Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Highly collaborative Director of Finance promoting more than 13 years of proficiency in identifying and analyzing trends and partnering with other departmental leader. Demonstrated success leading financial systems and programs while managing internal accounting processes, improving controls and strengthening systems for optimal performance. Proficient in all aspects of accounting, including accounts payable and receivable, budget administration, tax filing, payroll and grant witting. Offering HR, issue resolution and staff training skills.

  • Organizational skills
  • Risk mitigation
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Cost control and reduction
  • Financial analysis and reporting
  • Familiar with account coding
  • Budget forecasting
  • Business development expertise
  • Process implementation
  • Staff Management
  • Strategic and financial planning
  • Human resources knowledge
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Problem-Solving
  • Decision-Making
Work History
Director of Finance & HR, 01/2011 - Current
Aimbridge Hospitality Durham, NC,
  • Forecasted trends and recommended improvements based on financial risk analyses.
  • Established and enforced controls on revenue and expenses to protect company assets.
  • Maintained responsive organization with sustained revenue growth through industry forecast monitoring and deliberate financial planning.
  • Monitored budget and revenue trends, compiling reports for company leadership to inform decision-making.
  • Supported operations management, sales and marketing efforts to increase revenue and overall financial health.
  • Introduced software tools and process improvements to mitigate loss and drive operational growth.
  • Enhanced internal control systems and procedures to mitigate risk and support opportunities.
  • Assisted with recruiting, interviewing and hiring new department employees.
  • Gathered financial information, prepared documents and closed books.
  • Set up and improved accounting systems and processes to meet business needs and maximize operational success.
  • Partnered with auditors to track errors and add contributions to maintain accuracy.
  • Reconciled accounts and reviewed expense data, net worth and assets.
  • Handled day-to-day accounting processes to drive financial accuracy.
  • Prepared and filed tax forms to meet needs of the organization.
  • Reduced process lags by accurately managing confidential records for staff members.
  • Provided resolution to complex and confidential issues.
  • Facilitated successful policy implementation and enforcement to maintain legal and operational compliance.
  • Structured compensation and benefits according to market conditions and budget demands.
  • Utilized compliance tools, corrective actions and identification of deficiencies to mitigate audit risks.
  • Accurately prepared weekly payroll and tracking data using ADP system.
  • Provided guidance on policies and procedures to harmonize responses, provide appropriate investigation actions and reach resolution of grievances.
  • Monitored specific programs' adherence to established schedules and operating budgets.
  • Collaborated with programmatic teams to streamline processes and improve profit margins.
  • Standardized processes, evaluated programs and conducted performance reviews with eye toward continuous improvement for organization.
  • Developed systems to track and log work issues.
  • Processed payrolls on regular basis for all employees nationally.
  • Calculated salaries, rate changes, retroactive adjustments, overtime, bonus, vacation, termination and garnishments using QuickBooks and ADP
  • Verified timekeeping records and handled any discrepancies with employees.
Assistant Director of Finance, 01/2009 - 12/2010
Florida Tile Dayton, OH,
  • Communicated with staff, vendors and contractors regarding invoices and payment status to facilitate accounts payable and accounts receivable procedures.
  • Liaised with CFO to prepare monthly, quarterly and end-of year reporting.
  • Prepared financial statements, accruals and journal entries and maintained monthly reconciliations.
  • Submitted regular sales tax filings, 1099 reporting, and IRS filing to comply with state and federal tax laws.
  • Assisted with recruiting, interviewing and hiring new department employees.
Assistant Branch Manager, 06/2001 - 12/2008
Bed Bath & Beyond Durham, NC,
  • Developed and managed employee schedules, balancing individual requests and requirements with business needs.
  • Collaborated with tellers, universal bankers and personal bankers to exceed sales goals.
  • Trained and developed new team members in alignment with branch service standards and objectives.
  • Directed promotion and brand loyalty efforts to build direct relationships with customers.
  • Built rapport with account holders by reaching out with product recommendations and account updates.
  • Conducted weekly staff meetings to motivate staff members, address concerns and questions, plan improvements and evaluate progress toward goals.
  • Reviewed credit applications for risk factors and credit worthiness.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of branch financial products, loans and lines of credit.
  • Supervised and evaluated staff to help improve skills, achieve daily objectives and attain advancement.
  • Responded to customer concerns, working with manager to significantly raise customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Prospected for new business through networking, community outreach and customer referral generation.
  • Developed customized solutions of deposit, lending and other products for small business customers.
  • Completed highly accurate, high-volume money counts via both manual and machine-driven approaches.
  • Documented transactions and moved, deposited or withdrew money accurately to prevent errors.
  • Performed loan servicing functions to check compliance with applicable terms and conditions.
  • Assisted customers with setting up or closing accounts, completing loan applications and signing up for new services.
  • Evaluated client financial positions and identified most appropriate banking products.
  • Supervised branch operations and made continuous improvements in each area.
  • Balanced teller drawers and ATM cash.
Retail Supervisor, 06/1999 - 05/2001
Today's Man City, STATE,
  • Oversaw continuous floor maintenance and recovery efforts, keeping displays and shelves customer-ready and professionally presented.
  • Trained and oriented associates to maximize team performance.
  • Monitored cashiers' work and balanced registers to maintain strong financial controls.
  • Created timely and accurate inventory, cash and production reports for senior managers.
  • Scheduled workers and delegated assignments to effectively meet expected customer and business demands.
  • Examined incoming inventory, merchandised shelves and prevented shrinkage.
  • Assisted customers in making informed purchase choices and selecting products.
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Expected in 06/2023
University of Maryland Global Campus - Adelphi, MD,
Bachelor of Science: Finance, Expected in 06/2016
University of Maryland Global Campus - Adelphi, MD,

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  • University of Maryland Global Campus
  • University of Maryland Global Campus

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  • Director of Finance & HR
  • Assistant Director of Finance
  • Assistant Branch Manager
  • Retail Supervisor


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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