Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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An experienced finance and accounting business partner with reporting and planning tools expertise.  Results oriented team member focused on empowering decision makers with reporting and planning solutions.  Team development leader establishing finance team standard processes and training materials.


Forecasting and Planning

  • Initiated rolling forecast process consolidating to one set of planning templates to support budget and forecast.
  • Created a collaborative FP&A team to manage and create budget and forecast templates and grow FP&A skills. Increasing team bench strength and reducing business risk.


  • Global ERP conversions support.
  • Acquisitions ERP conversion support.
  • Project Lead for implementation of Blackline Continuous Accounting Platform.

Reporting & Standardization

  • Responsible for US standardized report collections.
  • Team lead for development of US business Finance Team SOPs.


  • Trained Canada and UK Finance teams during JDE ERP conversions
  • Trained US FP&A Team
  • Blackline trainer for US Finance team.
  • Acquisition support onboarding of 5 new Accounting Managers.
Senior Manager Reporting and Accounting, 01/2016 - Current
A Wireless Mankato, MN,
  • Evaluate financial and analysis reporting and process opportunities for the US business.
  • Establish agility and efficiency supported by unified reporting, business modeling and analysis tools.
  • Manage and communicate US Finance team IT development priorities.
  • Lead US Finance Standardization processes.
  • Finance lead for ERP development projects including global and acquisition conversions and new business processes.
Accounting Manager, 02/2006 - 01/2016
Current New York, NY,
  • Responsible for the accounting, financial analysis and reporting functions for 2 distribution centers with total budgeted revenue of $1.2 billion.
  • Month end close
  • Partnered with operations to manage Distribution Center moves.
  • Manage center forecasting and planning.
  • Engage management teams during the annual budget preparation.
  • Analyze and report operational cost impacts.
  • Support operations teams with ad hoc analysis and reporting.
  • Annual external audit, periodic external agency and periodic internal audits.)
  • Present  monthly and quarterly financial results for customer advisory committee and field supply chain business reviews.
  • Develop and implement budget templates and analysis reporting using HOST Analytics.
  • JDE ERP implementation teams for Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia-New Zealand
  • Prepare global accounting team JDE training materials and training for ERP conversions.
  • Advise on process development  and reporting requirements for global JDE, ERP conversion projects.
  • Initiated rolling forecast process implementation.
  • Established finance FP&A development and support team.
Senior Accountant, 2005 - 02/2006
Current East Cleveland, OH,
  • Implemented contract management processes for percentage of completion construction contracts.
  • Established efficient AR credit and collections processes.
  • Monthly bank account reconciliations.
  • Maintained and reconciled capital lease equipment accounts.
  • CIP accounting for new facility.
  • Advised on configuration for MAS 90 conversion.
Senior Accountant, 11/2002 - 11/2005
Abm Troy, MI,
  • Responsible for the accounting functions of 2 nonprofit companies including: accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
  • Financial analysis and reporting.
  • CIP accounting for new facility.
  • Developed and directed budget process.
  • Established finance policies and procedures to establish proper internal control.
  • Fixed asset management for $32 million dollar facility and nonprofit retail operations.
  • Project manager for selection and implementation of food service management and point of sale systems.
  • POS System staff training and support.
  • Prepared and filed federal, state and welfare tax exemption applications.
  • Responsible for property tax and sales and use tax filings.
  • Created cost pooling and allocation process for Management Company.
  • Coordinated annual external audit.
  • Reviewed  and audited financial statements and tax filings.
Accounting Supervisor, 06/2001 - 11/2002
Altice Usa Oakland, NJ,
  • Financial analysis and reporting.
  • Supervised and trained of 3 direct reports performing daily accounting functions including: accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, contract management.
  • Managed month end close process.
  • Completed monthly bank account reconciliations.
  • Collaborated extensively with auditors during preliminary and year-end audit processes and government agency audits.
  • Improved internal controls by developing Access cash receipts and deposits application.
  • Streamlined and enhance Budget process moving from linked Excel spreadsheets to an Access database application supporting more robust budget reporting.
Financial Analyst, 03/2000 - 05/2001
Center For Human Services City, STATE,
  • Financial analysis and reporting.
  • Coordinated preparation of annual budget model supporting 4 departments and up to 100 programs.
  • Developed polices and procedures to establish proper internal controls.
  • Monthly bank account reconciliation.
Masters of Business Administration: , Expected in
Saint Mary's College of California - Moraga, CA
Bachelor or Science: Business Administration Accounting, Expected in
California State University Stanislaus - Turlock, CA
Business Administration Accounting

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