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


Assistant Director of Finance focused on driving company growth and revenue in fast-paced and competitive climate. Flexible problem solver with a positive attitude.
  • Hotel operations and management
  • Service-oriented
  • Hospitality background
  • Team building
  • Diligent
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Strong organization
  • Flexible team player
  • Financial reporting
  • Accounting operations professional
  • Effective leader
  • Staff training/development
Work History
Assistant Director of Finance, 10/2003 - Current
Kimpton Hotels GA, State,
  • Manage the creation and facilitation of the monthly financial statement.
  • Manage department with approximately 11 FTE's including hiring, development and performance management.
  • Assist in the monthly analysis and preparation of the forecast with operational executive team for monthly reporting.
  • Oversee balance sheet accounts ensuring reconciliations are correct with no material effect.
  • Assist with analysis and preparation of capital and operational budgets.
  • Lead operational contact for all internal and external audits.
  • Maintain a high level of employee engagement with all operational areas of the hotel.
  • Ensure hotel compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Lead Leadership Development for all finance team members to move on to management roles at other hotels.
  • Participated in task force assignments to properties in need of financial assistance and direction.
Director of Finance, 11/1998 - 10/2003
Benchmark Hospitality Marathon, FL,
  • Developed annual budgets in collaboration with the Executive Team.
  • Led monthly meetings with directors to analyze spending and provide financial recommendations.
  • Worked with managers to develop annual expense plan goals.
  • Compiled financial reports pertaining to cash receipts, expenditures and profit & loss.
  • Prepared accurate financial statements at the end of each calendar month.
  • Filed tax returns and prepared governmental reports in compliance with strict standards.
  • Maintained integrity of general ledger, including the chart of accounts.
Assistant Controller/Accounting Manager/Income Auditor, 08/1996 - 11/1998
Red Lion Hotel City, STATE,
  • Reconciled all asset and liability accounts
  • Systems and Controls manager for the Hotel
  • Performed daily reconciliations and monthly tax reporting to local and state agencies.
  • Assisted Finance Director in preparation of yearly capital and operational budgets.
  • Identified and investigated variances to by interpreting financial results for Finance Director. 
  • Reconciled company bank, credit card and line of credit accounts.
  • Generated invoices upon receipt of billing information and tracked collection progress.
Accounting Manager/Night Audit Supervisor, 08/1993 - 03/1996
Doubletree Hotel City, STATE,
  • Streamlined night audit procedures to increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Communicated with customers to identify and resolve outstanding payments.
  • Reconciled company bank, credit card and line of credit accounts.
  • Managed and responded to all correspondence and inquiries from customers and vendors.
  • Entered financial data into the company accounting database to be verified and reconciled.
  • Entered payments to guarantee that vendors were paid accurately and on time.
Night Audit/Guest Services, 02/1992 - 05/1993
Hawthorne Suites City, STATE,
  • Entered financial data into the company accounting database to be verified and reconciled.
  • Reviewed account information and charges with guests during check-out.
  • Escorted guests to their assigned rooms, including transporting their luggage.
  • Resolved service-related problems in a timely manner.
  • Verified that payment information on guest accounts was accurate and complete.
  • Resolved service-related problems in a timely manner.
Associates Degree: Accounting and Finance , Expected in June 1992
Central Piedmont Community College - Charlotte, NC.


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