Jessica Claire
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Tax director at public accounting firm with over 12 years of public accounting tax experience with extensive technical knowledge of REITs, partnerships, corporations and related M&A activities. Knowledge of many best practices utilized by public and private real estate, management, health care, hedge fund and private equity companies. Extensive experience managing and teaching others in a fast-paced learning environment with high performance expectations.

Key Accomplishments
  • Direct consultation and compliance experience with REIT taxation and REIT conversions involving commercial real estate, cell towers, billboards and document storage industries.
  • Experience with high net-worth individuals including modeling for potential transactions, estimating taxable income for extensions and quarterly estimates. Experience with trusts, estates and family partnerships.
  • Reviewed and audited ASC 740 (FAS 109) calculations for a multi-national corporation including reporting on a GAAP and IFRS basis.
  • Detailed review and consultation in connection with hedge fund and private equity activity including swaps, TIPs, PFICs, straddles and wash sales.
  • Extensive involvement in real estate partnership transactions including 721/351 contributions, like-kind exchanges, 704(c) allocations, tenant in common arrangements and debt allocations.
  • 2 year rotation to PwC's in National Tax office in Washington, DC working with several groups including IRS Controversy & Dispute Resolution, Legislative and Regulatory Services and the Partnership Transaction Group.
  • International real estate investment experience and reporting to US investors with respect to a UK fund's investments which include CFCs, PFICs and foreign structuring considerations.
  • Authored many technical memoranda including several nationally distributed alerts and insights.
Tax Director/Tax Manager/Senior Associate/Associate, 2002 - Current
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP City, STATE,
  • Manages partner team of 10 people to ensure client deadlines are met, staff developed professionally, and efficiencies are achieved. Current annual revenue managed exceeds $3.5 million.
  • Successfully multi-task many tax consulting and compliance projects simultaneously and demonstrates the ability to prioritize workload.
  • Achieved status as a tax technical leader within the real estate team and financial services department.
  • Participated in 2 year "tour of duty" at PwC's national tax office in Washington, DC.
  • Developed a wide range of client experiences crossing many industries through pro-activeness and intellectual curiosity.
  • Evaluates staff semi-annually and acts as a mentor to many members of my team.
  • Develops content for, and instructed at local and national PwC tax conferences.
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Expected in 2002
Northeastern University - Boston, MA
  • Graduated with Honors
  • Internships included PwC (twice) and Boston Properties, Inc.
  • National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents
  • Treasurer of The Needham Community Development Company

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