Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Accomplished financial management and accounting professional with twenty years of demonstrated ability to positively impact company growth. Proven skill in employing accounting and financial management best practices and team leadership. Committed to introducing changes to achieve continuous improvement and successfully influencing processes driving operational excellence. Expertise in financial statement preparation and analysis, operational management, forecasting and cost control.

  • Profit and loss
  • Accounts payable
  • Reporting
  • Sales
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Cash receipts
  • ERP, SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards
  • External audits
  • Financial reports
  • Inventory control
  • Month-end reporting
  • Bank account reconciliations
  • Budget projections
Work History
06/2018 to 07/2019 Accounting Manager Kimpton Hotels | San Francisco, CA,
  • Managed various accounting functions including ledger maintenance
  • Accounts Receivable managed all entry and verification of accuracy
  • DSO improvement of seventy five percent in three months, recovery of 5 million
  • Accounts Payable - contributed efforts with corporate to streamline new accounts payable system, improving timely payment to vendors, streamlining this process allowed for paperless procedure and auto payment
  • Completion of month-end close process and preparation of financial documents
  • Creation of weekly analysis and weekly reports for plant manager and senior team
  • Completion of fixed asset and monthly review Inventory worked with operations manager to ensure work in process was adjusted and completed timely
  • Work Order - reconciled work orders to insure hours and material are recorded timely and correctly, on budget
  • Implemented budget and expense controls and financial policies by analyzing income and expenditures
  • Managed accounting operations, including journal entries, collection efforts, reconciliations and payroll processing
07/2016 to 04/2018 Salaried Professional Hca | Phoenix, AZ,

Contracts: November 2007 - April 2016, July 2016 - April 2017, 2018: AK Steel(9 Months), Carmeuse Lime and Stone (3 Months), Tollgrade (6 Months), Tube City(1yr), Baldwin White Hall school(1yr), Art Institute of Pittsburgh ( 1yrs), Jones Lang LaSalle(1yr), First Commonwealth, Mylan Laboratories(1yr), Primanti Bros.(6 Months), Pietragallo Gordon Alfaro Bosick & Raspanti, LLP.,(9 months) and Leybold USA Inc. (7 Months)

  • Successfully implemented new technology and process improvement
  • Facilitated successful internal and external audits through sound and thorough documentation
  • Maintain knowledge on all account information and prepare reports for ledger accounts and analyze variance according to policies
  • Managed accounting operations, accounting close, account reporting and reconciliations
  • Supervised accounts payable clerks and sales staff, team of three or more
  • Provided timely actuals, forecast and budgets for management. Worked with managers to develop annual expenses plan goals
  • Worked with management to document and offset variances in their respective areas
  • Inventory control and management
  • Executed accounts receivable reporting enhancements and reconciliation procedures
  • Address all budget variances with department heads
  • Process improvements to improve on overall spend
  • Improved overall cash collections on loans from three percent to fifty percent in six months
  • Special project to aid student finance with government funding and GI bill benefits
04/2015 to 06/2016 Director of Accounting & Supply Store Art Institute Of Pittsburgh | City, STATE,
  • Completed daily accounting tasks including tracking funds, preparing deposits and reconciling accounts
  • Reviewed accounting structures and procedures on regular basis to identify areas in need of improvement
  • Completed daily cash functions like account tracking, payroll and wage allocations, budgeting, donating and all types of cash and banking reconciliations with 87% accuracy
  • Analyzed budgets, financial reports and projections for accurate reporting of financial standing
  • Monitored metrics and marketing investments to assess performance and implement continuous improvements
  • Developed value-added solutions and approaches by leveraging trends in customer marketplaces and industries
  • Identified, hired and trained highly-qualified staff by teaching best practices, procedures and sales strategies
  • Coached employees in successful selling methods and encouraged cross-selling to drive revenue
03/2003 to 11/2007 Collections Team Lead Hudson Global Resources | City, STATE,
  • Performed research and due diligence to resolve issues in timely manner
  • Oversaw and trained new employees on collection methods, documentation requirements and performance strategies
  • Conducted month-end balance sheet reviews and reconciled any variances
  • Assisted in reduction of DSO 15 days in 2004-2005
  • Client Portfolio greater than $4 million
  • Directed conference calls with client and required management and sales team to identify issues and improve on time payments
Expected in 2021 MBA | Business Administration Argosy University, Pittsburgh, PA, GPA:
Expected in 06/2009 BS | Organizational Leadership Robert Morris University, Coraopolis, PA GPA:

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