I hope to change the world

one line of code at a time.

Who is Jennifer?

Business Strategist, Software Developer

I am a forward thinker, hands-on doer, problem solver, numbers cruncher, and lifelong learner. These qualities make me entrepreneurial and innovative.

My passions are to enable strategic business decisions through technology. I am inspired to make the world a better place by constantly improving on the status quo.

Learn More About Me
Technical Skills
  • Programming Languages:
    Java, Python, Visual Basic, JavaScript
  • Markup Languages:
    HTML, CSS, XML, JSON
  • Databases:
    SQL
  • Tools:
    Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Operational Excellence
  • Creative Solutions
  • Effective Communication
  • Persuasive Presentation
  • Inspirational Teamwork
  • Process Improvement
  • Productive Time Management
  • Task Prioritization
  • Strategy Implementation

Trust

I believe strong relationships are the foundation to an effective team, and trust is critical to building relationships. I gain trust by committing to the right things and delivering my commitments in a timely manner.

Innovate

Gorbachev once said, “If you don’t move forward, you begin to move backward.” I strive to constantly improve and innovate on the status quo, and as such, I am constantly learning new things and exploring better ways to do things.

Be Curious

Why do things happen the way they do? I ask myself this question nearly every day to develop a genuine curiosity. When I’m curious, I’m passionate; and when I’m passionate, I’m determined to deliver excellence in everything I do.

Business Analyst

  • Increased productivity by 26% across the finance organization by architecting a comprehensive budget dashboard of real-time business activity and base line targets, to monitor year-to-date and monthly financials for the Adidas group of brands
  • Built a personnel expense calculation tool used by teams across the United States to analyze base salaries, bonus accruals, and benefits at different levels in the organization
  • Streamlined the management reporting process by building macro-enabled spreadsheets to automatically extract data from 66 cost centers and effectively reduced workload; this tool was later rolled out to the Finance group and globally implemented

Audit and Assurance Associate, Tax Associate

  • Ensured client compliance with financial reporting standards (IFRS) by conducting third party confirmations and prudently reviewing sales, purchases, and term loan contracts
  • Developed solid, long-term relationships with clients through effective communication of their tax reporting requirements
  • Signed high net worth clients by asking directed questions regarding their estates
  • Minimized client tax liability through critical thinking and thorough understanding of cross-border taxation in Canada, Australia, United States, the United Kingdom
  • Drafted engagement letters to prospective new clients and determined scope of service

Accounting Specialist

  • Decreased total receivables outstanding by 23% within two months of employment by proactively seeking out clients with account balances
  • Reduced average transaction processing costs by 6% through analysis of sales volume and credit card merchant pricing