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Jessica Kerns

Certified Public Accountant
Fredericksburg

Summary

Certified public accountant with over 11 years of experience in auditing and accounting ready to leverage background working with federal entities. Efficiency-driven and proactive with hardworking nature and strong attention to detail. Experience includes participating in Yellow Book audits, Single Audits, attestation engagements, and expertise serving as the Audit Liaison for the Department of State Financial Audit for 9 years. Additional experience performing compilations and preparing tax returns for both individual and NFP clients. Motivated to learn, grow, and excel with a great firm.

Overview

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1
Certification
11
11
years of professional experience

Work History

Manager

Clarke Leiper PLLC
2016-12 - Current
  • Served as the Audit Liaison for the Department of State Financial Audit from FY2012 - current.
  • Ensured that all audit requests were submitted, tracked, inventoried, and reported to all interested parties on a timely basis, and that all responses were properly approved for accuracy and completeness prior to submitting to the auditors. Maintained a request log of all audit requests and performed a reconciliation of the log on a weekly basis.
  • Conducted Engagement Quality Control Reviews of SOC1 reports from FY2018-FY2020.
  • Performed quarterly compilation/financial statement preparation engagements for a Not-for-Profit (NFP) client from FY2015-FY2020. Duties included entering journal entries into QuickBooks to produce financial account statements.
  • Prepared federal and state income tax returns for individuals and NFPs.

Senior Auditor

Clarke Leiper PLLC
2013-05 - 2016-12
  • Performed Agreed-Upon Procedures engagements for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) from FY2011-FY2017. Responsibilities included determining the accuracy and appropriateness of the proposed costs of Request For Proposal (RFP) contractor submissions.
  • Participated in Single Audits for NFP client from FY2013-FY2015.
  • Developed and implemented corrective actions to bring business areas in line with standards.

Staff Auditor

Clarke Leiper PLLC
2009-09 - 2013-04
  • Participated in Yellow Book audits for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (now known as the U.S. Agency for Global Media) from FY2009-FY2012 and for the US International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) from FY2010-FY2011.
  • Prepared working papers, reports and supporting documentation for audit findings.

Education

MBA - Accounting

University Of Mary Washington
2006-08 - 2008-12

Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology

University Of Virginia
1999-08 - 2003-05

Skills

MS Office

GAAP

GAAS

GAGAS

SSARS

SSAE

Additional Information

  • Active security clearance: Secret

Certification

Virginia State Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

2016-11

Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)

Software

QuickBooks

CCH ProSystems fx Tax

Yearli

Jessica KernsCertified Public Accountant