Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Precise Accounts Payable Specialist with 21 years of experience working with Residential and Commercial accounts. Skilled at fixing account and data discrepancies with professionalism and using Yardi. Committed to on time payments, maintaining detailed records and paying vendors on time. Proven history of resourcefulness, accuracy and extensive knowledge. Number-savvy Accounts Payable Associate with outstanding mathematics and data entry skills. Thorough, accurate and available to assist with other projects as needed. Committed to maintaining healthy relationships with vendors, creditors and coworkers. Experienced Accounts Receivables with 20-year record in billing and collections combined with solid understanding of legal procedures and legislation. Proficient with wide variety of software applications, including QuickBooks, Yardi, Integrated Business System Oracle and custom accounting software. Expert in ledger verifcation with grate customer service skills

  • Expense tracking
  • Vendor Relationship Management
  • Report Preparation
  • Entry Verification
  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Invoice Processing
  • Expense Reports
  • General Ledger
  • Transaction Reviewing
  • Records coordination
  • Payroll Processing
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Vendor invoice processing
  • Fraud auditing
  • Ability to handle creditors
  • Payroll administration
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Sheet balancing
  • Invoice logging
  • Regulatory filings
  • Accounting ledger maintenance
Work History
11/2000 to Current
Accounts Payable Specialist Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. Cambridge, MA,
  • Handled trade payable documentation by reviewing month-end accruals.
  • Oversaw bookkeeping and accounting systems and entered data into systems accurately.
  • Assessed data and information to verify entry, calculation and billing code accuracy.
  • Used advanced software skills to produce high-quality documents, reports and presentations.
  • Reported financial data and updated financial records in ledgers and journals.
  • Processed invoices and journal entries with efficiency and accuracy, resulting in decreased discrepancies.
  • Generated and submitted invoices based upon established accounts receivable schedules and terms.
  • Produced month-end closing reports and provided actionable suggestions on remittance for quick resolution.
  • Reached out to vendors and customers to verify information and follow up on client issues.
  • Investigated daily variances uncovered with reports and corrected errors to resolve discrepancies.
  • Organized budget documentation and tracked expenses to maintain tight business controls.
  • Applied proper codes to invoices, files and receipts to keep records organized and easily searchable.
  • Input financial data and produced reports using Yardi
  • Reorganized accounts payable processes, decreasing supplier payment delays.
  • Prepared and mailed invoices to customers, processed payments and documented account updates.
  • Oversaw office accounting functions such as AP/AR and payroll to keep finances accurate and current.
  • Reconciled account information and reported figures in general ledger by comparing to bank account statement each month.
  • Applied mathematical abilities on daily basis to calculate and check figures in all areas of accounting systems.
  • Compiled budget figures by reviewing past budgets, evaluating estimated income and assessing expenses.
  • Prepared month-end closing entries for detailed reporting and recordkeeping.
05/1996 to Oct1999
Store Manager Save-A-Lot Seat Pleasant, MD,
  • Minimized on-site cash with frequent deposits and high accuracy in predicting operations.
  • Developed new store location from ground up by hiring and training efficient team.
  • Recruited, interviewed and hired staff members who brought talent, enthusiasm and experience to skilled team.
  • Reconciled daily sales transactions to balance and log day-to-day revenue.
  • Evaluated suppliers by assessing quality, timeliness and compliance of deliveries to maintain tight cost controls and maximize business operational efficiency.
  • Protected store from loss or theft by setting and enforcing clear security policies.
  • Reviewed and monitored scheduling, purchases and other expenses to maintain quarterly budget.
  • Coached sales associates in product specifications, sales incentives and selling techniques, significantly increasing customer satisfaction ratings.
06/1989 to 05/1996
Assistant Manager Sares-Regis Group Corona, CA,
  • Developed loyal and highly satisfied customer base through proactive management of team customer service strategies.
  • Mentored 50-member team in applying effective sales techniques and delivering top-notch customer service.
  • Monitored cash intake and deposit records, increasing accuracy and reducing discrepancies.
  • Reviewed sales and gross profit reports to determine options for increasing market growth.
  • Strengthened merchandising and promotional strategies to drive customer engagement and boost sales.
  • Verified inventory counts remained within monthly tolerance levels and compiled financial data in compliance with budget.
  • Created organization systems for inventory control, merchandising, financial reports and schedules, dramatically increasing operational efficiency.
  • Reduced corporate costs by developing and implementing improved merchandising, receiving and maintenance procedures.
  • Planned team-building exercises to increase employee performance and job satisfaction.
  • Monitored security and handled incidents calmly.
  • Established and optimized schedules to keep coverage and service in line with forecasted demands.
  • Exceeded sales goals and accomplished business objectives by inspiring staff and promoting target products.
  • Helped with planning schedules and delegating assignments to meet coverage and service demands.
  • Reduced financial discrepancies by monitoring monetary transactions, including credit card sales and deposits.
  • Conducted weekly staff meetings to motivate staff members, address concerns and questions, plan improvements, and evaluate progress toward goals.
  • Offered hands-on assistance to customers, assessing needs and maintaining current knowledge of consumer preferences.
  • Set and enforced policies focused on increasing team productivity and strengthening operational efficiency.
Expected in 09/1992
BBA: Accounting And Business Management
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, NJ

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