Jill Schafer

Category: Staff Accountant
Resume Link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-schafer

Seasoned, goal-focused professional with demonstrated track record of leading preparation and analysis of financial reports, budgets, and forecasts while maintaining complex accounting objectives. In-depth experience across corporate finance, treasury, payroll management, and tax functions within both, profit and non-profit sectors. Proven expertise in driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of financial management systems and implementation of process improvements. Strong leader with success directing highly skilled financial management teams in supporting and achieving full regulatory compliance.

Contact Information

3444 Northmoor
San Antonio,TX 78230

Phone: 210-375-8133
Cell: 210-375-8133
Email: jdscpa02@hotmail.com

Resume Details

Frost National Bank | San Antonio, Texas Trust Tax Accountant III, October 2019-August 2020 Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepared Form 1041 and 5227 Tax Returns.
  • Responsible for client account set up and maintenance of information.
  • Reviewed transaction tax coding to ensure proper tax reporting and taxability.
  • Prepared and monitored estimated tax payment requirements and deposits for 990/990PF clients.
  • Reviewed and monitored 990/990PF clients for minimum distribution requirements.
  • Communicated with Account Administrator on quarterly 1041 estimated tax payment requirements.
  • Worked with Account Administrator in obtaining tax returns, transaction data, tax worksheets and 1099s from prior trustee.
  • Worked with Account Administrator in obtaining Schedule K-1 statements for any activity client was involved in needed for tax return preparation.
  • Worked with Staff and Administration on software conversion launched in June 2020.
  Martinez, Rosario & Company, LLP I San Antonio, Texas Office Manager/Staff Accountant, Jan 2019-April 2019 Oversaw company functions for a small CPA Firm. Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepared client billing statements and payment deposits.
  • Managed payables and prepared checks.
  • Prepared semi-monthly payroll checks.
  • Prepared payroll year end Forms 1099/1096, W2/W3.
  • Prepared Individual Tax Returns Form 1040.
  • Assisted with preparing Audit footnotes and schedules.
  TMI Episcopal | San Antonio, Texas | 1991 - 2018 Controller, 2003 – 2018 Bookkeeper, 1991-2003 Directed all corporate finance activities, including monthly/quarterly financial statement preparation and forecasting as well as budget development. Oversaw general accounting functions including GL, AR, AP, PR, account reconciliation, and cash management. Administered financial management systems, evaluated and integrated new applications. Supervised and developed highly skilled accounting and financial management team to achieve established objectives. Reported to Director of Operations and Finance and assisted in the preparation of financial reports and presentations for the Board of Governors and Headmaster. Prepared workpapers and schedules for external Auditors and conducted internal audits to ensure regulatory compliance and operational efficiency/accuracy. Reconciled balance sheets for 4 intra-company ledgers and maintained databases for 8 intra-company databases leading to the elimination of errors or duplication.   Key Contributions:
  • Championed multiple technology innovations and software implementations that significantly minimized entry duplications and improved tracking for audit purposes.
  • Eliminated dependency on use of line of credit by supporting management in monitoring income and expenses resulting in overcoming a $1.5M deficit.
  • Strategically restructured financial reporting processes to align with organizational changes and outsource payment plans to 3rd party reducing outstanding debt expenses by 50%.
  • Devised and implemented business practices to manage department budgets of $13M, reconciled discrepancies, and preparing financial reports for executives.
  • Simplified operational reporting process by incorporating a solution of integrating multiple spreadsheets into a single database reducing the preparation time of the month-end report.
  • Administered bi-weekly payroll, tax withholding, monthly reconciliations, and compensation letters for over 120
  • Launched electronic payroll process which eliminated hard copy pay stubs and delivered them via email.
  • Prepared monthly income and expense statements for 19 Departments and Division Heads to assist them with budget maintenance.
  • Modified reporting and PTO tracking by implementing record keeping within payroll system; conducted employee verifications, W4, I9 and benefit administration.