Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Talented Senior Financial Analyst with exceptional background utilizing data from diverse financial and information systems to build tools and forecasting models that remarkably improve organizational decision making capabilities resulting in increased efficiency. Demonstrated track record providing comprehensive financial forecasting, budgeting, and analysis to senior management at Marshall Space Flight Center. Possess keen understanding of financial planning, accounting, trend analysis, and budgeting. Skilled communicator, able to build strong working relationships with coworkers and clients. High proficiency with MS Excel including macros, vlookup formulas, and pivot tables.

  • Active Secret Clearance.
  • SAP and Business Objects/Business Warehouse accounting systems.
  • Analytical reasoning.
  • Budget analysis.
  • Super User level with MS Excel.

  • Experience with creating VBA macros to automate MS Excel spreadsheets.
  • Experience with evaluating and tracking cost on various high profile projects.
  • Experience with pivot tables.
  • Calculated and adjusted labor rates for the NASA PPBE process which resulted in significant savings for the SLS (Space Launch Systems) project
  • Created various automated spreadsheets which substantially increased efficiencies for the business reporting process for NASA
  • Business point of contact to NASA's senior engineering management
  • Various awards of recognition from Marshall Space Flight Center
05/2012 to Current
Budget Analyst IV Texas Health & Human Services Commission Del Rio, TX,
  • Created Variance analysis tool for Full Time Equivalent (FTE) workforce, Other Direct Cost (ODC), and Travel Cost for various divisions within Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). Each cost element workbook is broken down by individual branch, and provides variance of dollars & workforce headcount to enable Senior Management to make side by side comparisons.
  • Provided Deputy Division Chief with a spreadsheet that does a comparison on the FTE workforce for the entire division by project. The report is provided on a monthly basis as preparation for the monthly BMR (Business Management Review).
  • Track all ESSSA contractual tasks under the EV org (Engineering Vehicles), and forecast all funding requirements. Created an automated spreadsheet that tracks each task's cost variance.
  • Manage all aspects of the Program, Planning, Budget & Execution (PPBE) budget from formulation to execution in the current year.
  • Responsible for generating procurement data graphs to input into monthly Business Management Review package.
  • Pro actively identify potential performance problems and impacts.
  • Track and report commitments, obligations, cost and workforce plan versus actuals.
  • Prepare variance comments and develop recommended corrective action plans at a high level for the SLS Program.
  • Track and manage budget for the Magnetospheric Multiscale Program (MMS).
08/2010 to 06/2012
Cost Analyst Canvas Inc. Arnold Afb, TN,
  • Provided financial support for the CASUP program.
  • Responsible for the approval of all purchase requisitions, invoices, and travel expenditures.
  • Tracked costing and monitored labor charges to the project.
  • Ensured project had adequate funding for Purchase Requisitions.
  • Experience with Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
08/2009 to 08/2010
Pricing Analyst Csg Systems Incorporated Fort Worth, TX,
  • Developed pricing proposals for Government RFPs and RFQs
  • Worked closely with the Program Manager to ensure accurate pricing data.
  • Implemented ProPricer software into work processes and procedures.
  • Ensured Cost Proposals are DCAA compliant.
08/2007 to 08/2009
Program Analyst II Alakaina Family Of Companies Fort Gordon, GA,
  • Provided financial support for the CH-47 Flight Simulator Program.
  • Created pricing models for proposal submissions.
  • Created and maintained program status reports.
  • Worked closely with Program Management to calculate Estimates at Completion.
  • Involved with the pricing proposal process from inception to final submission.
  • Improved reporting cycle from 1 month to 3 days by automating Excel spreadsheets.
Expected in 2009
University of Phoenix Online - ,
M.B.A University of Phoenix Online 2009
Expected in 2005
Finance University of Alabama - Huntsville, Alabama
BSBA in Finance University of Alabama in Huntsville 2005

Federal Contracts Essentials Certification, ProPricer Software Power User, and Advanced Excel certification


Financial Support, Pricing, Budget, Corrective Action, Corrective Action Plans, Excellent Multitasker, Excel, Pricing Models, Program Management, Project Management, Invoices, WBS, DCAA, Program Manager, Proposals, Accounting, Accounting Systems, Active Secret Clearance, Contracts, Costpoint, Deltek, Engineering Management, Federal Contracts, Ms Excel, Pivot Tables, Sap, Variance Analysis

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