Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Trusted accounting professional leader with a recent MBA, 20 years of progressive experiences including big 4 audit, management & consulting work. Currently, as a Senior Accounting Specialist for PNC Bank my focus is on financial capital reporting serving as the asset class lead for Securitization, Equity and Other Assets portfolio's. Broad regulatory changes like the Tailoring Rule, and CECL have revealed an ability to be an effective agent of change.

Education and Training
MBA: Innovation & Accounting, Expected in 2017
Philadelphia University - Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, Expected in 1996
Central State University - Wilberforce, OH,
Relevant Skills
  • Financial modeling & accurate forecasting
  • Problem solving and variance analysis
  • RWA close process
  • PNC Financial Governance Oversite (FGO) Training
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Conducting difficult conversations
  • PNC ethics training
  • Strategic and financial planning
  • Innovation & process improvement
  • Broad knowledge of US GAAP & financial reporting
  • PNC training in SOX
  • Data management
  • FGO Framework
  • Errors & omissions research/remediation
Relevant Professional Experience
Senior Accounting Specialist, 08/2017 to Current
Bd (Becton, Dickinson And Company)Los Angeles, CA,
  • Developed asset categorization matrix logic change to eliminate high risk manual adjustments to advance more timely and accurate risk weighting of exposures.
  • Worked across teams to analyze scope of systemic changes to regulatory environment on effectiveness of controls used in RWA process, and modify, test and document affected controls.
  • Using MS Access Database created automated process to generate adjustments to accurately risk weight PNC's Other Assets portfolio as mandated by Basel.
  • Counted on to lead and deliver multiple presentations to Office of the Comptroller of the Currency(OCC) for PNC's successful audit participation for Securitization Portfolio.
  • Participated in preparation and implementation of significant regulatory and accounting standards changes i.e. Final Rule of Basel 3, Tailoring Rule and CECIL.
  • Working with team to save millions by testing and rewriting upstream logic to migrate to less costly system to take advantage of sweeping simplification authored by the Tailoring Rule.
  • Lead team record breaking Employee Engagement activities.
  • Perform, maintain and evaluate important Finance Capital Liquidity and Reporting (FCLR) controls to insure compliance with byzantine banking regulatory standards.
  • Selected by FCLR management to lead Employee Engagement initiative to develop employees and strengthen corporate culture of FCLR team.
  • Prepares financial information for Earnings Release, 10K/10Q, 14Q, Pillar III, FRY-9C, FFIEC 101, and call report.
  • Performs reconciliations and analysis for Basel Reporting.
  • Participates in minority recruiting for Finance team.
  • Provides oversight for controls for internal and external auditors.
  • Completes month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing activities related to capital regulatory reporting.
  • Lead Asset Categorization, Wholesale and Securitization, and full group staff meetings.
  • Use advance knowledge of SQL to respond to inquiries from ETS, external auditors and FGO.
Accounting Manager/Financial Specialist, 08/2011 to 12/2015
AccentcarePalatine, IL,
  • Implemented & managed the accrual accounting process: Prepared and reviewed the balance sheet, net income, owner’s equity and cash flows statements as required by GAAP standards
  • Trained and developed people with no prior accounting education into strong bookkeepers
  • Initiated GAAP revenue recognition using percentage of completion, completed contract, WIP, etc.
  • Implemented job costing to optimize profitability by identifying jobs with highest margins.
  • Created cost benefit analysis of using temporary staffing vs. permanent employees leading to reduction of expense and lower risk profile.
Senior Financial Analyst, 10/2006 to 07/2011
LeidosBreckenridge, CO,
  • Accurately analyzed and recorded $500 million in contractual allowances, charity care, and bad debt with the associated account analysis by payor on a monthly basis.
  • Conducted monthly meetings with the CFO, AVP of the Revenue Cycle and the Business Office to present revenue, net accounts receivable and cash collection projections to explain significant variances.
  • Prepared models to estimate cash collections, days in A/R (monthly) and revenue predictive model (daily).
  • Reported revenue and receivables for state & federal grants for Tobacco and Disproportionate Share.
  • Communicated with auditors to give them comfort with revenue and net A/R financial reporting.
Financial Systems Analyst, 09/2003 to 06/2005
Allison TransmissionAuburn Hills, MI,
  • Prepared accruals, account analysis, budget to actual variance analysis, account reconciliations, inventory, allocations, budgeting and concurrent special projects.
  • Analyzed financial and statistical managerial reports timely.
  • Concurrent special projects included Hyperion Enterprise to Essbase Conversion, corporate restructure for GL and Hyperion, SOX 404 compliance projects, staff training and security access.
Financial Analyst/Accountant, 10/2000 to 05/2003
Avalara Inc.Anywhere, AK,
  • Tasked with accruals, account analysis, budget to actual variance analysis, account reconciliations, allocations, budgeting and special projects.
Consultant, 10/1997 to 10/2000
Roberthalf Management Consulting (2 Yrs.)City, STATE,
  • Helped assist a revenue recognition issue with a national bank
  • Performed due diligence comparative analysis for M&A clients
Auditor/Consultant, 10/1996 to 10/1997
Ernst & Young LLP (1 Yr.)City, STATE,
  • Supportedleaders by combining financial models as due diligence for mergers/acquisitions.
  • Modeled, mapped & documentedaccounting processes procedures noting material changes in auditwork papers.
Computer Skills
PeopleSoft, Hyperion Essbase, Oracle, HFM, SAP, SharePoint, OneDrive, Archer eGRC, Teradata, Axiom Client, Toad, expert in MS (Access, Excel, & PowerPoint).
Career Accomplishments
  • Reduced both count and impact of errors and omissions by 62% and 96% respectively.
  • Increased production responsibilities by 95% gaining exposure to Wholesale, Retail and Counter-party portfolios.
  • Successfully implemented changes to comply with Tailoring Rule provision to eliminate Advance Approach to RWA.
  • Resolved a revenue variance resulting in a $10,000,000 increase to revenue. 
  • Created analysis for the CFO leading to a $3,000,000 cut in bad debt expense.
  • Saved $6,700,000 by identifying and adjusting a prior year A/R valuation error (7% of Net A/R).
  • Automated a valuation model to book 300 million in contractual allowances.
  • Used analytical review procedures on 600 store P&L’s which resulted in $20,000,000 correction. 
  • Led MBA team to a top 10-percentile finish in a national strategic business simulation competition. 

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    School Attended

    • Philadelphia University
    • Central State University

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    • Senior Accounting Specialist
    • Accounting Manager/Financial Specialist
    • Senior Financial Analyst
    • Financial Systems Analyst
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    • Consultant
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    • MBA
    • Bachelor of Science

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