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Jessica Claire
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Executive Profile

Accounting/auditing professional with over 25 years of international experience as a trusted adviser helping companies with financial analysis, reporting, auditing, and strategic planning. Leader in the accounting profession influencing and driving initiatives and legislation impacting financial reporting. Skilled in generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and managerial practices and procedures. Currently the Group Vice President of Internal Audit at Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA).

Skill Highlights

Corporate accounting skills and knowledge

Ability to compile, verify, analyze, interpret and disseminate critical financial data (actual, forecast and budgeted) to all major stakeholders and in multiple currencies.

Experienced and competent in statutory reporting and tax related tasks.

Systems implementation Successful implementation, analysis and management of new accounting systems and procedures, including systems integration and staff training.

  • Communication and leadership skills - Communicate effectively to build relationships both internally and externally, develop strategic partnerships and provide advice at all levels of management.
  • Proactive leadership style to meet strict deadlines and maintain a team under pressure.
Core Accomplishments
  • Established and managing a global internal audit department
  • Hired, mentored and trained professional internal auditors
  • Developed Risk and Internal audit methodology
  • Actively involved and assisted in implementation of global treasury management system
  • Examined and evaluated financial and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity
  • Member of a "Root Cause Analysis" committee at CMS Enterprises to identify, suggest corrective action and implement issues arising from Accounting for Derivatives.

Professional Experience
Group Vice President - Internal Audit, 04/2007 to Current
Leidos Holdings Inc.Hartford, ,
  • A leading global energy company listed on Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange with a combined asset base of US$31 billion and annual revenues in excess of US$6 billion. TAQA is active across the entire energy value chain: power generation and water desalination, oil and gas exploration and production, and emerging and innovative technologies.
  • Group Vice President - Internal Audit with overall responsibility of Internal Audit for TAQA group.
  • Leads a six member global team of internal auditors across all businesses and reports into the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Direct, supervise, coordinate, and control internal audit activities to ensure that the strategic directions of Corporate Internal Audit are consistently achieved Establish continuous and systematic evaluation of adequacy and effectiveness of Risk Management and Corporate Governance Processes Develop Risk Assessments (design/review/finalize), allocate audit resources, develop/administer, and direct internal audit programs in accordance with established Audit Charter Report to management on findings, analysis, appraisals, and recommendations regarding the reviewed activities Develop qualified and skilled auditors to perform various types of activities.
  • Direct the preparation and review of Audit Committee quarterly meeting materials
  • Direct and oversee complex performance, financial, and compliance audit projects and analysis of business processes
  • Ensure conformance with acceptable quality control standards through the review of work products of individual audit projects
  • Communicate the results of audits via written reports and oral presentations to the Audit Committee and Executive Management
  • Perform audit or special reviews as assigned by the Audit Committee or the Executive Management
International Accounting Manager, 03/2001 to 03/2007
CMS EnterprisesCity, STATE,
  • A subsidiary of CMS Energy engaged in independent power generation in several states and international locations. CMS Energy is a listed company on NYSE.
  • International Accounting Supervisor coordinating four accountants and reporting to Director of Accounting.
  • Job involved review and analysis of financial statements, coordination with foreign locations and supervision of accountants working on the following international projects - Neyveli Power Plant, India, Taweelah and Shuweihat Power & Desalination Plants, United Arab Emirates, Jorf Lasfar Energy Company, Morocco, Takoradi Plant, Ghana, Jubail Energy Company, Saudi Arabia and their associated Operating & Investment companies.
  • Member of Internal Controls & Security team implementing SAP.
  • Review and supervision and analysis of accounting in Oracle database, monthly financial reports, incorporating US GAAP adjustments and interface with off shore based CMS entities.
  • Specialized in currency translation adjustments (FAS-52), derivative accounting (FAS-133), lease accounting (FAS-13) and accounting for income taxes (FAS-109).
  • •Management of commercial aspects of international projects. Analysis and active interaction to maximize long-term profitability by coordinating within CMS groups such as asset management, treasury, legal, financial analysts, technical accounting, tax and internal audit.
  • Review and analysis of quarterly earnings and cash forecasts for assigned projects. Liaison with independent and internal auditors for quarterly and annual audit requirements.
  • Accounting for consolidated projects as well as equity method investments.
  • Monthly review and sign off on account reconciliation database for over 250 General ledger accounts.
Deputy General Manager - Finance & Accounting, 07/1999 to 02/2001
CMS Operations & Maintenance Co. Pvt. LtdCity, STATE,
  • Finance & Accounting reporting to the Business Director with a dotted line reporting to the Controller based in Dearborn, Michigan.
  • Overall responsibility for accounting, controlling, financial planning & analysis, treasury, tax, audit and financial reporting.
  • Secondary responsibilities included asset management duties.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining accounting and finance department including establishing procedures and controls, hiring and training professional staff, and ensuring accuracy of financial records.
Asst. General Manger - Finance & Accounts, 02/1996 to 06/1999
Jegurupadu Operating & Maintenance CompanyCity, STATE,

•Responsible for all aspects of a Rs.160 million (US $ 4 million) Business Plan, accounting, payroll, taxes, billing, employee resources, contract administration, health and employee benefits and employee welfare.

•Responsible for implementing and maintaining accounting and finance department including establishing procedures and controls, hiring and training professional staff, and ensuring accuracy and timely preparation of financial records.

•Established standardized accounting procedures, cost accounting controls and revenue recognition models resulting in accurate and timely preparation of monthly financials.

•Implemented automated forecasting models providing management with accurate P&L data on an 18 month rolling basis.

•As part of executive leadership team, developed corporate vision, strategy, and core values to implement change to a more performance based management culture including compensation policies consistent with corporate goals and objectives.

Sr. Accounts Officer, 11/1986 to 02/1996
National Thermal Power Corporation Limited SouthCity, STATE,

Associate Member: , Expected in
Associate Member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - ,
Chartered Accountant: , Expected in
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India - ,
Bachelor of Commerce Degree: , Expected in
Osmania University - ,

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  • Associate Member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Osmania University
Job Titles Held:
  • Group Vice President - Internal Audit
  • International Accounting Manager
  • Deputy General Manager - Finance & Accounting
  • Asst. General Manger - Finance & Accounts
  • Sr. Accounts Officer
  • Associate Member
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree

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