Clara Sze Man Choi

Resume

Address: 3500 Chesapeake Avenue, Los Angeles, California, United States | Phone Number: 9495018447

SKILLS SUMMARY

  • Ability to take initiative, analyze issues, and solve problems
  • Currently studying Japanese and Spanish
  • Bilingual – Cantonese, English
  • Auditing and Project Management experience - exposure to different business practices and managing projects of various sizes

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY

  • Proficient in Rails, SQL, HTML/CSS
  • Experienced with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PageMaker, and QuarkExpress
  • Knowledgeable in Python/Spark, Scheme, and Microsoft Office Products (including Excel, Projects, and Visio)

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Mathematics

Computer Science, Accounting
University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON Sep 2005 – 2013

  • Relevant Courses: Design Patterns, Algorithms, Public Speaking, Introduction to Managerial Accounting, and Strategy

ACHIEVEMENTS

WORK EXPERIENCE

Director, Data
Showroom Inc, Culver City, CA Aug 2017 - June 2018

  • data collection design - improved inventory accuracy to 98.5%
  • various system-human-process integrations
  • developed operational reporting features

Senior Rails Engineer
Clutter Inc, Culver City, CA Feb 2016 - Aug 2017

  • billing system design
  • financial data reconciliation
  • local tax compliance - gross receipt, payroll tax jurisdiction
  • data system design
  • accounting review and data preparations for series b fundraising

Software Developer
Shopify, Ottawa, ON May 2011 - Aug 2011, Jan 2012 – Feb 2016

  • financial data reconciliation and reporting in SQL/custom reporting framework, as well as hadoop/spark/tableau
  • data analysis for business decisions
  • data collection and integrations
  • billing system design and maintenance
    • for a system that collects over $100 million annually
    • managed end to end pipeline from data generation, reporting, to customer support
  • data quality
    • developed data quality framework
    • found and fixed systematic problems
      • over 15 million rows of errors upstream of data systems

Project Specialist
ING Life Japan, Tokyo, Japan Jan 2010 – Dec 2010

  • Managing small projects within the division (technology)
  • Working with different stakeholders (both internal and external) to address project concerns (planning)
  • Monitoring and Managing project timeline and exceptions (execution)
  • Working with different aspects of the project (legal, finance, compliance and technology)
  • Responsible for preparations of various meetings, project discussions, and management decisions

Quality Assurance
CaseWare International, Toronto, ON Jan 2009 – Apr 2009

  • Testing of auditing templates
  • Developing test plans

Staff Accountant
KPMG LLP, Waterloo, ON Jan 2007 – Apr 2007, Jan 2008 – Apr 2008

  • Performed audits, special reporting, fraud detection, and tax reporting services
  • Improved audit efficiency by developing automated processes

ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS

Director of Logistics, Head Delegate
CUSEC, Montreal, ON Aug 2008 -  Jan 2010

  • Responsible for promotion and fundraising for the UW Campus
  • Responsible for making things happen

Director
UW Badminton Club, Waterloo, ON Sep 2005 – Dec 2009

  • Organizing club events such as socials, demos, and tournaments
  • Upgraded UW Badminton Club’s website for easier update of news and events (http://badmintonclub.uwaterloo.ca)

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You can reach me by emailing me AT clarachoi.ca