Kathleen Jennison

Kathleen Jennison

Stockton, CA, US



Kathleen Jennison, Interior Designer provides the following scope of services as a professional design practitioner, qualified by means of education, and experience:

Research and analysis of the client's goals and requirements; and development of documents, drawings, and diagrams that outline those needs;

Formulation of preliminary space plans and two- and three-dimensional design concept studies and sketches that integrate the client's program needs and are based on knowledge of the principles of interior design and theories of human behavior;

Confirmation that preliminary space plans and design concepts are safe, functional, aesthetically appropriate, and meet all public health, safety, and welfare requirements, including code, accessibility, environmental, and sustainability guidelines;

Selection of colors, materials, and finishes to appropriately convey the design concept and to meet socio-psychological, functional, maintenance, life-cycle performance, environmental, and safety requirements;

Selection and specification of furniture, fixtures, equipment, and millwork, including layout drawings and detailed product description; and provision of contract documentation to facilitate pricing, procurement, and installation of furniture;

Provision of project management services, including preparation of project budgets and schedules;

Preparation of construction documents, consisting of plans, elevations, details, and specifications, to illustrate nonstructural and/or nonseismic partition layouts; power and communications locations; reflected ceiling plans and lighting designs; materials and finishes; and furniture layouts;

Preparation of construction documents to adhere to regional building and fire codes, municipal codes, and any other jurisdictional statutes, regulations, and guidelines applicable to the interior space;

Coordination and collaboration with other allied design professionals who may be retained to provide consulting services, including but not limited to architects;
structural, mechanical ,and electrical engineers; and various specialty consultants.

Confirmation that construction documents for nonstructural and/or nonseismic construction are signed and sealed by the responsible interior designer, as applicable to jurisdictional requirements for filing with code enforcement officials;

Administration of contract documents, bids, and negotiations as the client's agent;

Observation and reporting on the implementation of projects while in progress and upon completion, as a representative of and on behalf of the client; and conducting post-occupancy evaluation reports.


Kathleen Jennison, Inc., Stockton, CA, US, Interior Designer

Plans, designs, and furnishes interior environments of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings: Confers with client to determine architectural preferences, purpose and function of environment, budget, types of construction, equipment to be installed, and other factors which affect planning interior environments.

Integrates findings with knowledge of interior design and formulates environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style of occupants. Advises client on interior design factors, such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings and equipment, color schemes, and color coordination.

Renders design ideas in form of paste ups, drawings, or illustrations, estimates material requirements and costs, and presents design to client for approval. Selects or designs and purchases furnishings, art works, and accessories. Subcontracts fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items.

Jun 2008 - current

Applegate Tran Interiors, San Francisco, CA, US, Design Associate

Collaborate in the creative research for the development of interior design concepts.Prepare schematic drawings showing initial concept for the room layout, including plans and elevations.
Participate in the preparation of preliminary color palette and material options. Provide the CAD drafting of plans and elevations for construction documents and finalize design details.Obtain field measurements.

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010

Perry-Smith LLP, Sacramento, CA, US, Vice-President Audit and Assurance

Responsible for managing all aspects of audits of financial statements including reviews of quarterly financial information, audits of internal control over financial reports (as required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act) and the actions of the auditing team for the largest public accounting firm in Sacramento.

Nov 2005 - Jun 2008

Kemper CPA Group, Stockton, CA, US, Audit Manger

PRINCIPLE. Responsible for managing all aspects of audits, review and compiliatons and the actions of the auditing team.

Provide auditing, assurance, and accounting services consistent with standards promulgated by the AICPA and State Accounting Board for clients in governmental, consumer business, and non-profit sectors. Monitor, supervise and oversee the work of staff personnel to insure accuracy of such work, including providing instruction and training as may be required.Actively seek out and develop new clients.Supervise recruiting activities at local area colleges for the region.Conduct in-house training workshops.
Managerial responsibility and control, in the absence of the Partner-In-charge, for: (1) Review and approval of employee time cards, and timely submission of such data (2) Ordering and maintaining adequate levels of office supplies (3) Review and approval of all billings for all operations of the office. (4) Supervise and monitor all invoicing for auditing services and assist in establishing billing rates for clients.

Nov 2003 - Jan 2005

Foster Farms, Turlock, CA, US, Corporate Accounting Manager

Corporate Accounting Manager. Responsible for the supervision of the day-to-day operation of the Corporate Accounting Department. Apply generally accepted accounting principles, theories, concepts, and practices to specialized, unique, or nonrecurring complex accounting problems for which no clear precedent exist. Provide work direction and supervision to lower level professional accountants and other organizational staff. Develop and implement new or revised accounting systems. Prepare and report on financial forecasts and debt covenant compliance. Maintain close relationships with departmental and production accounting staff to facilitate operation of financial policies, processes, procedures, and goals. Produce standard and ad hoc reports for internal and external customers including weekly, period and yearly financial reporting.
Specific or shared technical support ownership for SAP Profitability Analysis module. Support reporting tools, create training systems, and identify opportunities for process improvements, identifying users for end-user productivity tools. Manage small-scale production and development projects, and participate in vendor software enhancements and upgrades. Prepare and publish external combined financial statements. Work with external and internal auditors to facilitate efficient and timely audits.

Nov 2002 - Nov 2003

Deloitte & Touche, Sacramento, CA , Auditor

Assure compliance to all AICPA guidelines in relation to questionnaires, programs, various forms and working papers to perform audits.Provide financial analysis and advise senior management on improving financial performance, reducing risk and improving overall profitability.Supervise audit fieldwork on a daily basis and review work as it is produced. Provide input to staff as needed.Initiate, supervise and participate in researching accounting and auditing issues to resolve problems.Maintain a clear conduit of communication with senior management on the status of audits.
Train auditing and accounting teams as needed and perform annual performance evaluations. Provide time to discuss evaluations with employee to provide positive improvement and development opportunities.Prepare and supervise such financial documentation such as financial reports to summarize and forecast the organization's financial position. These include income statements, balance sheets, analysis of future earnings and expenses and various other reports as requested by senior management.
Responsible for the supervision of and preparation of special reports that is required by regulatory agencies.Assist senior management in developing financial strategic plans to improve overall financial position.Specialize in manufacturing companies, educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations.

Jan 1998 - Jan 2002


Art Institute of California - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Designer

Jun 2008 - Jun 2010

California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA, US, Bachelors, Business Administration

Aug 1996 - Dec 1998

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