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

An experienced MBA-degreed financial professional knowledgeable in GAAP with 20+ years of experience as a trusted advisor helping companies achieve success through financial analysis. Proven success working remotely since 2020. Impactful in driving initiatives, improving profitability, and producing results. Seeking Controller, FP&A, Accounting Manager, or similar Sr. level managerial position.

  • Implemented analysis for Six Sigma process improvement; profitabilty improved 11%.
  • Developed KPI reporting that resulted in saving company $2.1M.
  • Reduced excessive reporting by 25%; resulted in meaningful reporting.
  • Discovered misappropriation of funds; saved the company $100K.
  • As government contractor, revamped financial reconciliation process and balanced accounts that had an unreconciled balance of $4M.
  • ABC (Activity-Based Costing)
  • Budgeting, Forecasting, Cost Accounting, Inventory & Asset Management
  • Account Reconciliation, G/L, A/P, A/R, Month-end closing, Internal Audits
  • Strong Reverse Engineering skills
  • Problem solving skills; Team leadership; Building relationships; Process Improvement
  • Operations Research and Lean Manufacturing
  • SAP ERP/Power BI/Hyperion/Essbase/Kronos/SQL
  • Microsoft Office; Excel — Highly Proficient
Work History
03/2021 to Current Financial Planning and Analysis Manager Vizient | Oklahoma City, OK,
  • Perform financial analysis for sales and contribution margin on direct programs with U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Boeing, Bell, and Northrop Grumman.
  • Manage and perform analysis of cash flows, NWC, and balance sheets worth $60M monthly.
  • Perform budget tracking for DoD programs
  • Analyze past results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, create standard and ad-hoc reports.
  • Improved overall financial reporting by streamlining control processes and reporting structures.
2019 to 03/2021 Sr. Financial Analyst Precision Castparts Corporation | Canton, MI,
  • Forecasted trends for COGS and margins based on commodity markets.
  • Oversaw $200M annual budgets for multiple product categories.
  • Developed P&Ls accurately and on time for over 15 product lines with $8MM monthly impact to bottom line by using SAP, Power BI and advanced Excel skills.
  • Reviewed profitability and identified threats and opportunities.
  • Developed models, scorecards, and dashboards that drove decisions.
  • Performed ad hoc analysis to explain results, costs, and margins to internal stake holders.
2016 to 2019 Assistant Controller Aeg Worldwide | Los Angeles, CA,
  • Provided oversight of accounting processes, procedures, internal controls, and corrective actions to address risks or deficiencies.
  • Approved JE's, reconciliations, balance sheets, and G/L accounts.
  • Developed ABC cost models for over 1,000 SKUs, bill of materials, and labor standards.
  • Managed GR/IR and resolved A/P issues for over 300 customer accounts.
  • Responsible for managing company's assets and internal audits.
  • Provided analysis of operating performance via KPI reporting.
  • Used SAP to manage finished goods inventory and prepare financial documents.
2004 to 2016 Operations Accounting Manager/Controller Perdue Farms, Inc | City, STATE,
  • ABC costing to develop direct labor standards and product costs to ensure maximum profit margins.
  • Developed $250M annual budgets, quarterly forecasting results, and variance analysis.
  • Oversaw month-end closing, A/P, and A/R, approved journal entries, managed payroll, and approved purchases over $5K.
  • Managed fixed assets valued at $133M and approved over $64M in capital projects and investments.
  • Supervised accounting staff of five and mentored staff.
  • Prepared KPI reporting that drove C-suite decision-making.
  • Maintained effective internal controls to protect assets.
Expected in 2001 MBA | Business Administration Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, GPA:
Expected in 1998 BBA | Computer Information Systems Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, GPA:
Expected in 1993 Associate | Accounting Waycross College, Waycross, GA, GPA:

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