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

Dedicated, excellent executor and detail-oriented financial professional with 14 years of experience committed to the teamwork that leads to a team’s success. Focused on continual professional and personal growth, including the improvement of business and economic knowledge.

  • Data analytics and data visualization; Alteryx, Tableau
  • Attention to Detail
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
01/2019 to Current
Global R&D BPA Manager Argo Ai Pittsburgh, PA,
  • Support FP&A processes – Budget, Forecasting, Strat Planning, etc. assisting management in strategic and operational decision making
  • Develop and maintain an insightful monthly reporting package and financial dashboards (WATTS R&D financial dashboard in Tableau), used to drive strategic business decisions at the Sr. Management level
  • Develop and maintain an insightful project costing dashboards (PlaTFORm dashboard in Tableau), used to drive strategic business decisions at the Sr. Management level and quarterly project reviews.
  • Complete ad hoc projects as defined by Head of BPA
  • Disciplined use of financial systems (ASPIRE, APMR, SAP, etc.) to manage and perform analytical analysis of financial results
  • Support timely and accurate Global R&D Month-End processes – journal entries, allocations, financial statement reconciliations
  • Anticipate the effect of other relevant systems and procedures on FP&A processes by applying knowledge of accounting, finance and business processes.
  • Global R&D superuser for IRIS, Waypoint, CTMS and ASPIRE.
04/2018 to 12/2018
Global R&D IRIS Finance Lead Alcon City, STATE,
  • Global R&D IRIS superuser and responsible for successful implementation of IRIS within the R&D
  • Responsible for ensuring R&D data is prepared, tested and accurately migrated to IRIS and collaborate with IRIS Data Migration and Functional Teams to understand the detailed field level content of assigned data objects.
  • Ensure the successful managing of change and associate readiness within R&D, including the execution of change management activities, communications, testing, training and end user support.
  • Act as the first point of contact for site associates on IRIS functionality (post Go-Live) by demonstrating IRIS knowledge and skills in order to ensure business continuity.
  • Collaborate with the IRIS Team to ensure adequate knowledge transfer to provide associate support.
  • Finance SPOC for the Waypoint and CTMS implementation and create a bridge between the Business and IRIS for technical issues.
  • Responsible of formal and informal IRIS functionality testing in regards to R&D before go-live as part of UAT.
  • Create and maintain master lists, if applicable, for assigned objects Ensure data readiness, perform cleansing and verify quality for assigned objects.
09/2016 to 03/2018
Senior Accountant Alcon US Financial RPTG & ACCTG Alcon City, STATE,
  • Interact proactively with functional areas in the Alcon Eyecare division to ensure appropriate accounting and functional reporting is accomplished.
  • Assist with the monthly closing and reporting process for the Alcon US general Ledgers.
  • Complete FCRS reporting packages specifically income statements, balance sheet and cash flow statements.
  • Ensure timeliness of reporting and compliance with IFRS/NAM. This includes supporting the accurate completion of reporting packages for the US entities within the prescribed deadlines.
  • Complete account analysis and account reconciliations.
  • Collaborate with Key stakeholders, including divisional BPA colleagues, both internal and external accounting authorities, Auditors and Division and Group Financial Reporting and Accounting, and ensure appropriate communication with these stakeholders when questions regarding accounting and reporting matters arise.
  • Key Liaison for a process called Legal Entity Allocation. This process charges over $200m of costs incurred by the US to Switzerland and is by project and requires the coordination with BPA and Tax.
  • Completion of Balance Sheet Review templates and presentations as well as balance sheet analyses to support cash flow inquires.
05/2015 to 08/2016
Fixed Asset Accountant Alcon City, STATE,
  • Part of IRIS implementation team as a fixed asset superuser with the responsibility to ensure US Fixed asset IS migrated to IRIS with key tasks including : system testing, data migration, end user training and post implementation reviews.
  • Responsible for monitoring capital expenditures to ensure accurate purchasing, payment, recording and reporting against authorized budget; and, upon completion, to ensure the fixed and intangible asset transactions are recorded accurately and timely.
  • Drive productivity improvement & simplification initiatives; ensure high standards of internal control and financial compliance; and, coach other US Fixed Asset Accountants
  • Prepare accurate FCRS reporting schedule of leases for the company, on a quarterly basis and within published timelines.
  • Review and update NFCM self-assessments and SOP’s with fixed asset accounting
  • Plan, coordinate and document annual physical fixed asset confirmations in accordance with policy. Obtain approvals and supporting documentation for any required fixed asset adjustments in a timely manner.
  • Provide schedules for External Auditors, as requested and within due dates.
  • Support Supervisor on special projects, as assigned.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2011
Master of Science: Finance
Texas A&M University - Commerce - Commerce, TX
Expected in 03/2005
BBA: Accounting
University of Nairobi - Nairobi, Kenya,
  • Successful implementation of IRIS for Alcon US fixed Asset and US R&D
  • Successful implementation of WATTS R&D PlaTFORM dashboard (Project Costing dashboard in Tableau)
  • Successful implementation of WATTS R&D Finacials dashboard (R&D financials dashboard in Tableau)
Activities and Honors
  • Alcon Employees Federal Credit Union Supervisory committee member

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