Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Dependable accounting professional looking to obtain a challenging position in a diverse company with the opportunity to learn new skills. Highly analytical, deadline-driven, with ability to complete accounting activities accurately and timely. Experienced in Bookkeeping, Accounts Payable, and Individual Income Tax Return preparation . Competent in payroll processing, navigating payroll software, data entry, and information analysis. Enthusiastic about streamlining operations and increasing efficiency.

  • Bookkeeping and Tax Preparation experience
  • Familiar with US GAAP Principles
  • Experience with Sage 50 and Quickbooks
  • Experience using People Soft Software
  • Proficient in navigating and operating Workforce Now payroll system
  • Resourceful in the completion of projects and effective at multitasking
  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Superior attention to detail and accurate
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Payroll processing and audit proficient
  • Highly analytical and creative problem solver
  • Successful at building lasting relationships and trust with clients.
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent (in Texas)
Work History
05/2022 to Current Staff Tax Accountant 365 Retail Markets | Kansas, IL,
  • Performed 401K audit procedures. Prepared proper documentation of work performed, findings, and exceptions.
  • Produced and reviewed audit reports and audit programs for submission to Audit Supervisor or Partner, and advised audit recommendations.
  • Followed established auditing processes to meet internal and regulatory requirements.
  • Analyzed data and findings to prepare documents detailing financial information.
  • Utilized excel spreadsheets to track, interpret and communicate data.
  • Prepared working papers, reports and supporting documentation for audit findings.
06/2021 to 01/2022 Accounting Specialist Bergankdv | Bloomington, MN,
  • Managed Accounts Payable for the City of El Paso's Street Department and Land Management Department.
  • Used People Soft Software to accurately manage over 100 vendor accounts, collectively worth over 1 million dollars. Reviewed account documentation and contracts, to rectify issues. Contacted vendors about account changes.
  • Entered financial data into company accounting database for verification and reconciliation, maintaining accurate and current accounts at all times.
  • Processed invoices and journal entries with efficiency and accuracy, resulting in decreased discrepancies.
  • Organized budget documentation and tracked expenses to maintain tight business controls.
  • Identified and suggested remedies for areas of improvement based on reports and analysis.
  • Reviewed vendor invoices for appropriate documentation and validity prior to payment. Submitted invoices based upon established accounts payable schedules and terms.
  • Maintained good working relationships with vendors and resolved disputes.
  • Applied mathematical abilities on daily basis to calculate and check figures in all areas of accounting systems.
09/2019 to 05/2020 Tax Staff Amita Health | Chicago, IL,
  • Prepared Federal and State Income Tax Returns for individuals, and proactively researched tax issues related to projects.
  • Examined accounts and records and computed tax returns according to prescribed rates, laws and regulations.
  • Reviewed clients tax filing papers thoroughly to determine eligibility for additional tax credits or deductions.
  • Prepared Form 1099 for our clients recipients.
  • Managed and updated clients' personal and business Quickbooks accounting system, and maintained integrity of general ledger and chart of accounts.
  • Recorded journal entries in Quickbooks software, and classified financial transactions and events in accordance with accounting principles.
  • Complied with all established policies and performed bank reconciliations, to generate accurate financial statements.
  • Analyzed financial reports, reviewed account balances, and identified variances to reduce financial inconsistencies.
  • Upheld strict confidentiality protocols with all client details and tax return information.
09/2017 to 06/2019 Payroll Processor Guess?, Inc. | Las Vegas, NV,
  • Calculated salaries, rate changes, retroactive adjustments, overtime, bonuses, vacation, termination and garnishment's using Excel and Workforce Now System. Processed benefit, medical, vision, 401K, sick, and vacation payouts to new hires and terminated employees.
  • Performed a series of complex, extensive audits to ensure each payroll preview sent out to the client was pristine and error free.
  • Provided our clients with "Best Practices" to ensure they remained compliant with federal laws and regulations.
  • Independently maintained 100% accuracy in transferring correct data from payroll spreadsheets onto Workforce Now system.
  • Processed payrolls on both Bi-Weekly and Semi-Monthly basis for thousands of employees nationally.
  • Researched topics and completed due diligence to resolve payroll inquiries/concerns in timely and knowledgeable manner.
  • Trained new employees on payroll processing responsibilities and company procedures.
  • Prepared payroll audit presentation for senior management and colleagues using Microsoft software and new company technology.
  • Maintained employee confidence and protected payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
12/2016 to 06/2017 Tax & Accounting Internship Guess | City, STATE,

Tax Preparation

  • Prepared tax returns, and extensions for various types of organizations and entities, including individuals.
  • Thoroughly reviewed clients tax filing paperwork to determine eligibility for additional tax credits or deductions, as well as proactively corrected any discrepancies.
  • Interviewed clients to collect information and gather necessary documentation prior to preparing tax returns.
  • Proactively researched tax issues.
  • Maintained complete records of client tax returns and supporting documentation in secure areas.

Bookkeeping and Financial Reporting

  • Aligned all financial activity with GAAP regulations.
  • Maintained integrity of the General Ledger, including the Chart of Accounts.
  • Entered financial data into accounting database software to be verified and reconciled.
  • Reconciled company bank, credit card, and line of credit accounts.
  • Streamlined bookkeeping procedures to increase efficiency and productivity.
Expected in 2019 Bachelor of Business Administration | ACCOUNTING The University of Texas At El Paso, El Paso, TX GPA:
Expected in 2015 Associates | Business Administration El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX GPA:
Expected in 05/2022 Real Estate License | Real Estate Academy of Real Estate , , GPA:

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School Attended

  • The University of Texas At El Paso
  • El Paso Community College
  • Academy of Real Estate

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