senior accountant mortgage accounting resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - - -

Seasoned and motivated senior accounting professional with 15 years of experience as a trusted advisor assisting companies with financial analysis, reporting, account reconciliations, and strategic planning. Proven leader in the accounting profession influencing and driving initiatives impacting financial reporting and fiscal accuracies. Highly skilled in generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and managerial practices and procedures.

  • Team leadership
  • Financial administration
  • Revenue generation
  • Strategic planning
  • Staff development/training
  • Fiscal report generation
  • Reduced MF Operations balance sheet account reconciliation from 153 to 53 monthly reconciliations.
  • Eliminated the maintenance of 2 account reconciliation monitoring application to one.
  • Developed new reports Bond Credit Enhancement group to support and maintain the monthly fee receivables, bond redemptions and deal extensions.
02/2006 to Current
Senior Accountant, Mortgage Accounting Arch Capital Group Ltd. Latham, NY,
  • Compile, review, analyze, and record Multifamily (MF) Operations financial transactions using PeopleSoft General Ledger.
  • Reconcile and prepare monthly balance sheet and income account reconciliations using PeopleSoft Reconciliation Monitoring Tool (RMT).
  • Research and resolve all discrepancies with business units.
  • Create and maintain procedures and journal entry memos for the Operational Accounting team.
  • Prepared monthly, quarterly and annual MF Operations financial statements and analyze and explain fluctuations.
  • Developed and designed reports for departmental use.
  • Assist in user acceptance testing.
  • Balance and review reports prepared by Data and Technology team.
  • Execute and manage timely and accurate transactions.
  • Identify control weaknesses, communicate to management, and operate in a lead capacity in making remedial changes to tighten and enhance controls and mitigate risk.
  • Provide requested information to auditors, consultants, and others business groups as needed.
  • Monitor and manage MF Operations SOX-XL EUC workflow and complete all quarterly/yearly EUC audit review request.
  • Create queries using Financial Reporting Business (FRC) Business Objects to support disclosures, reconciliations and other monthly processes.
02/1998 to 07/2006
Senior Accountant, Statutory Accounting GEICO City, STATE,
  • Prepared and managed the monthly, quarterly and annual financials for GEICO Corporation with over $15B in assets and $400M in annual revenues.
  • Performed a monthly accounting cycle using PeopleSoft Financial, Accounts Payable and Cash Management system to complete journal entries, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and inter-company transactions.
  • Analyzed payment history of various monthly expenses and prepared and input accrual journal entries into PeopleSoft general ledger system.
  • Reconciled balance sheet accounts and coordinated with regional offices to resolve discrepancies.
  • Prepared complex manual and automated bank reconciliations and research reconciling items.
  • Evaluated and analyzed established policies and procedures for effectiveness; recommend appropriate changes and write new procedures.
  • Budgeted and forecast for various regions using TM1 budgeting system.
  • Prepared, analyze and explain fluctuations of GEICO financial statements, profit and loss variance reports and other related reports.
  • Coordinated Quality Improvement for Controller Department; responsible for maintaining the Quality Improvement System, processed and reviewed all submitted quality ideas, and assisted with the implementation of improvements for department.
  • Developed and designed the department’s general ledger procedure manual.
  • Assisted with Sarbanes Oxley documentation and implemented new changes for compliance with Sarbanes Oxley guidelines.
  • Prepared monthly, quarterly and annual premium tax returns for assigned states.
  • Balanced and reviewed reports prepared by Data Processing and Actuarial Department for various states
  • Evaluated and entered all capital improvement expenditures to Fix Asset database and ensured capitalization are in accordance with GAAP and Statutory requirements.
  • Served as Disaster Recovery Plan Coordinator for Controller Department and maintained individual planning center Disaster Recovery Plan
09/1996 to 04/1998
Staff Accountant, Investment Accounting GEICO City, STATE,
  • Performed portfolio analysis of investments for parent company and its subsidiaries.
  • Managed investment transactions for assigned company to ensure timely and accurate recording of dividends, income, pay-downs and maturities.
  • Downloaded, imported, and reconciled daily investments transactions involving mortgage- backed securities, bonds and stocks into Portfolio Asset Management system.
  • Monitored daily dividend manual and updated accounting system to reflect declared dividends, rate changes, stock splits, payment dates and income.
  • Prepared various monthly, quarterly and annual reports in accordance with insurance regulators.
  • Collaborated with programmers to test and troubleshoot upgrades and new releases to Portfolio Asset Management system.
Expected in 1996 to to
Bachelor of Science: Accounting
University of Maryland R.H. Smith School of Business - College Park, MD

Desktop Applications: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Access), Business Intelligent (BI) Tools Business Objects Reporting Application (query and ad-hoc reports) and SOX-XL (Workflow and EUC Maintenance).

Financial Applications: PeopleSoft (AP, AR, Nvision Reports and Query), Princeton Portfolio Asset Management, TM1 Budgeting and Forecasting System.

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School Attended

  • University of Maryland R.H. Smith School of Business

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Accountant, Mortgage Accounting
  • Senior Accountant, Statutory Accounting
  • Staff Accountant, Investment Accounting


  • Bachelor of Science

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