Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
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Professional Summary

Resourceful Accounting professional with 8+ years designing efficient quality control procedures and maintaining sound internal controls. Natural born leader and excellent communicator. Experience working with CPA firms and federal agencies for yearly internal and external audits. Creative problem-solver with strong decision-making skills. Team player who works collaboratively across departments to communicate and implement accounting system strategies. Able to adapt to new situations and sudden changes in workflow. Flexible self-starter who welcomes additional duties and responsibilities. Organized, responsible worker with ability to juggle multiple projects and track record of completing projects in a timely manner.

  • Expertise in Great Plains
  • Expertise in Quickbooks Pro
  • Expertise in NetSuite
  • Expertise in Docuphase
  • Expertise in Smart Connect
  • Expertise in ADP, Paychex, and UKG
  • Expertise in Unanet & Oracle Financial
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Expertise in Excel
  • Expertise in NetBox
  • Elite V4.3.152
  • Sage 50(Peachtree)
  • General ledger accounting
  • GAAP proficiency
  • Financial Statement Review
  • Payroll Processing
Work History
08/XXX0 to Current SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Expedia | Massachusetts, MA,
  • Responsible for various aspects of day-to-day accounting operations related to analyzing accounting transactions, preparing and recording month-end journal entries for all facets of monthly close process
  • Assisting with monthly, quarterly, and annual close process and timely completion of deliverables according to close calendar, including preparation of journal entries in accordance with GAAP, preparation and presentation of account reconciliations, account analysis, and preparation, review, and presentation of stand-alone and consolidated financial statements within required timeline.
  • Preparing and completing monthly account reconciliations for assigned balance sheet accounts within closing schedule deadlines and resolve reconciling items.
  • Assisting with preparation of monthly and quarterly financial packages and KPIs for senior management and Board of Directors.
  • Assisting with technical accounting research of new accounting pronouncements and propose accounting treatment as it relates to SoundExchange, Inc. Document accounting treatment as applicable.
  • Assisting with technical accounting tasks related to purchase accounting, impairment, and other areas as assigned.
  • Supporting external interim and year-end compliance work such as but not limited to financial audit and reviewing audit schedules and reports as listed on PBCs.
  • Performing administrative functions in Company’s employee expense reporting system (Concur Online) and assist with training new employees as needed.
  • Identifying and implementing process improvements to increase efficiency and accuracy of underlying accounting records and accounting systems/applications and reduce time to close.
  • Responsible for maintaining integrity of accounting records as applicable in their role, financial reports generated from Company’s reporting tool, and adhering to Company’s internal controls, accounting policies, and procedures.
  • Engaging in various department and company-wide initiatives and complete/lead other ad hoc projects to support management reporting and analysis requirements.
  • Providing supervision to Staff and General Ledger Accountants.
  • Assisted HR and Finance team in transitioning from SyncHR to UKG through extensive training and one-on-one support.
  • Analyzed financial audit information and made recommendations to improve efficiencies.
11/2015 to 07/XXX0 SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Expedia | Tennessee, IL,
  • Oversaw implementation of new billing software to ensure seamless integration with current accounting program
  • Performed full accounting cycle from journal entries and month-end close procedures in accounting department to provide timelier financial reporting
  • Assisted quarterly financial packets including statements of cash flow, corporate balance sheet, statement of operations and allocation Reports
  • Reconciled all balance sheet accounts and analyzed their variances on monthly basis
  • Monitored both accounts payable and accounts receivable on bi weekly basis; identified errors and flaws; recommended corrective actions as necessary
  • Supported monthly general ledger closing activities, including preparing journal entries and reconciliations
  • Full maintenance of company general ledger, chart of accounts and all financial records
  • Assisted with biweekly payroll and performing payroll reconciliation on Monthly basis
  • Reviewed accounts, resolved coding areas and tracked recurring expenses for accrual entry.
  • Managed business licenses in multiple states and assisting in yearly tax and property reports at state and federal level on yearly basis
  • Managed annual financial audits with working directly with auditors as main contact of company and leading financial audit in timely manner by working closely with company team
  • Assisted executive management in preparing and editing internal control procedures after evaluating on quarterly basis
  • Reviewed accounting systems and services for efficacy and productivity; identified potential problem areas; recommended new controls and action items as needed
  • Cooperated with senior leaders to create operating budgets and initiate financial planning.
  • Developed and implemented effective inventory tracking procedures
  • Completed year-end closing processes with controllers and external auditors
  • Assisted with hiring, orienting and training of junior accountants and financial analysts
08/2013 to 08/2015 ACCOUNTANT Apache Corporation | Andrews, TX,
  • Prepared monthly receivable invoices using calculated complex billing charges in accordance with Governmental Contracts
  • Reviewed billing data from various sources to ensure that amounts and account numbers are accurate
  • Processed accounts payable: Issuing Payments To Subcontractors and other payables
  • Reconciled company's bank, payroll and credit card accounts
  • Processed Payroll Biweekly (By Unanet and QuickBooks )
  • Prepared month-end /Biweekly general ledger closing journal entries related to Payroll, Expense and Revenue Accounts
  • Prepared Yearly Cash Flow Statement and updating daily for budgeting purposes
  • Assisted and preparing financial reports for GSA and Internal Auditors to clarify accounting and related financial activities
  • Analyzed monthly balance sheet accounts for corporate reporting
  • Maintained integrity of general ledger, including chart of accounts
  • Prepared 1099 forms for subcontractors and other related vendors
  • Trained five new employees on accounting principles , payroll and company procedures
Expected in 2015 Accounting Career Studies Certificate | CPA Candidate NVCC, Annandale, VA, GPA:
Expected in 05/2013 Bachelor of Science | Finance, Economics George Mason University, Fairfax, VA GPA:

GPA: 3.2 , GPA: 3.5

  • Took over the 3 largest departments of the company and playing the main role in accounting team of accomplishing the 7 day close from 12 day Close.
  • Improved the reconciliations for the largest accounts to be more transparent and audit-ready with suitable back-ups and comments on the month to month basis
  • Improved the AP processing workflow to record the AP Accruals (largest accrual entry) on day 3 of close versus Day 8.
  • Handled and resolved the largest Number of reporting discrepancies in few weeks.
  • Worked directly with project managers and sub contractors to improve billing procedures on monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Improved the fixed assets recording and tracking both in purchasing and Account Department.
  • Created a efficient network for approval process across the company
  • Improved the accuracy and efficiency of employees reimbursement processing.
  • Performed tax methods applicable to business revenues and like-kind exchanges.(Sec. 179)
  • Prepared annual individual, corporate, trust, estate, gift and partnership tax returns.
  • Improved maintenance of annual business licenses.
  • Successfully resolved 85% of collections-related issues.
  • Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets.
  • Supervised team of multiple staff members of the different departments to work on a common goal.
  • Cut total of past due accounts from 35% to 9%.
  • Maintained a leadership that has resulted in completing annual. financial audits in the most efficient way.
  • Gained Knowledge of planning techniques, test and sampling methods involved in conducting audits.

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