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On Building Rapport Quickly

I worked on a short-term project to assist in the client’s year-end audit and help catch them up on SEC filings, since the company had been dormant for the past year. My client contact was new to the company and didn’t have much historical company knowledge. He also had been working extended hours to get the company SEC compliant.

In the eight weeks I was deployed, we were able to complete the audit on time and not only file the 10K, but also the first quarter 10Q one week later to finally get the client compliant with the SEC for the first time in well over a year. I was happy to be able to contribute to the process and alleviate the client’s stress in getting this done on time, as he could not have completed it in a timely manner by himself. 

I was able to quickly build rapport and work together with him and his team to overcome the obstacles and meet the deadlines. This deployment is a perfect example of how you don’t need years to develop rapport to successfully bring a project over the finish line; it is possible to make a big impact in a short amount of time. It was professionally satisfying to be able to bring back work-life balance for my client along with achieving the goals at hand.

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About Jennifer

Jennifer is senior-level Finance professional with more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience and more than 15 years in the consumer product manufacturing industry. Prior to joining 8020 Consulting, she was Head of Finance for Buscemi LLC, a luxury shoe brand. At Buscemi, Jennifer led the implementation of NetSuite as the complete system of record within 4 months. Prior to Buscemi, Jennifer was the Corporate Controller of Dogswell, a premium pet treat manufacturer. She joined Dogswell as part of a turnaround team post restructuring, which was successfully turned around and sold within 1 year. The majority of Jennifer’s career was spent at JAKKS Pacific, a $900 million publicly traded toy design and manufacturing company, where she was Vice President of Finance. At JAKKS, Jennifer was head of the FP&A and Royalties departments and acted as Interim Controller for over a year. Her work included both internal and external financial reporting, royalty audits and preparing Board of Director presentations. She has expertise in building complex financial models, strategic planning, motivating the finance team, and improving efficiency. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Business Economics with an Accounting emphasis from UCSB, and MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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