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Claire James

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Phone number: 555-555-5555


Business Assurance Supervisor seeking a position in finance and accounting.  Experience includes performing assurance engagements (audits, reviews, compilations, and consulting) and drafting financial statements.  A self-motivated professional who is recognized for strong client relations, efficiency and training staff. Client experiences in non-profit, city governments, tribal governments, tribal gaming entities, healthcare, automotive dealerships, employee benefits plans, and uniform guidance compliance.


01/2011 - 05/2013, Bachelors of Business Administration, Concentration Accounting, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, United States
  • Cumulative GPA 3.66
  • Member of Beta Alpha Psi - National Honors Fraternity for Financial Information Professionals 

Work experience

01/2019 - present, Supervising Senior, Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, LLC, Albuquerque
  • Assist and prepare monthly payroll and vacation accruals.
  • Preform monthly closing reconciliation.
  • Ensure that Federal and State payroll tax payments and filings are made accurately and timely.
  • Assist in the identification of key risk areas within a business and contribute to the forward audit plan.
  • Coach and counsel employees to ensure that each work process is carried out according to company policies.
  • Assist with the change management and process improvements of systems availability, functionality and performance.
  • Audit accounts for errors, misinformation, fraud and overspending.
  • Achieved time, cost and performance objectives by identifying possible deviations from the project baseline, and proposing preventative and corrective actions.
  • Confirm all project documentation is complete and in compliance.
  • Ensure project management standards are followed.
  • Maintained and improved client relationship while improving budget and schedule.
  • Experienced in non-profit 501c3 entity, state and local government, school districts, food distribution, technology companies, employee benefits plans, and uniform guidance compliance.
10/2017 - 12/2018, Audit Supervisor, Axiom CPA Firm, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Assist with changes schedule and budgets, ensuring that all changes are documented via the appropriate change control process.
  • Analyze, prepare, validate, and maintain cost estimates, detailed baseline budgets, work package agreements, and monthly cost variance reports.
  • Collaborate with managers and partners to develop the audit approach to manage and conclude audit issues, and advise the client on remediation.
  • Review the financial statement consolidation process for a commercial company.
  • Ensure that a best practice approach is taken an all audit work.
  • Perform and report on follow-up reviews of audit recommendations with management.
  • Developed a wide range of preliminary and final work papers, documentation to assist internal auditors.
  • Input all financial data transaction into the program (Tyler, Encode, and Quickbooks).
  • Coach and counsel employees to ensure that each work process is carried out according to company policies.
  • Implement training programs for new staff
  • Proposal writing, that help generate over $400,000 in revenue for the company
  • Verify and post all accounting entries, maintain timely and accurate information in the accounting system.
  • Explain complex accounting procedures and provide support to client service staff in managing their financials.
  • Lead a portfolio of audits, ensuring effective planning, execution reporting and clearance of audit work.
  • Experienced in non-profit 501c3 entity, state and local government, school districts, food distribution, technology companies, employee benefits plans, and uniform guidance compliance.
07/2015 - 10/2017, Senior Auditor, Moss Adams, LLP, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Successfully help to develop and implement internal controls over payroll that greatly reduced the risk of the misappropriation of client assets.
  • Managed audits and reviewed audit engagements from planning through completion, including client scheduling, budgeting, assisting staff on the engagement, conducting technical research, drafting financial statements and reports, and presenting results to management.
  • Assisted in staff training, interviewing and recruiting.
  • Served as a career adviser for two staff at any given time.
  • Communicated audit scope and issues to Senior Management.
  • Involved in the complete audit cycle: completing audit planning and risk analysis, internal control testing, substantive and analytical procedures, concluding and reporting audit findings/recommendations.
  • Prepared financial statements, and required disclosures to ensure that they are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and other regulatory requirements.
  • Cultivated and maintained positive audit relationships with clients.
  • Managed open and pending audit issues for audit team to ensure timely validation and closure.
  • Mentored and trained new auditors.
  • Presented final audit results/findings to clients including management and board of directors.
  • A strong understanding of government regulations over multiple industries.
  • Experienced in state and local government, higher education, school districts, finance institutions, dealerships, non-profits, technology companies, government contracting, hospitals and uniform guidance compliance.
07/2013 - 07/2015, Staff Auditor, Moss Adams, LLP, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Assessed control risk and identified, analyzed, and concluded upon the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Proficient in ProSystem Fx Engagement software, Thomas Reuters Checkpoint, Microsoft Office.
  • Assist the accounting staff in creating the financial statement.
  • Assisted audit year-end count of inventory
  • Assist in the development of presentations to clients and potential clients.


ProSystem Fx Trial Balance (AuditVision)
e-Smart Practice Aids
CCH Fixed Assets
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Powerpoint
Adobe Standard
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