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

Financial Professional with over 25 years of successful experience in analysis and compliance. Enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Strengths in mitigating risk and report writing.

  • Audit
  • Project Management
  • Compliance
  • Analysis
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Budgeting
  • Report Writing
  • Analytical Skills
  • Document Review
Professional Experience
08/2016 to Current
Financial Specialist 1 Unisys East Hartford, CT,
  • Responsible for reviewing and reconciling all funds collected by various finance units within Essex County courts is properly accounted for, deposited, disbursed, reconciled and safeguarded via daily audits across three Essex vicinage locations, while ensuring internal controls are established to mitigate risk;
  • Ensures that the State receives all revenue due in a timely manner; identifies funds for escheatment and adequately responds to audits conducted by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), County and other state agencies/offices;
  • Confirms that all funds are deposited into appropriate bank accounts and posted to their applicable case management systems;
  • Furnish requested financial data and reports to auditors and regulators and prepared analysis to support risk management;
  • Performs monthly and quarterly reconciling of staffing applicable to the Federal Child Support Grant (Title IV-D);
  • Resolves problems, improved operations and provided exceptional service;
  • Leads special projects and compiles ad hoc reports.
02/2015 to 08/2016
Analyst/Contract Administrator Department Of Children And Families City, STATE,
  • Provided technical assistance and administrative support for several third-party social service contracts across the regional Department of Children and Families (DCF) contracting offices;
  • Performed budget modifications, expenditure review, contract compliance and contract system maintenance;
  • Reviewed and documented changes to contract Funding Authorizations which might occur during contract period;
  • Participated in the RFP process;
  • Accurately maintained and updated DCF contract files and Contract Management System (CMS);
  • Performed contract monitoring, (site visits), of service providers’ contract files, documenting any items of concern and make necessary recommendations;
  • Consulted with DCF programming staff to ensure cohesion of contract management;
  • Reviewed applicable DCF policy and procedure manuals in an effort to enhance, update and deliver training to DCF Business Office personnel on contracting protocols.
03/2013 to 07/2014
Senior Manager NeighborWorks America City, STATE,
  • Managed staff responsible for performing compliance activities for the federally funded Foreclosure Mitigation Program (NFMC) housing grant;
  • Ensured adherence to federal policies and procedures in accordance with applicable foreclosure housing program requirements and guidelines;
  • Reported and maintained issues regarding compliance to Senior Management and federal agency representatives;
  • Assisted in the NFMC grant award process by providing compliance and financial data points used to support the NFMC grant application process;
  • Provided guidance and technical support to a national network of counseling agencies awarded NFMC grant funds by delivering training and developing tools to assist in compliance of the NFMC program;
  • Performed reconciliation of grantee funds, executed fund recapture activities, prepared various status reports, performed post award analysis following each round of NFMC funding and updated policies and procedures as needed.
11/2006 to 02/2013
Project Manager/Risk Management Specialist First Citizens Bank & Trust Company City, STATE,
  • Directed and managed various projects for Wealth Management Services business units;
  • Identified plans and resources required to meet project goals and objectives by setting realistic timelines;
  • Identified, reviewed and applied policies and procedures by exercising informed judgment to achieve optimal performance.
  • Modified and directed project plans to meet organizational needs within specified project timeframes;
  • Administered Trust Risk Management program, keeping risk low by proactively examining processes and related documentation. Monitored the progress of business units in their completion of Management Action Plans in response to violations of policies and procedures or risk management practices;
  • Identified by internal compliance testing, internal audits, regulatory examinations or unacceptable practices that expose the organization to certain risk.
  • Performed internal compliance reviews of business unit operations documenting findings and providing recommendations
  • Provided technical assistance to business units in the areas of risk mitigation and maintaining risk profile within acceptable ranges;
  • Chairperson of the Wealth Management Risk Management Committee;
  • Performed annual Trust Operations Department Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) testing.
  • Trained staff in risk management policies and monitored compliance to control company liability.
Expected in 12/1989
Bachelor of Science: Accounting
Hampton University - Hampton, VA

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