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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary
Senior Finance leader with 12+ years of professional experience heavily focused in financial analytics and accounting practices. Professional presence with a solid work ethic and customer service oriented. Team player who is comfortable working with all levels of management and staff. Creative problem solver who provides and implements cost effective solutions and continuously looking for way to create efficiencies and drive business profitability. Detail oriented with advanced skills in all Microsoft office applications.
Highlights
  • Strong experience in both short and long term financial planning 
  • Polished communication skills and comfortable working with all levels of management driving motivation and success with human capital
  • Proficient in creating and tracking key performance indicators to drive business 
  • Experienced in ERP/System conversions and transitions from legacy systems 
  • Creation of financial reporting and modeling to communicate manufacturing cost goals and targets
Experience
07/2011 to Current DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Benchmark Hospitality | Kitty Hawk, NC,
06/2011 to Current DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Benchmark Hospitality | Santa Cruz, CA,
  • Facilitated and led team during month-end close processes, invoicing, journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Created executive analysis reports highlighting business issues, potential risks and profit opportunities.
  • Created detailed financial models and analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis.
  • Managed $250K+ annual expense budgets across logistics finance organization
  • Providing guidance for monthly forecast process and giving strategic financial leadership to the business on achieving goals
  • Analyze financial, operational, and accounting data for the development of reports to be delivered to various business segments
  • Support reporting and analytics such as KPI’s, metrics, financial reports and creating & improving dashboards
  • Provide metrics and KPI’s that improve the key drivers of operations and enable effective management, decision-making and execution
  • Perform analysis, financial planning and provide recommendations to senior management to achieve strategic goals
  • Perform ad-hoc reporting and analysis as required to support the business and its leaders
  • Recap and analyze business results versus plan and forecast on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc basis to ensure goals are reached
  • Streamlined spending analysis to a more accurate, efficient and automated process
  • Designed and created weekly and monthly spending reports
  • Executed and reported variance and gap analysis
  • Created monthly PowerPoint presentations illustrating business performance and goals
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06/2011 to Current DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Benchmark Hospitality | Woodinville, WA,
  • Facilitated and led team during month-end close processes, invoicing, journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Created executive analysis reports highlighting business issues, potential risks and profit opportunities.
  • Created detailed financial models and analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis.
  • Managed $250M+ annual expense budgets across logistics finance organization
  • Responsible for $350M sales business unit P&L management including revenue, cost of goods, SG&A, and profit margins
  • Providing guidance for monthly forecast process and giving strategic financial leadership to the business on achieving goals
  • Analyze financial, operational, and accounting data for the development of reports to be delivered to various business segments
  • Support reporting and analytics such as KPI’s, metrics, financial reports and creating & improving dashboards
  • Provide metrics and KPI’s that improve the key drivers of operations and enable effective management, decision-making and execution
  • Perform analysis, financial planning and provide recommendations to senior management to achieve strategic goals
  • Perform ad-hoc reporting and analysis as required to support the business and its leaders
  • Recap and analyze business results versus plan and forecast on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc basis to ensure goals are reached
  • Streamlined spending analysis to a more accurate, efficient and automated process
  • Designed and created weekly and monthly spending reports
  • Executed and reported variance and gap analysis
  • Created monthly PowerPoint presentations illustrating business performance and goals
06/2011 to Current DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Benchmark Hospitality | Manchester, VT,
  • Facilitated and led logistics finance team during month-end close processes, including invoicing, journal entries, accrual obligations and account reconciliations.
  • Created executive analysis reports highlighting business issues, potential risks and profit opportunities.
  • Created detailed financial models and analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis.
  • Managed $250M+ annual expense budgets across logistics finance organization
  • Responsible for $350M sales business unit P&L management including revenue, cost of goods, SG&A, and profit margins
  • Providing guidance for monthly forecast process and giving strategic financial leadership to the business on achieving goals
  • Analyze financial, operational, and accounting data for the development of reports to be delivered to various business segments
  • Support reporting and analytics such as KPI’s, metrics, financial reports and creating & improving dashboards
  • Provide metrics and KPI’s that improve the key drivers of operations and enable effective management, decision-making and execution
  • Perform analysis, financial planning and provide recommendations to senior management to achieve strategic goals
  • Perform ad-hoc reporting and analysis as required to support the business and its leaders
  • Recap and analyze business results versus plan and forecast on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc basis to ensure goals are reached
  • Streamlined spending analysis to a more accurate, efficient and automated process
  • Designed and created weekly and monthly spending reports
  • Executed and reported variance and gap analysis
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  • Created monthly PowerPoint presentations illustrating business performance and goals
06/2011 to Current DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Benchmark Hospitality | Jackson, WY,
  • Facilitated and led logistics finance team during month-end close processes, including invoicing, journal entries, accrual obligations and account reconciliations.
  • Created executive analysis reports highlighting business issues, potential risks and profit opportunities.
  • Created detailed financial models and analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis.
  • Managed $250M+ annual expense budgets across logistics finance organization
  • Responsible for $350M sales business unit P&L management including revenue, cost of goods, SG&A, and profit margins
  • Providing guidance for monthly forecast process and giving strategic financial leadership to the business on achieving goals
  • Analyze financial, operational, and accounting data for the development of reports to be delivered to various business segments
  • Provide metrics and KPI’s that improve the key drivers of operations and enable effective management, decision-making and execution
  • Perform analysis, financial planning and provide recommendations to senior management to achieve strategic goals
  • Perform ad-hoc reporting and analysis as required to support the business and its leaders
  • Recap and analyze business results versus plan and forecast on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc basis to ensure goals are reached
  • Streamlined spending analysis to a more accurate, efficient and automated process
  • Designed and created weekly and monthly spending reports
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  • Executed and reported variance and gap analysis
  • Created monthly PowerPoint presentations illustrating business performance and goals
06/2011 to Current DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Benchmark Hospitality | College Station, TX,
  • Facilitated and led logistics finance team during month-end close processes, including invoicing, journal entries, accrual obligations and account reconciliations.
  • Created executive analysis reports highlighting business issues, potential risks and profit opportunities.
  • Created detailed financial models and analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis.
  • Managed $250M+ annual expense budgets across logistics finance organization
  • Responsible for $350M sales business unit P&L management including revenue, cost of goods, SG&A, and profit margins
  • Providing guidance for monthly forecast process and giving strategic financial leadership to the business on achieving goals
  • Analyze financial, operational, and accounting data for the development of reports to be delivered to various business segments
  • Provide metrics and KPI’s that improve the key drivers of operations and enable effective management, decision-making and execution
  • Standard costing experience and budgeting across manufacturing function.
  • Perform analysis, financial planning and provide recommendations to senior management to achieve strategic goals
  • Recap and analyze business results versus plan and forecast on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc basis to ensure goals are reached
  • Streamlined spending analysis to create more accurate, efficient and automated processes
  • Participated in large ERP system transitions and new implementations in finance organization
  • Worked closely across all business functions to create strong relationship and partnerships and ensuring communication across the company and knowledge of all downstream/upstream processes are considered.
  • Participating in quarterly and annual audits with both internal and external partners.
06/2011 to Current DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Benchmark Hospitality | Houston, TX,
  • Facilitated and led logistics finance team during month-end close processes, including invoicing, journal entries, accrual obligations and account reconciliations.
  • Created executive analysis reports highlighting business issues, potential risks and profit opportunities.
  • Created detailed financial models and analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis.
  • Managed $250M+ annual expense budgets across logistics finance organization
  • Responsible for $350M sales business unit P&L management including revenue, cost of goods, SG&A, and profit margins
  • Providing guidance for monthly forecast process and giving strategic financial leadership to the business on achieving goals
  • Analyze financial, operational, and accounting data for the development of reports to be delivered to various business segments
  • Provide metrics and KPI’s that improve the key drivers of operations and enable effective management, decision-making and execution
  • Standard costing experience and budgeting across manufacturing functions.
  • Perform analysis, financial planning and provide recommendations to senior management to achieve strategic goals
  • Recap and analyze business results versus plan and forecast on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc basis to ensure goals are reached
  • Streamlined spending analysis to create more accurate, efficient and automated processes
  • Participated in large ERP system transitions and new implementations in finance organization
  • Worked closely across all business functions to create strong relationship and partnerships and ensuring communication across the company and knowledge of all downstream/upstream processes are considered.
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  • Participating in quarterly and annual audits with both internal and external partners.
06/2011 to Current DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Benchmark Hospitality | Roanoke, VA,
  • Facilitated and led logistics finance team during month-end close processes, including invoicing, journal entries, accrual obligations and account reconciliations.
  • Created executive analysis reports highlighting business issues, potential risks and profit opportunities.
  • Created detailed financial models and analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis.
  • Managed $250M+ annual expense budgets across logistics finance organization
  • Responsible for $350M sales business unit P&L management including revenue, cost of goods, SG&A, and profit margins
  • Providing guidance for monthly forecast process and giving strategic financial leadership to the business on achieving goals
  • Analyze financial, operational, and accounting data for the development of reports to be delivered to various business segments
  • Provide metrics and KPI’s that improve the key drivers of operations and enable effective management, decision-making and execution
  • Standard costing experience and budgeting across manufacturing functions.
  • Perform analysis, financial planning and provide recommendations to senior management to achieve strategic goals
  • Recap and analyze business results versus plan and forecast on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc basis to ensure goals are reached
  • Streamlined spending analysis to create more accurate, efficient and automated processes
  • Participated in large ERP system transitions and new implementations in finance organization
  • Worked closely across all business functions to create strong relationship and partnerships and ensuring communication across the company and knowledge of all downstream/upstream processes are considered.
  • Participating in quarterly and annual audits with both internal and external partners.
  • Created and presented pro forma statements and "what if" analysis to exective leadership
06/2011 to Current DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Eldorado Resorts, Inc. | Lula, MS,
  • Facilitated and led logistics finance team during month-end close processes, including invoicing, journal entries, accrual obligations and account reconciliations
  • Created executive analysis reports highlighting business issues, potential risks and profit opportunities
  • Created detailed financial models and analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis
  • Managed $250M+ annual expense budgets across logistics finance organization
  • Responsible for $350M sales business unit P&L management including revenue, cost of goods, SG&A, and profit margins
  • Providing guidance for monthly forecast process and giving strategic financial leadership to the business on achieving goals
  • Analyze financial, operational, and accounting data for the development of reports to be delivered to various business segments
  • Provide metrics and KPI’s that improve the key drivers of operations and enable effective management, decision-making and execution
  • Standard costing experience and budgeting across manufacturing functions
  • Perform analysis, financial planning and provide recommendations to senior management to achieve strategic goals
  • Recap and analyze business results versus plan and forecast on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc basis to ensure goals are reached
  • Streamlined spending analysis to create more accurate, efficient and automated processes
  • Participated in large ERP system transitions and new implementations in finance organization
  • Worked closely across all business functions to create strong relationship and partnerships and ensuring communication across the company and knowledge of all downstream/upstream processes are considered
  • Participating in quarterly and annual audits with both internal and external partners
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  • Created and presented pro forma statements and "what if" analysis to exective leadership
06/2011 to Current DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Eldorado Resorts, Inc. | Boonville, MO,
  • Facilitated and led logistics finance team during month-end close processes, including invoicing, journal entries, accrual obligations and account reconciliations
  • Created executive analysis reports highlighting business issues, potential risks and profit opportunities
  • Created detailed financial models and analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis
  • Managed $250M+ annual expense budgets across logistics finance organization
  • Responsible for $350M sales business unit P&L management including revenue, cost of goods, SG&A, and profit margins
  • Providing guidance for monthly forecast process and giving strategic financial leadership to the business on achieving goals
  • Analyze financial, operational, and accounting data for the development of reports to be delivered to various business segments
  • Provide metrics and KPI’s that improve the key drivers of operations and enable effective management, decision-making and execution
  • Standard costing experience and budgeting across manufacturing functions
  • Recap and analyze business results versus plan and forecast on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc basis to ensure goals are reached
  • Streamlined spending analysis to create more accurate, efficient and automated processes
  • Participated in large ERP system transitions and new implementations in finance organization
  • Worked closely across all business functions to create strong relationship and partnerships and ensuring communication across the company and knowledge of all downstream/upstream processes are considered
  • Participating in quarterly and annual audits with both internal and external partners
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  • Created and presented pro forma statements and "what if" analysis to exective leadership
03/2007 to 05/2011 FINANCIAL ANALYST/PROJECT MANAGER Merieux Nutrisciences Corporation | Arlington, TX,
  • Monthly P&L management, including Financial and operations analysis for profitability comparisons, risk management, and expense management.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive and summarized reporting package to monitor the performance each month in all critical areas - sales, gross margin, expenses, inventory, productivity, etc.
  • SuperUser of Data Warehouse and reporting systems (Oracle, OBIEE, EssBase, Business Objects) Developed consolidated reporting for EOA (Lens and Lab divisions) for senior executives.
  • Produce pro-forma/trend analysis using, forecast, budget, and history to identify threats and opportunities.
  • Develop a business partner relationship by providing them with the means to understand their sales, margin, and expenses while offering recommendations for ways to improve their business.
  • Budget/Forecasting development and management using input from top management and operations.
  • Prepare management presentations to be reviewed at Executive Board meetings.
  • Master System User of Budgeting and Planning Application (SAP/Business Objects) to provide support for all business units using this software (140 users) Support the VP of Finance Business Analysis on special projects for system and business process re-engineering, cost reduction, and systems enhancements (ACE) Coordination point for consolidated reporting in the Commercial Sales Business Initiate projects to achieve improvements in identified areas Six Sigma/Lean Management Certified.
10/2006 to 04/2007 OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR Avantor | Worcester, MA,
  • Create and prepare training documentation (handouts, training guides, test cases) and presentation material to be available for new hires.
  • Strategic planning and forecasting to assist in new cost reduction projects/programs.
  • Develop program and system mapping exercises for database conversion Prepare as Subject Matter Expert for assigned project Responsible for the integration of an internal corporate treasury security tracking program from Boston office to Dallas.
10/2005 to 10/2006 PRICING ANALYST JP Morgan Chase & Co | City, STATE,
  • Research and analyze domestic and foreign securities Prepare daily and monthly security reports via our pricing vendors Work closely with Accounting Department to ensure timely and accurate reporting to our clients regarding their investment portfolios Management of various corporate retirement accounts, reporting on a monthly and daily basis Prepare daily and monthly pricing variance reports for specific accounts.
Education
Expected in 2006 MBA | FINANCE University of North Texas, Denton, Texas GPA:
Expected in 2003 Bachelor of Science | ACCOUNTING Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma GPA:
Participated in the VITA program
Accounting Club Member 
Skills
Accounting, Budgeting and Planning, Business Analysis, Business process re-engineering, Cost reduction analysis, Finance Reporting, Financial Statements, Forecasting, Inventory reconciliations, Manufacturing Costing analysis, Oracle, Payroll, Risk management, Sales, System conversions/Implementations, SAP, Six Sigma, Strategic planning, Tax returns, Trend analysis

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School Attended
  • University of North Texas
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Job Titles Held:
  • DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
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  • PRICING ANALYST
Degrees
  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science