Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Executive Profile

Progressive eight years of professional experience in hotel accounting with an In-depth knowledge of the workings of General Accepted Accounting Principles(GAAP) in addition to SOX compliance. I have an in-depth knowledge of hotel operations, accounting and payroll systems with an extensive knowledge of computer technology and hotel applications like Great Plains, Opera, Micros POS and OnQ. Strong administrative and organizational skills with the ability to foster a working relationship with colleagues at all levels. Ability to analyze financial data, prepare financial reports, statements and projections.

Skill Highlights
  • P&L Management
  • Budget development and analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Departmental operations management
  • Staff training and development
  • Strong analytical skills
Core Accomplishments
  • Assisted with the take over of the hotel On The Ave (OTA) in 2008. Was a direct liaison between he hotel and management company for three months until a permanent Director of Finance was placed
  • Successfully completed the closure of Embassy Suites Battery Park for re-branding
  • Assisted with the development of several staff members that went on to grow within Highgate Hotels
  • Successfully assisted with the closure of the in-house laundry department at DoubleTree Times Square
Professional Experience
01/2011 to Current
Director of Finance Hewing Hotel Detroit, MI,

Prepare and present annual budget, monitor and assist with capital budget and rolling forecasts, in conjunction with the General Manager to management company and ownership. Develop, document and maintain financial reports and budget expenses. Prepare all month end financial data in accordance with GAAP and SOX compliance. Prepare and monitor all internal/external audit documentation and ensure property is in full compliance. Establish and implement policies and procedures as needed to ensure internal controls. Generate and implement hotel/management companies best practices and SOP's to enhance revenues, guest service and to improve cost and productivity. Maintain compliance with all legal requirements, finance and accounting policies and procedures of the hotel. Provide complete and accurate financial and hotel management reports. Train, counsel, supervise, and evaluate the performance of a staff of four.

03/2010 to 01/2011
Director of Finance Hewing Hotel Tampa, FL,

Responsible for supervising and directing the financial activities of the hotel and prepare all financial reports in accordance with GAAP. Perform the tasks of monitoring sales, purchases, salaries, payroll, and expenses of the hotel. Prepare forecasts and work with hotel staff to stay within the guidelines of the budget. I was brought in to assist with the closure of the hotel due to re-branding. Supervised a staff of 4 and worked closely with the ownership group and the Local 6 union on severance packages and transfers of employees to other properties. Responsible for all ongoing tax audits and ownerships reports during and after the close of the hotel.

01/2005 to 03/2010
Assistant Controller/Chief Accountant/AP Manager Park Central Hotel - Highgate Hotels City, STATE,

Served in a progressive role in the hotel accounting department for five years working my way from accounts payable manager to an Assistant Controller. Assisted the Director of Finance with the preparation of all financial data including budgeting, forecasts, and month end closings. Supervised a staff of 9 and was deeply involved in all aspects of the management of the hotel accounting department. Assist and council the hotel department staff on the interpretation of financial data and implement recommended courses of action to maximize profitability.

Expected in 2013
Bachelor of Science: Finance/Economics
Empire State College - New York, NY

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