senior vice president director of accounting operations resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Executive Profile
CPA and MBA with Big 4 Public accounting and Fortune 500 industry experience who has demonstrated capabilities in leadership, collaboration, communication, organization, prioritization, and process improvement to build relationships that drive meaningful results in the organization.
Skill Highlights
  • CPA Certification
  • Big 4 public accounting experience
  • Industry experience at Fortune 500 companies
  • Budget forecasting expertise
  • Shared service expertise
  • PeopleSoft knowledge
  • SAP, Ecometry, DocFinity
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Project management
  • Process implementation
  • SOX Compliance
  • Staff leadership and development
  • Complex problem solving
  • Strong organizational skills
  • General ledger accounting

Professional Experience
Senior Vice President, Director of Accounting Operations, 02/2014 - 05/2016
Gamestop Corp. Joliet, IL,
  • Oversaw a growing shared service accounting department of 36 employees that served 14 companies within Omnicom (NYSE: OMC), parent company of Fleishman-Hillard 
  • Managed accounting operations, accounting close, account reporting and reconciliations.
  • Evaluated accounting requirements during discovery meetings with potential clients
  • Assisted with the implementation of PeopleSoft to new clients and managed the transition for new clients utilizing the accounting shared services platform
  • Primary liaison between client and multiple internal groups to ensure clarity of goals and quality and adherence to deadlines.
  • Assisted clients in the creation of vendor contracts for outside vendors and timing of billing to clients for the vendor's services.
  • Led modeling and planning used to forecast expense for the shared service group and determine pricing to clients.
  • Coached and mentored 36 staff members by offering constructive feedback and taking interest in their long-term career growth.
  • Approved expense reports at CFO level, signed checks, released ACH/EFT and wire payments - approximately 50k payments in 2015.
Senior Vice President, International Financial Liaison, 09/2010 - 02/2014
Lockheed Martin Little Rock Air Force Base, AR,
  • Responsible for US GAAP accounting and consolidation for 33 international offices in Asia, Europe and Latin America
  • Responsible for budgeting, forecasting, headcount, intercompany charges, allocations, restricted stock reporting, dividends
  • Responsible for reporting and analysis of KPI's including: headcount, utilization, write-offs and capacity
  • Diplomatically coordinated deadlines and workflow with International finance teams to ensure US reporting deadlines and requirements were met
  • Ensured statutory audits, SOX testing and local tax returns were completed
  • Managed 4 direct reports.
Director of Finance, 02/2010 - 08/2010
Adyen New York, NY,
  • Analyzed pricing and sales for new tea blends and ventures with targeted companies
  • Negotiated and reviewed business contracts with vendors and for direct marketing of catalogs.
  • Created and updated model to evaluate impact of changing the company health plans and the effect on the price to employees and the company.  
  • Implemented & monitored inventory controls to reduce waste
Regional Finance Manager, North America/Caribbean, 09/2009 - 01/2010
Metlife, Inc. Houston, TX,
  • Responsible for all aspects of accounting and finance for the region, including: journal entries, reserves, percent complete take ups, asset valuation, inventory counts, A/R management, outlooks, sales forecasts, plan, strategic plan, third party financing, cash needs forecasts, trending, and variance analysis.
  • Responsible for real estate, self audits and coordination with internal and external audit, finance training, documentation and enforcement of work processes, maintenance of approval matrix, tax and labor research on entrance to new countries and exit from existing countries.
  • Managed 4 direct reports and their staff.
Senior Financial Analyst, 09/2007 - 09/2009
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) City, STATE,
  • Consolidated monthly financial reporting and management analysis for the five subsidiary companies that rolled up to Fluor Global Services.
  • Performed analysis for special projects including buy vs.
  • lease scenarios, equity valuation models, external financing models, etc.
  • Prepared the monthly financial package and supporting documentation to be presented to the Fluor Corporate Executives.
Internal Auditor, 04/2006 - 08/2007
Advance America City, STATE,
  • Planned and scoped the procedures for compliance with the SOX 404 and 302 requirements.
  • Performed testing of controls and substantive procedures related to Sarbanes Oxley Compliance.
  • Assisted process owners in developing controls when implementing new systems or processes as they related to financial reporting.
Senior Associate, 09/2003 - 03/2006
  • Conducted annual audits and quarterly reviews for clients.
  • Performed substantive testing and tests of operating effectiveness over controls as required by SOX 404 legislation and the PCAOB.
  • Coordinated testing with firm specialists in Tax and Information Systems.
  • Primary clients: Sprint, Bushnell, Springfield City Utilities
  • Supervised and trained first and second year associates in preparing work-papers to document testing of controls and financial statements.
MBA: Accounting, Expected in
Missouri State University - Springfield, MO
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Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Expected in
Missouri State University - Springfield, MO
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Certified Professional Accountant licensed in Missouri (active status),
accounting, financial analysis,communication, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, accruals, billing, budgeting, capital expenditures, financial reporting, forecasting, PeopleSoft, International accounting, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, process improvement, controls, communication, presentations, mentoring, people development, SAP, SOX testing, shared service, variance analysis, reduce waste, workflow documentation.

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School Attended

  • Missouri State University
  • Missouri State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Vice President, Director of Accounting Operations
  • Senior Vice President, International Financial Liaison
  • Director of Finance
  • Regional Finance Manager, North America/Caribbean
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Internal Auditor
  • Senior Associate


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science

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