Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Accountant with eight years in payroll, billing, tax preparation, and financial reporting. Over 14 years as an administrative assistant demanding strong organizational, administrative, mathematical, multi-tasking, and communication skills. Committed, ethical, and detail oriented. A desire to learn and the ability to do so quickly. Computer skills include Word, Excel, QuickBooks Pro, Access, Publisher, Power Point, Outlook, and SAM II.

  • Financial Reporting
  • Individual Tax Preparation
  • Budgeting
  • Payroll
  • Federal Grant Preparation and Oversight
  • Microsoft Office

Nominated for Employee of the Month for overseeing several additional grants due to a sudden vacancy.

Designed the cover for the state of Missouri financial report.

Created an enrollment database for statewide events.

08/2011 to Current
Accounting Specialist II Brinker International Inc. Coppell, TX,
  • Review grant applications and awards to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements.
  • Establish and adjust budgets working with division/section/bureau staff.
  • Verify budget changes and expenditures with database and oversee adjustment journal vouchers.
  • Project, update, and review staff personal service funding.
  • Prepare, review, and analyze complex monthly/quarterly budget/expenditure reports.
  • Analyze and monitor funds.
  • Assist with development of grant budget preparation.
  • Maintain budget set-ups in database.
11/2010 to 03/2012
Tax Associate Avalara Seattle, WA,
  • Prepared and filed tax returns for clients through an interview process.
08/2010 to 08/2011
Accounting Specialist II / Hazard Mitigation Specialist Hcl Technologies Ltd. Clark, KS,
  • Worked as a contractor at SEMA overseeing FEMA mitigation grant projects.
  • Reviewed, researched, and processed Requests for Funds from subgrantees to ensure expenses are eligible, calculated correctly, and are within the mitigation grant budget.
  • Communicated with subgrantees regarding work schedule and progress to keep projects on task according to grant deadlines.
  • Prepared quarterly reports, budget line item tracking spreadsheets, funding forms, grant agreements, and other documents for FEMA grant projects.
04/2010 to 11/2010
Contractor Lear Corporation Roscommon, MI,
  • Worked to help with transition after merger with Missouri Public Entity Benefits (billing/reconciling) since I created the billing system that was used prior.
07/2009 to 03/2010
Vice President of Fiscal Operations Salvation Army Usa Bourbon, MO,
  • Managed a small team in the billing department.
  • As a third party administrator, created and sent invoices to groups and remitted payments to carriers.
  • Processed payroll; including state and federal tax payments.
  • Managed finances of the company.
07/2007 to 03/2009
Accounting Specialist I Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty Maryland Jarrettsville, MD,
  • Compiled financial reports from agencies and departments within state government.
  • Figured and recorded journal entries on trial balances for various governmental funds.
  • Generated reports and prepared monthly financial analysis for state funds.
  • Worked with team to prepare the state government's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
03/2001 to 07/2007
Ministry Assistant Best Buy Aberdeen, NC,
  • Requested checks, made deposits, and balanced budget for department.
  • Typed letters, answered telephone, made copies, filed documents, sorted mail, ordered supplies, and mailed supplies to churches.
  • Coordinated travel arrangements, audio/visual needs, and registration for yearly events.
  • Created flyers, programs, postcards, and other promotional materials as needed.
03/1999 to 2002
Real Estate Agent Barrett Business Services Manteca, CA,
  • Assisted clients in the home buying/selling process.
  • Prepared Comparative Market Analysis for various companies.
09/2000 to 03/2001
Clerical Aide St. Catherine Of Siena Port Jefferson Station, NY,
  • Attended to students when school nurse was unavailable.
  • General clerical duties.
03/1997 to 02/2000
Data Entry H & R Block City, STATE,
  • Transferred information from tax forms into computer program.
  • Printed final tax returns for client review/signatures.
05/1994 to 07/1999
Secretary Concord Baptist Association City, STATE,
  • Clerical duties: answered telephone, made copies, and sorted mail.
  • Accounting duties: posted payments, made deposits, wrote checks, processed payroll and 941 taxes, prepared quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Compiled camp registration forms, created and sent informational flyers to churches.
02/1993 to 05/1994
Loan Department Administrative Asst Farmers & Traders Bank City, STATE,
  • Posted loan payments.
  • Prepared consumer and residential loan documents.
  • Prepared financial reports for board meetings.
Expected in May 2016
Masters: Business Administration Accounting
Columbia College - Jefferson City, MO
Expected in May 2006
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration Accounting and Management
Columbia College - Jefferson City, MO
GPA: Magna Cum Laude
Expected in June 1987
High School Diploma:
Washington High School - Kansas City, KS

General Accounting, Billing, Budget Preparation, Financial Analysis, Financial Statements, Government Funds, Federal Grants, Payroll, Reconciliation, Spreadsheets, Individual Taxes, Promotional Materials, Customer Service, Travel Arrangements

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School Attended

  • Columbia College
  • Columbia College
  • Washington High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Accounting Specialist II
  • Tax Associate
  • Accounting Specialist II / Hazard Mitigation Specialist
  • Contractor
  • Vice President of Fiscal Operations
  • Accounting Specialist I
  • Ministry Assistant
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Clerical Aide
  • Data Entry
  • Secretary
  • Loan Department Administrative Asst


  • Masters
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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