Assistant Director Of Finance Resume Example

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

Objectives Detail-oriented finance professional with 6-year experience in financial analysis, strategic planning, development and implementation of SOP, over 14-year experience in hospitality industry with a thorough knowledge of various systems (including but not limited to Peoplesoft, SAP, Birchstreet, Hotshop)

  • Budget
  • Financial management and analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Internal audit
  • Inventory
  • Month end closing
  • Payroll
  • GAAP Accounting
  • Benefit Processing
  • Payroll Processing
  • Asset Management
  • Cost Management
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Business Development
Work History
04/2019 to Current
Assistant Director of Finance Kimpton Hotels Phoenix, AZ,
  • Overseeing month end for a hotel with over 500 rooms and 4 B&F outlets
  • Supervised SRA audit and developed LSOP for the property
  • Supported operational efforts and budgetary needs by taking initiative to recommend and manage costs and revenue enhancement
  • Liaised with executive team to communicate accounting activities and establish metrics for operating decisions
  • Hired, trained and evaluated accounting staff to support department growth and achieve goals
  • Conducted monthly department meetings to communicate developments and implement process improvement activities
  • Reviewed accounting and financial documents for accuracy and examined supporting documentation to establish conformance with contracts and agreements
  • Coordinated and cooperated with internal and external audits and implemented agreed upon recommendations
  • Prepared financial statements, accruals and journal entries and maintained reconciliations to summarize current and projected figures of company financial position
  • Assessed employee performance and developed improvement plans
  • Maintained confidentiality of bank records and client information to prevent mishandling of data and potential breaches
  • Protected company assets with strategic risk management approaches
  • Assessed budget plans and present costs to forecast trends and recommend changes
11/2015 to 04/2019
Staff Accountant Lead Inspire Brands Tullahoma, TN,
  • Managed the review and analysis of balance sheets with shared facilities environment
  • Led financial meetings, developed action plans involving other departments, increased aging ratio to 96%
  • Analyzed issues concerning bad debt, put action in place which helped decrease uncollectible by 40% on average
  • Developed analytical tools to reduce complimentary expenses by over 40K
  • Supervised internal audit compliance
  • Assisted ADoF with overseeing the team, training, delegating and segregating daily tasks and projects
  • Worked alongside DoF on P&L review, guided and trained management team on financial statements
  • Implemented loyalty points program training, increased the loyalty revenue collection by average 30K a month
  • Managed third party vendors financials, established payout/billing system
  • Maintained contracts, agreements, rents; reviewed and kept track of licenses and permits for the property
  • Participated in budget review and preparations, monthly forecasting
  • Stayed on top of applicable federal and state requirements to minimize legal and financial risks
05/2015 to 02/2016
Regional Accountant Compass Group Usa Inc Fresno, CA,
  • Maintained 94% aging on average for two properties with F&B outlets
  • Assisted in financial management and analysis, developed strategies to reduce chargebacks by 70%
  • Generated daily and monthly financial reports for the executive team for over 400 rooms inventory
  • Managed balance sheets reconciliations
  • Developed financial training program for front office, revenue and sales departments
  • Oversaw portfolio of over 1200 accounts from billing to payment single-handedly
  • Automated several AR processes to reduce human error, saving the company over 60K annually
  • Eliminated discrepancies in finances by expertly documenting expenses, monitoring income, handling bank deposits and managing statements
  • Entered financial data into company accounting database for verification and reconciliation, maintaining accurate and current accounts at all times
  • Planned efficient emergency procedures to save time for introducing special projects
01/2014 to 05/2015
Accounting Supervisor 1-800-Flowers.Com, Inc. Eugene, OR,
  • Implemented A/P process for a third party F&B (restaurant, banquet, IRD) outlets within a hotel
  • Assisted Director of Food and Beverage in month end closing and year end close
  • Created and maintained vendor database, developed protocol for vendor approval
  • Created reports and financial statements for the hotel management
  • Managed payroll, trained the management team during two system transitions
  • Developed strategy to completely eliminate delay in payments to liquor vendors
  • Trained and implemented a training manual for all new finance staff members
  • Met accounting financial standards by providing accounting department annual budget information
  • Cooperated with senior leaders to create operating budgets and initiate financial planning to reduce operating cost by 30%
  • Strengthened financial management processes to bring errors to near-zero in reporting, payroll administration and general bookkeeping
Expected in 08/2019
Master of Business Administration: Finance
LSU of Shreveport - Shreveport, LA,
Expected in 2014
Master of Science: Hospitality Management
Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management - Miami, FL,
Expected in 05/2009
Bachelor of Science: Traffic and Transport Management
Russian State University of Kaliningrad - Kaliningrad, Russia,
Expected in 2006
Bachelor of Science: Applied Mathematics
Immanuel Kant State University of Russia - Kaliningrad, Russia,

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School Attended
  • LSU of Shreveport
  • Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Russian State University of Kaliningrad
  • Immanuel Kant State University of Russia
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  • Staff Accountant Lead
  • Regional Accountant
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  • Master of Business Administration
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