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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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  • Date of Birth:
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Executive Profile
A highly experienced, proficient, results driven, and resourceful Financial Controller with 25+ years of progressive and successful experience. Proven ability to provide key financial data, support and reporting to assist in key business decisions. Proven expertise in Accounting, Financial, Sales and General Management. Excellent communication skills and with exceptionable ability to build strong relationships. Processing strong financial Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Exceptional leader, motivator, and team builder who is goal-oriented and excels in a fast-paced, high pressure environment. Strong understanding of all aspects of accounting and financial management. Proven ability to manage multiple assignments while meeting tight deadline schedules. Possess reputation as a self-directed professional with excellent problem solving, analytical and communication skills.
Skill Highlights
  • Financial Reporting & Management
  • Financial Analysis and Planning
  • Expense Analysis, Reporting & Reconciliation
  • Budget Creation, Forecasting & Cost Analysis
  • Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable
  • Human Resources
  • Research, Investigation & Resolution
  • Vendor Relations& Customer Service
  • General Ledger Entries & Audits
  • Monthly, Quarterly, Annual Management Reporting
  • Cost Controls and Reduction
  • Corporate Treasury & Cash Flow Management
  • Month-end Reconciliation & Analysis
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • Analytical & Critical Thinker
  • Business Accounting Process Improvements
  • Financial Statement Preparation (Balance Sheets, Income Statements & Cash Flow)
  • Team Management
Core Accomplishments

Operations Management:

  • Automated labor-intensive time and labor management process. Converted a manual process to a completely automated process reducing costs from $275,730 annually to $34,300 annually saving the company $241,430 annually.
  • Negotiated terms with vendors in an effort to reduce overhead expenses. Reviewed vendor accounts for opportunities to maximize payment terms. Successfully reduced interest expense associated with working capital line of credit by $92,400 year one and $132,000 year two.
  • Process Improvement Project. Streamlined processes reducing total month end close from 20 days to 7 days. Automated reconciliation of subsidiaries to general ledgers; automated data import from payroll software, dispatching system and quoting software system; automated import of recurring data entries; eliminated manual time consuming processes. This project freed up 232 man hours monthly resulting in $92,800 reduction in overhead costs annually.
Professional Experience
Controller, 10/2004 to Present
Arthur J Gallagher & Co. Hunt Valley, MD,
  • Initially hired as GL Accountant; after just 1 year, promoted to Accounting Manager; 1 year later promoted to Director of Accounting and within six months promoted to Controller to oversee six departments - Accounting, Credit, Purchasing, Sales Processing, Information Technology and Human Resources.
  • Performed a full spectrum of accounting functions for nine multi-state branches in the waste management and recycling industry with revenue of $75M.
  • Charged with management of all financial affairs with full P&L responsibility.
  • Prepared five year financial strategic plans, annual $75M budget for all branches and business models - parts, service and equipment rental and sales, daily cash flow, and balance sheets.
  • Planned, directed and coordinated accounting, banking, insurance and other financial activities of nine branches, 36 departments, three sales models generating in excess of $75M in revenues.
  • Page 2 | CARIE BILLINGS | Ocoee, Florida | Cell: 407.692.4212 | Email: Managed an $11 million working capital line of credit, $5 million 90 day municipal note line and $1.5 million commercial line of credit with biweekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements.
  • Coordinated yearly external audits and field exams.
  • Audited daily sales and order processing, supervised order entry and sales audit.
  • Managed accounting activities; monitor, prepare and submit reports of all financial activity to bank; track incoming funds and prepare monthly spreadsheets of income statements verses outgoing expenses.
  • Create and apply comprehensive employee benefit, compensation, and employee relationship programs, policies and plans and updated as required.
  • Designed excel models that analyzed the financials for all business models.
  • Prepared and maintain general ledger and monthly consolidated of financial statements for all branches and divisions.
  • Prepared journal entries, working papers and departmental analysis for quarterly and year-end audits.
  • Accurate and timely monthly closes for multiple sites; closing procedures include departmental closings AP, AR, Sales, Parts, Service, Payroll, bank statement reconciliations, revenue analysis, reconciliation of General Ledger accounts and preparation of financial statements; prepared, reviewed and reconciled balance sheet.
  • Evaluated business processes for effectiveness and efficiency and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Strengthened authorized approval procedures to better document and track activity in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Credit, Purchasing, Sales Processing and Inventory areas.
  • Envisioned and launched measurement tool to better track profitability associated with each business model, branch and department.
  • Introduced performance-driven incentives for branch managers, parts and service managers and key management employees linked to revenue increases, cost avoidance and goal achievement programs.
  • Major achievement: Designed and implemented paperless electronic environment from a files and faxes administrative process by creating all backend processes and electronic paths in Windows, Access, QuoteWerks, Great Plains, Time Clock Plus, and Act, leading to automation, process efficiencies and major savings and reduction in man-hours so my staff could concentrate on the branch's main objectives.
  • Major achievement: Designed training guides and slide shows with "How To's" and "Cheat Sheets" demonstrating each step of company policies and procedures for Parts, Service, Sales, Purchasing, IT, Human Resources and Accounting departments.
  • Created Employee Handbook from scratch.
  • Created Mobile Sales and Recycling Sales training guides.
  • Major achievement: Utilized Access to pull and combine data from data tables of various different software applications to create analytics and custom performance management reports to keep management better informed on vital facts of the business.
MBA: Accounting, Expected in 2010
University of Phoenix - Phoenix, Arizona
B.S: Business Management/Accounting, Expected in 2007
University of Phoenix - Phoenix, Arizona
Business Management/Accounting
  • Accounting, Accountant, Accounting Manager, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, ACT!, administrative, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, AP, AR, automation, balance sheet, Balance Sheets, banking, Budget, business processes, Cash Flow, Charts, closing, Controller, Cost Analysis, Credit, Customer Service, Desktop Publishing, Documentation, external audits, faxes, financials, financial, Financial Analysis and Planning, Financial Reporting, Financial Statement Preparation, financial statements, preparation of financial statements, Forecasting, funds, General Ledger, General Ledger accounts, GL, Graphs, Great Plains, Human Resources, Information Technology, insurance, Inventory, Director, Management Reporting, Access, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Excel, excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Windows, Microsoft Word, Monarch, order entry, Payroll, performance management, policies, processes, Purchasing, QuickBooks Pro, reporting, Research, Sales, sales and order processing, Sales training, Spreadsheets, strategic plans, tables, Team Management, Treasury, Vendor Relations, Word Processing, year-end

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