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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Attentive and diligent CPA with 5 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors. With public accounting, it has laid the foundation for understanding the environments, processes and metrics that must be in place to help build and maintain a strong organization. Now having time in the private sector, this foundation has been used to help revamp and grow an organization's processes from the ground level.

Skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills - very comfortable in speaking with all personnel levels across organization, associates to executives
  • Skilled at leading teams and managing staff to help drive targeted quality and results
  • Adept in project planning, budgeting & forecasting as well as in analysis of risk assessment
  • Proficient understanding of organizational process cycles and organization's control environments
  • Considerable experience aiding organization's through accounting pronouncement implementations; most notably Topics 606 (revenue recognition) and 842 (leases)
  • Experienced in preparation and review of organization's financial statements and related footnote disclosures
  • Highly trained in Oracle ERP and Hyperion Financial Management software systems along with Salesforce CRM platform
Work History
09/2020 to Current Revenue Accountant Elior | Washington, PA,
  • Responsible for month, quarter and year-end reporting and analysis of content revenue, direct costs and associated reporting deliverables across eight different financial entities
  • Perform monthly revenue and cost margin presentation to senior management and generate actionable plans to ensure errors in revenue recognition and cost are corrected timely
  • Direct contact for internal and external auditors to support requests for financial statement audit
  • Oversaw cost of sales review within Procure-to-pay (P2P) cycle in which over $1 million in previously recognized monthly accrued cost was removed
  • Aided in creation of newly implemented department processes and controls that cut monthly financial close cycle from eight to five business days
01/2019 to 04/2020 Senior Audit Associate Bkd, Llp | Decatur, IL,
  • Worked audit engagements for wide variety of industries, including state & local government (healthcare) and privately-held (M&D, technology, private equity) sectors
  • Completed all phases of audit engagements, including planning, risk assessment, budgeting, fieldwork, preparation of audit reports and communication of findings
  • Responsible for ensuring engagements run smoothly in fieldwork to meet agreed upon timetables and labor hour budgets
  • Supervised and trained audit staff and student interns in understanding of testing purpose and how to professionally manage client interactions
  • Awarded BKD Wow! Award for identifying inefficiency within audit area and improving testing procedures around associated risks
01/2017 to 12/2018 Audit Associate Baker Hughes Company | Fort Worth, TX,
  • Interacted with key client management across multiple departments to gather information, resolve audit-related problems and make recommendations for business and process improvements
  • Identified control gaps in processes, procedures and systems through in-depth research and assessment and suggested methods for improvement.
  • Performed extensive assessments of accounts, including payables and receivables, equity, debt and revenue to verify accuracy in financial reports.
Education
Expected in 05/2016 Master of Science | Accountancy University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS GPA:
  • Master's GPA: 3.80
  • Participant in the Becker CPA FastPass program held in conjunction with the University's Masters Program
Expected in 12/2014 Bachelor of Science | Accounting And Business Management University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS GPA:
  • Overall GPA: 3.80, Accounting Major GPA: 4.00, Management Major GPA: 3.66
  • Selected to BKD spring internship program in which interns worked within the Audit and Tax practices of the firm
  • Member of Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Fraternity where students were provided numerous volunteering opportunities and attended presentations by professionals in the accounting field
  • Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Received the Innes Plumber Memorial Scholarship in Business award
Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant (Colorado and Missouri)
Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Colorado Society of CPAs
  • Missouri Society of CPAs
Additional Information
  • Books centered around personal finance as well as review of an organization's finances
  • Local real estate investment groups

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