Senior Controller resume example with 14+ years of experience

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

• Financial Management professional, exceling in financial reporting with analysis •Ability to work with all organizational levels •Project Management •Experience in system conversions and related integration •Driven Professional Skilled Controller bringing 30 years of experience working with organizations. Proven leadership and success in leading teams in achieving financial goals. Accomplished in working with executive leaders to develop business, financial and growth strategies.

Work History
SENIOR CONTROLLER, 03/2018 to 03/2019
CascadesWarrenton, MO,
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of systems to manage the overall financial health of the Association •Proficient user of the Association’s accounting system and a leader in the use of the system to improve flow and timely completion of essential work.
  • Responsible for production of timely and accurate financial forecasting, annual budgets and financial statements to senior leadership, the Board, funders and other partners.
  • Responsible for implementing effective internal controls to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Oversee all annual audits, other government audits and company payroll activity.
  • Provide leadership in the development of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
  • Provide recommendations to enhance financial performance and business goals.
  • Work with human resources to identify cost-effective benefit plans and other fringe benefits with the goal of attracting and retaining qualified individuals.
Controller, 08/2009 to 04/2017
Austin Capital MetroAustin, TX,
  • The FFA Foundation helps to support the Future Farmers of America Organization.
  • Manages the general accounting, investment, insurance, cash, banking, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed asset, general ledger, financial systems and routine financial reporting.
  • Serves as business partner to the Executive Director, providing high-level financial reporting / compliance services and internal reporting, analysis, and advice.
  • Direct duties include general ledger reviews, cash and investment accounting, foundation budget process, endowment accounting, state and federal reporting and supervision of a staff of seven professionals.
  • Crafted a new monthly reporting system, including understandable financial statements for the Board of Directors and implemented a new fundraising system including bridging the system with accounting to cut data input in half.
  • Driving force behind documenting all key processes within the transaction team, and implementing a cross-training system to reduce hours spent and improve efficiency of the accounting staff.
  • Manages the relationship with the FFA investment advisor and financial reporting to state foundations investing in the pooled investment trust fund.
Controller, 05/2006 to 12/2008
Austin Capital MetroAustin, TX,
  • Music for All is one of the largest and most influential national music education organizations in support of active music making.
  • Tasked with maintaining the General Ledger for two not-for-profit entities and one for profit venture, including account reconciliations, journal entries, financial statement preparation.
  • Supervised 2 bookkeepers volunteers during events, coordinated external audits for the three entities and assisted the CFO in establishing policies and procedures for financial management of the company.
  • Prepared monthly, and annual payroll tax returns, and served on various cross functional committees.
Controller, 05/2002 to 05/2005
AvlLeonberg, DE,
  • Alpha Chi is a national women’s fraternity founded in 1885; currently there are 135 chapters and over 200,000 lifetime members.
  • Maintained the General Ledger for three not-for-profit entities as well as hired, trained and mentored a staff of three department managers and seven staff members.
  • Prepared and presented the overall budget for the organization, and trained managers and the Board of Directors how to read and interpret the information.
  • Prepared cash forecasts, managed external audits and prepared individual project and capital budgets.
  • Researched, crafted and implemented best practices for policies dealing with investments, cash management, internal controls and other financial standards and practices.
  • Other Roles: Corporate Accounting Manager, FinishMaster, Accounting Manager, NOVIA Underwriters.
Licensed Certified Public Accountant – Indiana: , Expected in 1992
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Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Expected in
  • Excel (Intermediate), Financial Edge, iMIS, Peoplesoft, JD Edwards, QuickBooks
  • General accounting, Supervision
  • Benefits
  • Budgets - Development and Administration
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Policies, Procedures and Processes
  • Financial Management
  • Operational improvements
  • Financial reporting - Statements and Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Human resources
  • Cash management
  • Payroll
  • Reporting - Ad Hoc and Routinee
  • Process improvement

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