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

Dynamic, self-motivated, highly qualified Accounting Professional with over 20 years of progressive accounting and auditing experience in both public accounting and manufacturing environments.    Skills that will immediately add value to your organization are extensive knowledge of accounting principles and reporting, project tracking, budgeting, variance analysis and collaboration with external auditors.

  • Customer Development Program Tracking
  • Capital Payback Analysis
  • Integral member of cross-functional teams
  • Budgeting
  • Variance analysis with recommendations
  • Process Improvement
  • Identification and Implementation of Internal Control Improvements
  • Experienced working with external auditors
  • Month End Close
Process Improvement
  • Critical implementation team member of QAD and SAP.  Led system set up of assigned areas, data migration and training of end users.
  • Developed tracking and reporting of Customer Development Projects, improving revenue recognition by one month.
  • Reduced month end and year end closing times by five days.
  • Implemented methodology to complete NAFTA testing and improve response time of customer certifications.
08/2010 to 08/2016
Import/Export Analyst Rockwell Automation, Inc. New York, NY,
  • Monitored and managed day-to day import and export operations, including communications with third party logistics providers, freight companies, customs brokers, suppliers and customers.
  • Completed  accurate, timely Country of Origin testing and documentation for 30 customers.
  • Supervised the execution of ordering, importing, receiving, storage and shipping of inter-company products in accordance with appropriate internal controls.
  • Identified ERP issues and implemented changes and corrections.
  • Analyzed inventory availability and carrying cost risks.
  • Extensive collaboration with external auditors for completing annual physical inventory.
  • Created physical inventory instructions and reports for management and external auditors review. 
  • Extensive cross-functional work with Engineering, Purchasing, Sales and Accounting Departments.
  • Facilitate Project Management to determine the most cost effective, timely way to obtain material.
05/1996 to 08/2010
Assistant Finance Manager Cheil New York, NY,
  • Consistently prepared accurate and timely P&L , Balance Sheet, Cash Flow and supplemental monthly and annual financial reports to Group Finance in accordance with IFRS.
  • Clear, concise monthly analysis of P&L actual versus budgeted results. 
  • Analyze cost of sales reports to identify unexpected gross margin performance and investigate root cause.
  • Assisted Managers in documenting payback analysis for capital requests submitted to  Group Finance.
  • Developed monthly  tracking report of Capital and Development Spending.  Monthly recommendations were made.
  • Coordination of and preparation of work papers for annual financial audit.
  • Monitored internal controls and ensured that financial spending had appropriate financial approvals before Purchase Orders were issued and  funds were released for tooling.
  • Monitored and audited development projects to accurately update profitability forecasts.
  • Prepared annual budget of fixed costs, payroll and related benefit costs and balance sheet.
  • Established Company credit policy and evaluated credit worthiness of new customers.
  • Led 5 member accounts receivable cross-functional team.
  • Corrected account discrepancies by analyzing ERP transactions and supporting documentation.
  • Executed accounts receivable and accounts payable reporting enhancements and reconciliation procedures.
  • Cash Forecasting for Auburn Hills location.
08/1991 to 05/1996
General Accountant Quantitech Wright-Patterson Afb, OH,
  • Systematically prepared documents and assembled financial statements for independent auditors.
  • Assisted Department Managers in payback analysis of capital requests.
  • Tracked all capital spending against approved capital requests.
  • Tracked customer development spending and worked with customer auditors upon program audits.
  • Analyzed costs and revenues to project future trends.
  • Supplied detailed tax documentation needed to submit accurate corporate returns.
  • Key contact with external tax (IRS and state) and insurance audits.
  • Collaborated extensively with auditors during preliminary and year-end audit processes.
  • Documented process flows and prepared financial data.
  • Audit adequacy of existing internal controls and recommended improvements.
  • Account Reconciliations, analysis of risks and preparation of accruals.
05/1988 to 08/1991
Auditor/In- Charge Accountant Coopers & Lybrand City, STATE,
  • Planned and executed operational audits of various business areas using risk-based audit methodology.
  • Audited financial reports in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Directed and educated junior team members on auditing techniques and documentation.
  • Tested the design and effectiveness of internal controls by completing walk-throughs of complex business processes.
Expected in
Bachelor of Arts: Economics and Managment
Albion College - Albion, Michigan
Carl A. Gerstacker Program in Professional Management
Emphasis in Accounting 
Summa Cum Laude
Varsity Volleyball

Volunteer Activities
German American Marksmanship Club, Auburn Hills MI - Treasurer 2015 and 2014
German American Marksmanship Club, Auburn Hills MI - Second Secretary 2013
Rochester Hills Little League - Assistant Coach / Team Statistics 2001-2008

QAD "Super User"
Analytical Analysis
Microsoft Office

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