director of finance resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Versatile and accomplished Finance Officer with 17 years of senior-level experience leading finance operations in the Governmental sector. Proven strengths in aligning finance strategies with overall business objectives. Proficient in Microsoft Office products.

  • Critical Thinking
  • Adaptable to Changing Conditions
  • Decision Making
  • Proactive and Focused
  • Financial Resources Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Revenue Generation
Work History
05/2016 to Current Director of Finance Juv Consulting | New York, NY,
  • Manage City of Newark’s annual operating and capital budgets ($99 million).
  • Responsible for all financial operations, including accounting, budgeting, asset management, risk management and utility rate administration (water, sewer, electric and stormwater).
  • Manage Information Technology (IT) operations.
  • Oversees twenty-three (23) employees, divided into four divisions, and reports directly to City Manager.
  • Studies and makes recommendations on internal controls, systems and procedures to provide more efficient programs.
  • Writes and reviews procedures and policies, assists in drafting of legislation to modify City Code.
  • Serves as financial representative on various ongoing City initiatives/projects (union negotiations, Referendum Town Hall meetings).
  • Reviews, prepares and delivers presentations, publications and informational websites for City Council and customers both internal and external to City of Newark.
  • Oversees preparation of City’s award-winning Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).
02/1999 to 04/2016 Accounting and Fiscal Manager New Castle County Government | City, STATE,
  • Managed New Castle County’s $256.7 million (FY2016) annual operating budget.
  • Managed payroll operations and payment of pensioners for over 3,300 employees and pensioners.
  • Studied and made recommendations on internal controls, systems and procedures to provide more efficient programs.
  • Directed and reviewed work of County-wide fiscal staff engaged in daily operations of the County; and provided technical assistance to those departments.
  • Drafted and reviewed procedures and policies, composed legislation to modify New Castle County Code. Provided fiscal review of all legislation presented to County Council.
  • Served as financial representative on various County projects (Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Plant, labor negotiations, Southern Sewer Financial Plan, Legacy Financial & Accounting System RFLI).
  • Reviewed, prepared and delivered presentations, publications and informational websites to customers both internal and external to New Castle County (County Council, Executive Office, New Castle County Financial Advisory Council, General Managers, public, etc.).
  • Formulated and recommended all New Castle County tax rates and sewer user fees.
12/1992 to 02/1999 Budget Officer/Regional Accountant USDA Forest Service | City, STATE,
  • Responsible for planning, allocation, reconciliation, reporting and briefing of the Northern Research Station’s annual budget to management.
  • Assisted in monthly and annual close-out of Federal Grants in accordance to guidelines of the USDA Forest Service.
  • Responsible for fiscal management of the Working Capital Fund, which included both motor vehicles and computer equipment.
  • Served as liaison between operating and management officials to ascertain their needs for accounting data; ensured that these needs were met; encouraged their use of accounting data in their management processes; and provided accounting statements that were accurate, timely, and related to the program budget process.
  • Devised and recommended the adaptation of procedures to implement budgetary processes, policies, and regulations issued by the USDA Forest Service.
  • Prepared information for Congressional inquiries, audits, and FOIA requests.
Expected in 12/1991 to to BS | Business Administration, Accounting Widener University, Chester, PA GPA:
Additional Information
  • 2011 to present: Treasurer, Augustine Creek Service Corporation
  • 2013 to present: Member, Appoquinimink School District Financial Advisory Committee
  • 2016 to present: Alternate Director, Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation
  • 2016 to present: Member, City of Newark Pension Committee
  • 2016 to present: Member, City of Newark Benefits Committee
  • 2017 to present: Finance Committee Member, Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation
  • 2019 to present: Member, City of Wilmington Utilities Citizens Advisory Board
  • 2017 to 2018: Member, Appoquinimink School District Feeder Pattern Committee
  • 2013 to 2015: Coach, Delaware Union Soccer
  • 2016 to 2017: New Castle County Finance Transition Team Member for County Executive Matt Meyer
  • 1999 to present: Member, Government Finance Officers Association
  • 2007 to 2016: Member, New Castle County Loan Review Board
  • Received a proclamation from the State of Delaware House of Representatives (April 2014) for creating a successful financial plan to pull the Augustine Creek Service Corporation out of pending bankruptcy.

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