Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Detailed-oriented hotelier with 20 years of hospitality experience with a combination of business experience and technical skills.  Excellent in defining and implementing standard operating procedures. Adapt seamlessly to constantly evolving accounting processes and technologies. Recognized as an effective leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Account reconciliations
  • Accounting systems assessment
  • Microsoft Excel expert
  • Budget analysis
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Tasks and solution oriented
  • Flexible Team Player

General Ledger Accounts

  • Maintained accurate balance sheet accounts including cash, inventory, prepaid, fixed assets, accounts payable and accrued expenses transactions. 

Accounting Skills

  • Operated computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.  Revised and streamlined inefficient work procedures with automation of software and excel spreadsheets.
Assistant Director of Finance, 02/2002 to Current
Aimbridge HospitalityMystic, CT,
  • Manage accounting operations, accounting close, account reporting and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Supervise the month-end financial closing.  Assign and enforce deadlines for all stages of the closing process.
  • Ensure accurate financial reporting in accordance with ownership and corporate requirements.
  • Prepare annual budget and maintain controls on spending to ensure budgetary limits are met.
  • Manage 6 accounting team members and oversee all aspects of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, Income Audit, General Cashier and Payroll.
  • Ensure local and state tax filing is completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Supervise annual external audits and periodic internal audits. Ensure compliance with company established policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate extensively with external auditors during preliminary and year-end audit processes.
  • Coordinated the successful implementations of 4 systems - Kronos Time and Attendance System, Fidelio Opera, Sun System and Spasoft.
Chief Accountant, 06/2001 to 01/2002
City Of Lakeland, Civil ServiceLakeland, FL,
  • Performed debit, credit and total accounts on computer spreadsheets using specialized accounting software.
  • Addressed and resolved non-routine, complex and unexpected variances.
  • Reviewed Income Audit and Accounts Payable entries to ensure accuracy of the general ledger.
  • Performed credit card reconciliations.
  • Assisted the Director of Finance with the production of the monthly financial, management reports and annual budget preparation.
Operations Analyst, 09/1998 to 06/2001
OhlByhalia, MS,
  • Reviewed and audited food and beverage daily house charges.
  • Prepared daily labor report and assisted all departments in labor cost control.
  • Performed General Cashier and Payroll Manager duties.
  • Processed TA commission and handled all inquiries.
  • Assisted in the month end closing activities, prepared and inputted corresponding journal entires
  • Performed monthly beverage inventory.
  • Successfully implemented Adaco Inventory System for further beverage internal controls and costs controls.
Accounting Administrative Assistant, 09/1995 to 09/1998
Dynamic Workforce SolutionsNacogdoches, TX,
  • Performed administrative duties for the Director of Finance.
  • Processed daily no show charges.
  • Handled maintenance and incidental billings for coops.
  • Managed daily office operations and maintenance of equipment.
  • Made copies, sent faxes and handled all incoming and outgoing correspondence.
Sales Assistant, 03/1993 to 08/1995
Arthur J Gallagher & Co.Elkridge, MD,
  • Managed the receptionist area, including greeting visitors and responding to telephone and in-person requests for information about long term stay.
  • Dispersed incoming mail to correct recipients throughout the office.
  • Managed the day-to-day calendar for the Sales Manager.
  • Created weekly and monthly reports and presentations for management company.
Front Desk Agent, 05/1992 to 1993
Proper HospitalityAustin, TX,
  • Greeted all guests in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Registered guests and issued room keys.
  • Posted rebates and miscellaneous charges to guests' folios.
  • Processed credit card transactions during the checkout process.
  • Recorded guest comments and complaints, referring guests to managers as necessary.
Bachelor of Science: Hotel Management, Expected in
New York University - New York, NY

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School Attended

  • New York University

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  • Assistant Director of Finance
  • Chief Accountant
  • Operations Analyst
  • Accounting Administrative Assistant
  • Sales Assistant
  • Front Desk Agent


  • Bachelor of Science

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