Name: Jessica Olive
Financial Audit Analyst, PEO Missiles and Space
Program Manager, Thompson Gray
As Financial Audit Analyst for Missiles and Space, not only do I complete audit packages for the Program Executive Office, I am also responsible for managing the coordination of audit testing for all Missiles and Space related Project Offices. This includes screening audit packages for accuracy against established checklists and compliance against Army DoD regulations, assisting the customer in the development of internal audit work plans to help identify control gaps and opportunities for improvement, as well as the development of Standard Operating Procedures and Corrective Action Plans to help achieve targeted outcomes.
I am a Mobile, AL, native and a lover of laughter, music, dancing, and all things “Mobile.” My love of dance led me to the University of Southern Mississippi where I was a member of the precision dance team, the Dixie Darlings. Although the Golden Eagles are still near and dear to my heart, I would go on to become a 3rd generation graduate of Auburn University. WAR EAGLE!
While attending Auburn, I met an Alabama fan who would later become my husband?! Cole and I were married in 2006 and in 2011, I traded my 20+ years of dancing and teaching experience for all things boy when our son, Dylan, was born. From t-ball and basketball to swimming and fishing, he keeps us busy and laughing along the way!
Prior to joining the Thompson Gray team, I held various positions such as Staff Accountant for Sequel, Financial Analyst for Comcast, and System Program Analyst for the Prototype Integration Facility (PIF). Joining the Thompson Gray team has been a very rewarding experience for me. They have challenged me and allowed me to grow in ways I didn’t think were possible.
Qualifications & Expertise & Achievements:
Master of Business Administration, Florida Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Auburn University
16+ years’ experience in Finance, Accounting, Inventory Management and Customer Service
5+ years’ GFEBS experience supporting Government Agencies
Memberships and Activities (Professional and Other):
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity
Alpha Theta Chi Honor Society
Getting to Know You: Pick any 3 to Answer
- What are three things still left on your bucket list?
- Travel…mostly island hop.
- Cage dive with great whites.
- Own a therapy dog and volunteer time visiting children and the elderly.
- BONUS: I’d like to learn archery so I can bow hunt with my dad.
- If you could chat with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you talk about?
I would like to talk to my Mom. I’d ask her what Heaven is like.
- Can you play any instruments?
No, I cannot play a physical instrument. I am however an avid air guitarist, air drummer, and lip-sync extraordinaire. This gives me the ability to pick up an instrument anytime, anywhere without the excess inventory. If you can’t play anything, be extraordinarily good at trying to play anything!