Chief Financial Officer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Executive Profile
Seasoned Executive experienced in complex system implementations, process re-engineering, cost control, key performance indicators, leadership and team management.
Skill Highlights
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Budgeting expertise
  • Cost control
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Project management
  • Implementation specialist
  • Financial reporting and analytics
  • Internal controls

Core Accomplishments
  • Project champion for recent successful implementations of Kronos Workforce Central and Cardinal Financial Management
  • Implemented cost control measures to improve our financial position from 2M annual budget deficits to annual budget savings
  • Dramatically improved operational efficiency and accountability from the Executive Board to line level operations
Professional Experience
01/2011 to Present Chief Financial Officer Brooklyn Community Services | New York, NY,
  • Reduced annual budget deficits from (2)M for 10+ years running upon arrival to breakeven within 12 months through strategic cost control measures.
  • Improved the efficiency of Eastern State Hospital (ESH) operations through process reengineering, training, implementation of standards, strategic hires, and succession planning.
  • Implemented Key Performance Indicators for Fiscal and ESH Operations.
  • Project Champion for the successful implementation of Kronos Workforce Central at ESH and Advanced Scheduler at several Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) facilities.
  • Key strategist for the implementation of Cardinal Financial system at ESH.
  • Core team member for the current implementation of Cardinal Payroll system at ESH.
  • Primary responsibility for meeting all of the regulatory, compliance, DBHDS and Department of Accounts financial objectives for a 70M entity.
01/2004 to 01/2011 Assistant Controller Mdu Resources Group, Inc. | Anchorage, AK,
  • Accounting leader specializing in process, control, and efficiency improvements in payables, receivables, revenue and other accounting services.
  • Instrumental in implementation of a well-controlled corporate credit card program.
  • Implemented standardized balance sheet account reconciliation worksheets.
  • Guided the implementation of a new property management system (hotels, food and beverage, banquet operations, credit card processing, and revenue audit).
  • Strategically installed ATM machines in mission critical locations across the Foundation.
  • Subject matter expert for Sarbanes Oxley, PCI Compliance standards and Red Flags Rule for the Foundation and Hospitality revenue groups.
  • Managed the annual financial statement audit for assigned areas of responsibility.
01/2003 to 01/2004 Technical Accounting Manager Trinet | Montana, AR,
  • Internal Controls Leader for Specialty Material's Nylon Systems covering U.S.
  • locations in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and International locations in Canada and China.
  • Responsible for Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance documentation for Nylon Systems.
  • Testing Leader for select Nylon Systems locations.
  • Author for Nylon's Quarterly Management Representation Letter.
  • Developer and Administrator for web-based corrective action plan database for Quarterly Balance Sheet reviews.
  • SOX Corrective Action Plan (CAP) Leader for Nylon Systems and Team Lead for Specialty Materials Payables & Procurement CAP's.
01/1999 to 01/2003 Internal Audit Manager Invesco | Louisville, KY,
  • Team Leader for corporate compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  • Consultant for new business processes.
  • Coordinator for Chapter 11 Schedules and Statement of Financial Affairs.
  • Director of financial, operational, compliance audits and senior management assistance projects for:.
  • a $500 million retail and catalog business.
  • Spiegel Group Teleservices, which operates five call centers in the U.S.
  • and Canada supporting Eddie Bauer, Spiegel, and Newport News, Inc.
  • Issue audit reports to the Vice President of Financial Controls and Audit, The Spiegel Group and the President and Sr.
  • Vice President of Finance, Newport News, Inc.
  • Partnered with the CFO to identify emerging issues facing Newport News and adopt initiatives aimed at operational efficiency and effectiveness (management assistance projects).
  • Serve as a key senior management resource to investigate and resolve complex operational issues.
  • Support the financial statement auditors with independent assessments, financial statement fluctuation analysis, and verification of annual physical inventory valuation.
01/1999 to 01/1999 Senior Financial Analyst Neogenomics Laboratories | Nashville, TN,
  • Products, Commercial Properties, and Catalog.
  • Responsible for the analysis, oversight, and control of the Products and Commercial Properties Division $45 million operating and capital budgets.
01/1996 to 01/1999 Manager Ryan, Llc | Detroit, MI,
  • Managed the payroll for 2,800 full-time and 700 seasonal employees.
  • Managed the payables and disbursements function for a $179 million business.
  • Served as team leader for daily operations.
  • Provided technical guidance on financial software upgrades, interfaces, and electronic commerce.
01/1993 to 01/1996 Internal Auditor Iconma, L.L.C. | Sterling Heights, MI,
  • Performed audits and reviews of hotels, restaurants, retail shops, automotive services, laundry services, inventory, admission ticket sales, library services, 401(k), president's office, distribution center, proof, and vendor contracts.
  • Assisted in the development and completion of annual audit plans, programs, and reports.
01/1987 to 01/1993 Staff Accountant Education First | Miami, FL,
  • Analyzed and resolved monthly financial statement variances.
  • Prepared financial statements for the Merchant's Square Marketing Fund.
  • Performed and reported interest and debt, including swap interest agreements.
  • Reported retirement and endowment fund activity.
  • Prepared annual audit lead schedules for interest, debt, fixed assets, retirement and endowment funds.
  • Filed monthly sales tax returns 1 | Page.
Expected in Bachelor | Business Administration - Accounting Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio GPA:
Business Administration - Accounting Background in mathematics and engineering Objective Progressively responsible Senior Management position in Operations, Finance, Audit, or Accounting
account reconciliation, Accounting, ATM, audit reports, automotive, balance sheet, Behavioral Health, budgets, budget, business processes, Catalog, compliance audits, Consultant, contracts, cost control, credit, database, documentation, electronic commerce, Senior Management, Finance, Financial, Financial Controls, financial statements, fixed assets, funds, inventory, Kronos, laundry, Team Lead, Team Leader, Director, Marketing, Materials, mathematics, office, Developer, Page, Payables, Payroll, PCI, process reengineering, Procurement, property management, retail, sales, Sarbanes Oxley, Sarbanes-Oxley, strategist, strategic, tax returns, upgrades, valuation, Author

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