 Director of Finance Systems and Processes University Of Maryland | Berwyn Heights, MD,
  • Liaison and coordinator between Finance IT, and Deloitte consultants for SAP S/4 implementation
  • Primary Finance lead on overall project
  • Led and managed daily accounting meetings with key stakeholders including 10 finance teams (Rev, Inv, Tax, CFP&A, Treasury, Corp Acctg, MDF, AR, AP and FA)
  • High profile role with weekly CFO meetings on project status
  • Collaborated and created board presentations with Chief Accounting Officer
  • Managed all finance headcount for project
  • Hand picked by CFO for the role
08/2018 to 08/2021 Director and Senior Mgr Global Operations Finance AMD | City, STATE,
  • Delivered weekly gross margin attainment and cash forecast to SVP of BU (Business Unit)
  • Responsible to deliver monthly inventory spend close package to corporate accounting
  • Responsible for proper accounting of inventory and funding related contracts which included close coordination with technical accounting, external audit and the BU
  • Provided oversight on monthly global inventory close and review process including detail guidance and responses to corporate accounting teams and external audit based on prior audit experience
  • Designed and implemented ROI process and template for capital spend requests from the BU for finance review and SVP of BU approval
  • Developed model to calculate revenue and margin by product (wafer) to assist CEO on supply strategy
07/2011 to 08/2018 Senior Manager Revenue Accounting & Consolidation AMD | City, STATE,
  • Responsible for monthly/quarterly global revenue close process and management of worldwide revenue team
  • PMO on ASC 606 Implementation which required coordination with entire company and external auditors; required complete review of the standard and alignment to all internal processes. All deviations from the new standard required my team to design and implement new processes and internal controls to support the ASC. My team was able to implement the standard on time per SEC while also maintaining our normal duties and resulted in the team receiving the highest award within the company
  • Accountable for largest portion on internal controls in the company for revenue which included publishing monthly and quarterly PBCs for external audit and internal reporting on revenue metrics; partnered continuously with external and internal audit as well as internal controls team
  • Implemented new break rate process to reduce rebate reserve by calculating amount of future unclaimed rebates based on history
  • Implemented new process to capture COGS/INV offset to revenue for return reserves process to reduce impact to overall P&L
  • Completed review of all contracts impacting revenue recognition (example Inco Terms and return rights) , mainly on new customer contracts and marketing development fund contracts that can impact contra revenue
  • Developed and implemented new global rebate program and structure after major control deficiency was reported. Coordinated globally with IT, AR, Sales Finance, Pricing Desk teams as well as consultants and external audit. This resulted in our ability to automate over 10 types of standard rebates, minimize human error and ensure accrual accuracy. Led and established a new team to manually financial model all rebates in parallel to ensure system accuracy
03/2007 to 07/2011 Manager - Internal Controls and Compliance AMD | City, STATE,
  • Managed the global SOX internal controls function supporting external financial reporting
  • Responsible for annual walkthrough of all SOX financial controls (including IT controls) to confirm design of the controls are functioning as intended through a test of one
  • Partnered closely with internal and external audit to ensure correct timing of their testing of the operational effectiveness of all SOX finance controls
  • Responsible for accessing financial impact of any control deficiencies and implementing remediation steps or processes before year end
  • Provided annual report on management conclusion on internal controls
01/1998 to 03/2007 Manager EY (Ernst & Young) | City, STATE,
  • Started internship with EY Dallas in 1998 focused on IT audit
  • Rejoined EY Dallas IT audit team full time in 1999 with focus on General Control Reviews (GCRs) in support of the financial audit teams
  • Southwest Area of Texas SME for Computer Aided Audit Techniques (CAATS) using the Audit Command Language (ACL) tool to provide custom scripts or rerunning previous scripts on large data sets to detect irregularities in financial transactions
  • Member of SAS 70 or SOC1/2 team covering the US with a focus on data centers and telecom
  • As the SME on CAATS, I was relocated to EY Tulsa full time to support ConocoPhillips post-merger in 2002 which also included financial accounting support, IT General and Application controls audit and implementation of SOX (404) for Finance and IT controls
  • Relocated to EY Austin team to support IT audit for tech/startup clients and spent significant time at Dell for internal audit support (channel 2)
Education and Training
Expected in 08/1999 to to Bachelors of Business Administration | Accounting Texas A&M University, College Station, TX GPA:
Expected in 08/1999 to to Master of Science | Management Information Systems Texas A&M University, College Station, TX GPA:
Certifications and Awards
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Received AMD's highest award twice in back-to-back quarters for successful 606 implementation and successful deposition in lawsuit

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  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University

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