bankruptcy specialist resume example with 20 years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Innovative and versatile professional with leadership experience providing expertise in accounting and human resource procedures. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with internal and external customers with ease. Listens to and considers the customers' point of view, identifies customers' need and concerns and addresses them to resolve issues and promote voluntary compliance. Exceptional organizational skills aligning projects based on priority while meeting deadlines. Self-motivated with initiative to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve problems when they arise. Excellent analytical and problem-solving strengths, deployed to address complex issues. Coach and train others, one on one and in group settings.

  • Innovative
  • Communication Skills
  • Results Oriented
  • Training
  • Detailed Oriented
  • Influence
  • Change Agent Negotiation
  • Decision Making and Judgment
  • Team Player
  • Coaching
  • Collaboration
  • Initiative
  • Deposition Briefings
  • Information Confidentiality
  • Compliance
  • Mitigation
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Filing System Organization
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Correspondence and Legal Forms Drafting
  • Document Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Trial Preparation Assistance
  • Summary Writing
12/2007 to 12/2017 Bankruptcy Specialist First Hawaiian Bank | Pearl City, HI,
  • Regarded as a senior level specialist providing prompt, professional and courteous service to internal and external customers
  • Advised, coordinated and consulted with peer on highly specialized, technical and complex aspects of Insolvency cases to expedite the collection of taxes and secure delinquent returns
  • Conferred with taxpayers, their representatives, fiduciaries, judges and government attorneys to resolve complicated issues
  • Examined legal documents to determine a course of action designed to protect the feasibility of debtor's continued cooperation and proposed plan
  • Worked under minimal supervision
  • Key Responsibilities & Achievements: Received eight performances awards for receiving a yearly above average performance rating
  • Performed various accounting functions – reconciliation, tax coding, auditing, payment processing, etc
  • Designated acting supervisor when needed
  • Wrote clear and concise evaluation reviews of employees work product
  • Trained and coached peers on proper work procedures and policies
  • Produced written work products that were used as an example and guide for other in the department
  • Consulted by peers and management for technical advice
  • Conducted workshops for internal customers and revenue officers on various aspects of the collection process
  • Recommended actions to minimize the service's willful violations of the bankruptcy automatic stay provision or discharge order on 341 cases
  • Applied complex relevant laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for cases
  • Established and maintained relationships with bankruptcy trustees and practitioner that expedited issue resolution
  • Researched complex and sophisticated case issues to dispose of unpaid liabilities, determine necessity for and
  • Jessica Claire initiate the investigation of the trust fund recovery penalty
  • Applied the law where applicable
  • Monitored compliance with proposed plans and court orders and initiated corrective action upon default
  • Appeared and testified with respect to facts pertinent to the government's case in court proceedings, if warranted
  • Inspected complex corporate structures to determine the stability of business operations and feasibility of proposed plans
  • Examined legal documents to resolve highly complex issues and determined the next course of action
  • Prepared and classified the IRS proof of claims according the bankruptcy code, federal laws
  • Adhered to policy against unauthorized access
  • Negotiated adequate protection, cash collateral agreements, and settlement options
  • Analyzed the debtors' bankruptcy petition, schedules and statement of financial affairs to verify if the debtors' bankruptcy plan was feasible
  • Processed checks according to the classification and bankruptcy code
  • Served on several teams including a Quality Review Team and Insolvency SharePoint.
12/2002 to 12/2005 Human Resources Manager Divisions, Inc. | , MA,
  • First line manager responsible for career administrative duties of soldiers including developing their career via promotional opportunities and training
  • Concerning soldiers and their families
  • Advised the commander, the staff, and unit soldiers on human resources matters
  • Applied laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for HR processes
  • Oversaw transfers, travel orders, deployment, separation, and salary details for all divisions
  • Prepared and maintained officer and enlisted personnel records, casualty documents, and soldier’s promotion packages for military schools
  • Conducted training for new personnel (soldiers and civilian)
  • Retention and bonus coordinator making service members aware of re-enlistment bonuses
  • Key Responsibilities & Achievements: Supervised lower enlisted soldiers in the personnel management department who processed personnel actions
  • Evaluated personnel qualifications for special and routine assignments
  • Completed annual evaluation details and prepared data driven reports on strength levels and personnel status
  • Submitted recommendations to headquarters
  • Prepared and processed request for transfers or reassignments
  • Processed classifications/reclassifications actions
  • Advised commanders on soldiers’ personnel readiness and strength levels of supported reporting unites
  • Reviewed consolidated reports, statistics, and applications
  • Prepared recommendations for personnel actions to the headquarters, made duty assignments, and reviewed cycle and other reports to assess systems performance
  • Worked with promotion eligible soldiers from paperwork to arranging ceremony with chain of command
  • Handled denied promotions paperwork and soldier reconsideration requests
  • Oversaw and executed soldier's removal boards and disciplinary documentation when a soldier loses rank due to
  • Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP) or Court Martial by the commanding officer.
12/1995 to 12/2002 Human Resources Specialist Idex Corporation | , IN,
  • Processed classification or reclassification actions
  • Prepared orders and request for orders
  • Prepared and maintained officer and enlisted personnel records
  • Applied complex relevant laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for HR processes
  • Key Responsibilities & Achievements: Prepared and reviewed personnel casualty documents
  • Monitored suspense actions
  • Transferred records
  • Initiated, monitored, processed personnel evaluations and recommendations for awards and decorations
  • Processed personnel for separation, retirement, applications for OCS, warrant officer flight training, or other training.
Education and Training
Expected in to to Bachelor of Science | Business Administration Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN GPA:
Expected in to to Bachelor of Science | Accounting Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN GPA:
Expected in to to Associate’s Degree | Business Administration Robert Morris College, Chicago, IL GPA:
Activities and Honors
Disabled American Veterans – Member Veterans of Foreign Wars – Member SABA (E-Learning Vendor) – Event Leader, Event Manager, and Content Manager
Additional Information
  • Outside the box thinker using my relationship building, analytical and technical skills to solve your most complex issues faster and efficiently.

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  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Robert Morris College

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