Management Team

Jessica E. Stewart

Jessica E. McClain

Senior Manager, Assurance & Advisory

Jessica has seven years of federal financial management experience. Prior to joining Williams Adley, Jessica was an audit manager at Grant Thornton where she provided assurance services to several DoD Agencies such as the US Marine Corp, the US Coast Guard, and the US Air Force. Jessica started her career at KPMG where she performed CFO Act financial statement audits for federal civilian agencies such as the Department of Commerce and Department of Homeland Security.

Jessica is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Towson University (Magna Cum Laude), where she earned membership into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and a Master’s degree in Accounting from The George Washington University.

Q: What was your first job?

My first job was during college with the Air National Guard on Andrews Air Force Base as a communications clerk. After college I briefly worked for the Federal Government before returning to school to get my master’s degree in accounting.

Q: What do you believe brings clients to Williams Adley?

The professionalism and talent of our staff brings clients to Williams Adley. Our team provides high quality work products and is very attentive to client needs.

Q: How do you keep a competitive edge?

I keep my competitive edge by always looking for new opportunities to learn. It is very important that I am constantly challenging myself as this is the only way to develop and grow because to see my full potential I have to go beyond what I think I can do.

Q: Name one of your talents that benefit clients most?

Understanding our clients’ needs is vital to our business. I am proactive in working to understand what our clients need. Clients appreciate when you take the time to listen to their issues and concerns.

Q: How do you spend your time outside of the office?

I enjoy spending time with my fiancé’ and our two puppies. I have recently been bitten by the travel bug and enjoy going to new places.

Q: What quote or saying guides your professional and/or personal life?

Great things never come from comfort zones.

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