Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Senior Accountant

Results oriented accounting professional with 17+ years of progressive experience in a board range of accounting functions. Successful at managing multiple projects while consistently exceeding deadlines. Proven self-starter with strong managerial relationship and team building skills. Proactive strategic thinker with strong analytical, organizational and  communication  skills. 

Areas of Expertise
  • Accounts Payable
  • Fixed Asset and Property
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Payroll
  • Month-End Closing
  • Reconciliation and Analysis
  • General Ledger Entries
  • Budgeting
  • Contract Management
  • Board Of Directors Reporting
  • Staff Management
  • ​Expense Reporting
  • Settlement Payments
  • Vendor Relations
  • Project lead for the automation and implementation of employee expense and vendor self service modules.
  • Authored and established departmental check printing and ACH standard operating procedures.
  • Streamlined operations and eliminated one full day from month-end  closing by condensing and automating vendor project retention funds.
  • Automated Positive Pay and ACH notifications for faster and more reliable response time.
  •  Project Co-lead for Oracle Payroll implementation.
  • Created and Implemented an employee morale initiative 'Where Everybody Counts" for the Office of Accounting.
  • Managed employee benevolent fund for 13 years as Secretary for the MARTA Employees Club. Streamlined the process in which employees seek assistance and funds distributed.
Professional Experience
Accountant III, 07/2007 - Current
State Of Massachusetts Chelmsford, MA,
  • Team Lead for three Accounting Specialist.  Oversees accounts payable functionality while managing daily workflow duties. 
  • Executes check printing and ACH direct deposits for AP, payroll third party and risk management vendors and employees.
  • ​Initiates positive pay file, stop payments and void file transfers to financial institution.
  • Capitalizes operating and project expenses according to policy.
  • Monitors fixed asset subledger for accuracy.
  • Reconciles fixed asset subledger to the general ledger control account for each class of fixed assets and resolves any reconciling items monthly.
  • Codes/reclass invoices for fixed asset purchases with the appropriate general ledger account number, business unit or cost center.
  • Audits invoices prior to payment for accuracy and compliance in accordance with accounting and Authority guidelines and statue.
  • Responsible for over fifty high volume contracts, ensuring accuracy and compliance with contracts terms, GAAP and authority procedures.
  • Manages $1M contract retainage and reconcile variances on a monthly basis.
  • Manages $5M operating accruals account.
  • Post monthly to the general ledger.
  • Reconciles financial data for the purpose of maintaining accurate account balances and ensuring compliance with established accounting procedure.
  • Monitors account balances and related financial activity to ensure that allocations are accurate and comply with established financial practices.
  • Verify appropriate approvals of invoices, investigate and resolve issues.
  • Trains staff and/or outside vendors regarding procedural requirements for transaction processing.
  • Collaborates with project managers, purchasing agents, contract administrators and accounting specialist regarding procedural requirements for the purpose of processing transactions.
  • Researches discrepancies of financial information and/or documentation to for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy and adhering to established procedures prior to processing.
Credit / Collections Analyst, 03/1999 - 07/2007
Cvs Health Berkeley, CA,
  • Co-managed the Authority's short-term operational investment portfolios and intermediate-term reserve investment portfolios, totaling $300 million.
  • Completed daily cash management activities such as setting the daily cash position, funds movement and the investment of excess funds.
  • Prepared a rolling forecast of cash receipts and expenditures, encompassing in excess of $700 million annually.
  • Initiated all wire fund transfers and manages transfer database.
  • Reviewed, analyzed and managed MARTA's credit policy to ensure the effectiveness of credit terms and credit granting practices.
  • Monitored, controlled and measured performance of the accounts receivable and its aging schedule for compliance with payment standards to minimize past due accounts.
  • Liaison between financial institution and the Office of Corporate Finance to determine and resolve any variances with regard to financial reports.
Accounting Coordinator, 11/1996 - 03/1999
24Hr Homecare Culver City, CA,
  • Reconciled monthly bank statements to Spectrum Accounting and manual checkbook.
  • Monitored accounts detecting fraudulent activities and common bank errors.
  • Handled all accounts receivables, posted cash to appropriate accounts, prepared deposits and recorded transactions into the general journal.
MBA: , Expected in
Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA
BBA: Accounting, Expected in
Tennessee State University - Nashville, TN
  • Oracle Accounting
  • Dun and Bradstreet Financial Reporting
  • Microsoft Office
  • Bank Of America CashPro

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