Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Executive Profile

Accounting and Payroll Director offering outstanding presentation, communication and cross-cultural team management skills. High-energy, results-oriented leader with an entrepreneurial attitude.

Skill Highlights
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Project management
  • Self-motivated
  • Customer-oriented
  • Payroll implementation
  • Payroll management
  • Stock compensation administration
Core Accomplishments
  • Operations Management:
  • Handle all functions related to payroll, stock compensation, accounts payable, credit and collection and travel accounting.
  • Project Management:
  • Lead project to implement in house SAP payroll (1998) and the consolidation of an ADP payroll (due to corporate merger) into existing SAP payroll in 2014. Currently processing payroll for approximately 4,000 US based employees and expatriates.

Professional Experience
Sr. Director, 1997 - Current
Belle Tire Novi, MI,
  • Oversee all aspects of the operational accounting and system/process improvement functions within the corporate accounting department of a $2.0B corporation.
  • Supervise a staff of 25, including 3 supervisors.
  • Position reports directly to Corporate Controller.
  • Responsible for monthly and year-end close functions, biweekly US payroll preparation, stock compensation, accounts payable and credit & collection functions.
  • Interface directly with global payroll offices in the management of equity programs including RSU vestings and quarterly ESPP purchases
  • Cost projections and budget control for accounting and finance departments.
  • Provide weekly cash forecasting, budget input and financial analysis for collections and disbursement functions.
  • Served as Finance functional lead in the 2001 enterprise implementation of SAP software including, FI/CO, Payroll/HR (1998), Accounts Payable and Manufacturing modules.
  • Functional lead on SAP ESS implementation and subsequent upgrades for payroll time reporting and employee travel reporting.
  • Support corporate SEC filing requirements.
  • Responsible for annual audit of annual10K CD&A section and preparation of quarterly 10Q stock compensation footnote disclosures
  • 123R stock compensation reporting, including monthly expense reporting and quarterly Black Scholes valuation.
Manager, 01/1991 - 01/1997
Build-A-Bear Workshop Canton, OH,
  • Managed payroll and accounts payable departments.
  • Supervised a staff of 13, including one supervisor.
  • Responsible for month-end close process and year-end close.
  • Ensured all system feeders from accounts payable and payroll balance to general ledger postings.
  • Prepared journal entries for payroll general ledger posting.
  • Reconciled bank accounts.
  • Monitored and reported cash disbursements to management.
Payroll Supervisor, 01/1989 - 01/1991
Graco Inc. Arcadia, CA,
  • Oversaw in-house payroll process for corporate headquarters location.
  • Supervised a staff of three.
  • Responsible for the preparation of biweekly payroll for approximately 1200 employees, including timecard entry, paycheck preparation and distribution.
  • Payroll tax return and W-2 preparation.
  • Reconciliation of general ledger payroll accounts.
Senior Accountant, 01/1986 - 01/1989
Grubhub Rome, NY,
  • Oversaw the operation of an automated accounting system, including general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
  • Responsible for the preparation of all financial statements and account analysis.
  • Maintained all bank accounts and petty cash.
  • Assisted in the annual preparation of partnership tax returns.
Senior Accountant, 01/1983 - 01/1985
Wellpath Chestertown, MD,
  • Preparation of consolidated financial statements and detailed financial analysis, the preparation of forecast vs.
  • budget reports and assisting with the annual operating plan.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the corporate headquarters payroll and the consolidation of payroll tax returns for all domestic divisions.
  • Assisted internal audit manager during field audits.
  • Aided in the development of an in-house corporate consolidation system.
Staff Accountant, 01/1981 - 01/1983
Afl Dallas, TX,
  • Maintained general ledger, all bank accounts and petty cash.
  • Prepared monthly financial statements and bank reconciliation.
  • Responsible for accounts payable and payroll.
  • Monthly allocation of production income and losses to investors in oil and gas programs.
  • Assisted external accountants in the year-end preparation of partnership returns for oil and gas programs.
Internal Auditor, 01/1980 - 01/1981
Internal Revenue Service City, STATE,
  • Reviewed IRS records and functional procedures.
  • Audit tasks included the compilation of data, analysis work, verification of transactions and researching the IRM and other written procedures.
B.A: Accounting and Economics, Expected in June 1980
Mount Union College - Alliance, Ohio
GPA: cum laude
cum laude Accounting and Economics

accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, balance, bank reconciliation, budget, CD, consulting, Controller, credit, filing, Finance, financial analysis, financial statements, forecasting, Functional, general ledger, HR, ESS, enterprise, oil, Payroll, process improvement, project lead, reporting, researching, SAP, Sarbanes-Oxley, supervisor, tax, upgrades, written, year-end

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