Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Profile

Multi-disciplined tax professional skilled in providing tax services to a broad range of industries. Identifies opportunities and pursues challenges with energy, drive and a need for completion.

  • Proficient knowledge of valuation techniques and state laws
  • Accomplished in identifying and achieving tax reductions
  • Adept multi-tasker with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Skilled in managing complex valuation issues
  • Strong communication, negotiation and analytical skills
  • Dependable, motivated self-starter with strong work ethic
Senior Consultant - Property Tax Complex, 08/2013 - 04/2016
Ryan, Llc Charleston, SC,
  • Delivered valuation services to large publicly traded, national clients. Planned and conducted property tax compliance, assessment evaluation, appeal determination, tax accrual calculations and tax bill handling for real and business personal property portfolios.
  • Investigated tax laws, market research and client data. Formulated evidence for assessment reductions. Consulted with client on findings and made recommendations. Filed appeals and applications for abatements and exemptions. Attended board hearings and meetings with assessors. Coordinated client meetings, site tours and property tax audits.. Negotiated with assessors, client and outside counsel to settle issues.
  • Built /maintained client information in internal database. Compiled reports documenting services performed, appeal status, tax bills approved, tax accrual reconciliation and savings generated. Briefed client and management on results. Tracked tax savings and generated client billing. 
  • Cultivated relationships with clients, assessors and peers. Formulated prompt, accurate responses to internal and external requests. Achieved excellent client service ratings.
  • Accomplished tax savings in excess of $3.5M.  
Senior Auditor, 09/2010 - 02/2013
Metlife, Inc. Greenville, SC,
  • Executed business personal property audits of taxpayers for NC tax assessors.
  • Conducted on-site inspections of assessed property, interviewed taxpayer personnel, inspected taxpayer financial records and returns rendered. Reviewed local jurisdiction tax records.
  • Composed audit schedules and detailed letters summarizing the audit results.
  • Partnered with taxpayers, tax assessors and state tax officials to promptly resolve issues.
  • Finalized approximately 300 audits resulting in discoveries of under assessed value.
  • Presented jurisdiction position in appeal conferences before local tax boards and county assessors. 
Tax Associate, 01/2007 - 02/2010
Armanino Mckenna Certified Public Accountants & Consultants San Francisco, CA,
  • Performed quarterly / annual tax provision analysis and FAS 109 compliance for global operations. Analyzed financial statements of foreign/domestic entities, reviewed deferred tax items, calculated and booked tax provisions.
  • Designed analytics / memos for external auditors regarding rate changes and tax issues.
  • Completed a large volume of tax compliance that included federal consolidated, partnership, state (unitary, combined, and separate), controlled foreign corporation and foundation returns.
  • Researched and responded to ongoing federal and state audit inquiries.
  • Examined tax returns of approximately 135 subsidiaries over a 15 year period and calculated the earnings and profits of the corporation.
  • Performed tax compliance for all Canadian entities including consolidated and provincial returns (approximately 15 companies).
  • Resolved outstanding Canadian tax inquiries that generated refunds in excess of $5M
Income Tax Manager, 06/2006 - 01/2007
Academy Sports & Outdoors, Inc. Hammond, LA,
  • Managed the global tax provision analysis and FAS 109 compliance for financial reporting purposes.
  • Produced and filed the US federal consolidated, state income and franchise tax returns (approximately 35).
  • Supervised and directed the activities of tax contractors.
  • Assisted foreign controllers with audits, responded to all US tax inquiries. Interfaced with the legal, treasury, accounting business units, external auditors and outside consultants on tax issues.
  • Implemented tax software to achieve initial e-filing requirement of the US Federal Consolidated return.
TAX CONSULTANT, 04/2005 - 05/2006
Corteva, Inc. Newark, NJ,
  • Produced federal, state, franchise and consolidated tax returns for various legal entities included in the consolidated return.
  • Generated Canadian federal and provincial tax returns for Canadian entities. Oversaw Canadian tax issues and audits.  Implemented software used for Canadian returns.
Tax Professional, 2004 - 04/2005
H&R Block Dunwoody, GA,
  • Delivered tax consulting services to Fortune 100 and privately held corporations. Conducted client interviews, composed written narratives and designed flowcharts documenting tax processes for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Finance Tax Manager, 09/1993 - 11/2003
Anheuser-Busch Inbev Jonesboro, AR,
  • Managed taxes, audits and governmental reporting for the company and related entities. Ensured the data integrity and proper reporting for taxes, accounts payable, fixed assets, payroll and other general ledger functions. Supervised the fixed asset and accounts payable employees. 
  • Developed / implemented corporate policies and procedures to ensure accurate reporting for payroll, expense reporting, purchasing cards, freight and fixed assets which resulted in significant savings of processing and reporting time.
  • Managed and actively participated in various internal and external audits, including IRS, state income and franchise, sales and use and property tax resulting in no significant adjustments.
BSBA: Major: Accounting, Expected in
University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS

Certified Public Accountant    TX     License Number: 030481

Certified Public Accountant    NC     License Number: 020831

Member – Institute for Professionals in Taxation

Completed IAAO Course 500 – Assessment of Personal Property

Completed IAAO Course 551 – Valuation of Machinery / Equipment

Completed NCDOR Course  -  Personal Property Assessment

Completed Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) Property, Personal Property and Real Property Tax Schools.

Windows 8, Microsoft Office Suite, OneSource Property Tax, OneSource Research & Compliance Software, Checkpoint Learning

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