Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
Executive Profile
A financial professional with strong research and analytical skills. Experienced at handling multiple projects with efficiency and in a timely manner. Seeking a position in the accounting field that allows me to utilize my experience and skills to the fullest extent.
Skill Highlights
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Core Accomplishments
Professional Experience
US Controller/General Manager, 07/2014 to Current
Avon RubberWhite Marsh, MD,
  • Responsible for overall management of the US Operations, Human Resources and Finance.
  • Supervise a team of 8 including HR manager and finance team.
  • Partner with CFO to establish annual corporate budget.
  • Analyze month-end results and provide supporting narrative to board.
  • Review and advise Sales team on revenue forecast on a weekly basis.
  • Liaise with colleagues in the UK office to facilitate intercompany transactions.
  • Review and approve payroll and all journal entries.
  • Authorize and sign vendor checks.
  • Review all month to month balance sheet and P&L movement.
  • Prepare and issue all year-end 1099's to vendors.
  • Partner with external accountants for all tax filings.
  • Supervise all day to day accounting functions to ensure GAAP compliance.
  • Review and approve all client invoicing to ensure contract compliance.
  • Review, negotiate and approve all legal contracts and documents including RFP's MSA's and SOW's.
  • Attend monthly financial meetings on all accounts.
  • Supervise HR management and host weekly catch-ups on HR matters.
  • Supervise Office Manager and host bi-weekly reviews on operational needs.
  • Developed and implemented new HR employee manual for the US office.
US Financial Controller, 10/2015 to 08/2015
Austin Capital MetroAustin, TX,
  • Partner with Managing Director to establish full year corporate budget.
  • Analyze and prepare month-end and quarterly financial results for presentation to parent company.
  • Prepare and revise revenue forecast on a weekly basis.
  • Review all month to month balance sheet and P&L movement.
  • Review and approve all journal entries.
  • Prepare monthly variance on actuals vs forecast.
  • Supervise all day to day accounting functions to ensure GAAP compliance.
  • Coordinate year-end close and partner with external auditors.
  • Review and approve client invoicing to ensure contract compliance.
  • Host monthly financial meetings with Account Directors.
  • Manage cash flow daily with weekly reporting to parent company.
  • Main point of contact for client procurement as central source for negotiating all MSA's and SOW's.
  • Developed and implemented policies and procedures manual for the organization.
Controller, 09/2015 to 09/2015
Austin Capital MetroAustin, TX,
  • Prepared monthly financial statements and all supplementary schedules.
  • Prepared and monitored annual budget and monthly re-forecasts.
  • Reviewed balance sheet and P &L accounts and review and approve all journal entries.
  • Prepared variance analyses of actual vs.
  • forecasted budget monthly.
  • Coordinated monthly and year-end closing.
  • Hosted monthly billing meetings with account groups.
  • Reviewed and approved all media billing.
  • Managed all client MSA's and SOW's.
  • Reviewed and negotiated contracts with prospective clients.
  • Prepared monthly P&L's for all clients.
  • Reviewed and approved all vendor invoices for payment.
  • Prepared bi-weekly payroll.
  • Developed and implemented "best practices" for finance department.
  • Supervised A/P and monitor A/R collections.
  • Supervised all day to day accounting functions and ensure compliance to GAAP.
  • Supervised cash management on a daily basis and report cash position to management.
Controller, 04/2006 to 08/2010
Cushman & Wakefield IncDallas, TX,
  • Prepared monthly financial statements, supplementary and quarterly schedules for reporting.
  • Ensured accuracy of reported financial statements in the G/L, DDS and Hyperion are in accordance with GAAP.
  • Managed a staff of four accountants.
  • Reviewed and negotiated contracts with client procurement.
  • Reviewed and approved media and production billing.
  • Hosted monthly billing meetings with account groups.
  • Coordinated internal and external audits.
  • Ensured Sarbanes Oxley testing is completed on timely basis.
  • Prepared and submitted various tax returns on a timely basis.
  • Developed and prepare annual budget and quarterly re-forecasts.
  • Reviewed and approved all intercompany billing and reconciliations.
  • Reviewed all balance sheet and P&L accounts analyses/ reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Reviewed and approve closing journal entries.
  • Reviewed work in progress on a monthly basis.
  • Prepared monthly P&L's for all clients.
  • Reviewed and approve all vendor invoices for payment.
  • Responsible for all day to day accounting functions as well as month and year end close.
Client Accounting Manager, 01/1 to 05/2015
Accuweather.ComState College, PA,
  • Managed eight client accounting coordinators.
  • Oversaw the billing of over 20 clients (Revenue $60M).
  • Reviewed financial aspects of client contracts and prepare and maintain billing schedule.
  • Communicated and met with Account Groups on a regular basis.
  • Ensured the timely recording of income.
  • Ensured that Client Accounting Coordinators are billing in accordance with the contract terms outlined for each client.
  • Reviewed and follow up on aged receivables.
  • Reviewed client invoicing by Client Accounting Coordinators.
  • Analyzed income accruals and hours for monthly sales.
  • Prepared sales and forecasting reports for month end close.
Assistant Controller, 07/1999 to 03/2000
Cushman & Wakefield IncKansas City, MO,
  • Responsible for cash management, A/R, A/P and G/L.
  • Prepared all monthly closing statements and reports.
  • Entered and prepared journal entries.
Sr. Client Accountant, 08/1997 to 07/1999
22SquaredAtlanta, GA,
  • Assisted with setting up budgets for media buyers and planners.
  • Responsible for billing spot, network and print media for clients monthly.
  • Received and disbursed payments for all media vendors.
Assistant Media Buyer, 11/1996 to 08/1997
Young & RubicamCity, STATE,
  • Resolved, matched and paid Buyer's discrepancies.
  • Received and input make-goods.
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Expected in May 1996
Hunter College - New York, NY
Accounting Volunteered for several not-for profit organizations including: Bed-Stuy Family Health Ctr. , Brooklyn Evolution Development Corp and Steinway Family Services.

Citrix, DDS, CODA, Great Plains, Hyperion, Invoicing, MAS 90, Ms Excel, Ms Word, Peachtree, and Quickbooks.

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