Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
Professional Summary

Objective hospitality leader with demonstrated success leading financial systems and programs. Knowledgeable about regulatory requirements and successful strategies for maintaining optimal controls. Well-organized, proactive and adaptable to dynamic conditions.

  • Order management
  • Vendor relations
  • Business process optimization
  • Systems and software programs
  • Forecasting abilities
  • Cost reviewing
  • Compliance Assessment
  • Work Planning
  • Accounts Payable
  • Customer Service
  • Staff Recruitment and Hiring
  • Prioritizing and Planning
  • Team Building Leadership
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Financial Calculation and Analysis
  • Time Management
  • Problem Anticipation and Resolution
Work History
Director of Accounts Payable & Capital Projects, 2020 to Current
Bootbarn, Inc.Wichita, KS,
  • Accomplishes department objectives by managing finance teams; successful planning and evaluating department activities for growth.
  • Responsible for the invoice processing, for 159 hotels, in accordance with related policies and procedures to ensure timely and accurate payments to vendors.
  • Administrator for payment processing software.
  • Prepared and executed annual distribution of 1099’s.
  • Identify potential processing inefficiencies to improve departmental workflow through creation of standard operating procedures.
  • Adhere to internal financial controls as directed by Sarbanes-Oxley narratives, including bank, general ledger and subsidiary ledger account reconciliations and other tests and procedures as required.
  • Successfully closed over 80 plus capital projects financials, over the course of the pandemic, while taking over a second department, saving the company substantial expense
  • Review and approve all major capital project financial functions for related ownership groups to ensure adequate and timely project funding.
  • Built capital project revenue process and reporting to improve and grow profit.
  • Accomplishes financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing annual departmental budgets, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions.
  • Promoted from Capital Projects Finance Manager.
Capital Projects Finance Manager, 2018 to 2020
Hersha Hospitality ManagementCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for managing the financial and administrative functions as it relates to construction management for various hotel renovation and development projects for 130 hotels.
  • Successfully managed over 80 capital renovation projects annually, between $200,000 to $25,000,000 per project.
  • First year, improved revenue structure increasing revenue by $1,900,000.
  • Provided leadership to team on all major capital project financials, contract administration, and reporting related activities as well as the accounts payable process.
  • Developed and maintained annual departmental budget in collaboration with VP of Capital Planning and Development.
  • Facilitated communication with ownership groups and stakeholders regarding both project and departmental financial reporting.
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees for future growth.
Fiscal Analyst, Plant Fund, 2012 to 2018
Harrisburg Area Community CollegeCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for all aspects of management and operations of Capital finance related functions across seven campuses.
  • Successfully closed multiple projects in excess of $1,000,000, including a $12,000,000 building renovation.
  • Collaborate with senior administrators to develop annual budgets that align with the college strategic plans for maximizing the cost-to-benefit ratio.
  • Personally manage a portfolio of over 300 projects/purchases per year including equip., tech. and facility modifications.
  • Provide leadership, mentorship and training to other staff.
  • Consistently receive highest rating in performance competencies.
  • Excellent knowledge of procurement principles, processes and theories.
  • Develop standard operating procedures that increase department efficiency.
  • Monitored and reported budgetary discrepancies to corporate senior management to maximize reporting efficiency and finalized spending plans.
  • Promoted from Specialist
Junior Accountant, 2005 to 2012
Manpower (position At Harley-Davidson Motor Co.)City, STATE,
  • Serve as a key member of the office of payroll and finance.
  • Victorious in navigating payroll complexity during major plant restructuring.
  • Responsible for production reporting and asset distribution in accordance with company goals.
  • Provide training to staff for invoicing and expense reporting in SAP.
  • Successfully manage checkbook for York Restructuring Project over $75,000,000.
  • Extensive experience in procurement and accounts payable processes.
  • Managed complex finance projects under direction of senior management to meet deadlines and budget limitations.
  • Promoted from Executive Assistant.
Associate Degree: Business Administration, Expected in
Harrisburg Area Community College - ,

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