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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Offering 14 years of experience, including 9 years in plant operations as an integral team member, providing financial guidance to the plant leadership & supply chain finance team. Accomplished in recognizing operational inefficiencies and implementing internal controls and procedures. Collaborative and enjoys working in a team.

  • SAP-R/3 proficiency
  • Variance analysis
  • Internal control
  • Good communication skills
  • Collaborative
  • Multitasking
Finance Analyst, 06/2012 to 11/2020
Jones Lange Lasalle Inc., CA,

Led the Colgate Palmolive -Burlington, NJ plant in all financial affairs. Partnered with the plant manager, operations & procurement teams to achieve operational goals & implement savings projects. Site finance leader responsible for plant budget, product costing, Sox compliance, variance analysis, financial closing, management reporting & reviews. Monitored plant related balance sheet accounts. Reported to the Global Oral Care Finance Director/ North America Finance Director.

  • Prepared & presented annual plant budget & estimates to North America Supply Chain VP’s & Finance Leadership team.
  • Cultivated cost focused mindset at the site through regular spend reviews with department leads thereby driving accountability, minimizing manufacturing variances & delivering targeted financial results.
  • Identified opportunities & risk through in-depth account analysis & balance sheet reconciliation.
  • Implemented procedures for inventory that helped reduce slow moving and obsolete inventory (SLOB) by 50%. Led the annual physical inventory count. Strengthened cycle count procedures.
  • Established procedures to track & analyze production related material variances. Trained operations team on processes & system.
  • Implemented controls on capital expenditures/fixed assets to ensure adherence to financial policies and reduce risk.
  • Collaborate cross functionally with domestic & global stakeholders including tax, treasury, legal to support operations.
  • Enhanced Inter-company billing process thereby reducing 40 man hrs /month and smoother inter-co closing.
  • Effectively reduced third party accounts receivable aged balance from over $1.5 million to $200k.
  • Successfully led the plant through two internal finance corporate audits with no significant finding.

Other Short-Term Assignments /Projects

  • Core member for S4 HANA implementation for the plant 2020.
  • Coordinated & validated insurance submissions for global sites related to Supplier Force Majeure 2018.
  • Played integral role in cost savings project- Modeled multiple financial scenarios, calculated savings for divisions, projections, managed & tracked onetime cost 2016-18.
  • Validated and provided inputs related to transfer price study for PWC team 2017.
  • Contributed to the North America Finance team by validating & reporting savings projects for Oral care, Personal care and Home care categories 2017.
  • Core member for the Kronos Time & Attendance implementation project for the plant 2016-17.
  • Guest auditor for the CP- Tennessee plant Corporate Audit 2016.
North America Supply Chain Finance Intern, 06/2011 to 05/2012
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, MA,

Assisted Supply Chain Finance Department in detailed compilation of month-end and quarter-end close documents. Reconciled, tracked and resolved issues between Accounts Payable, Goods Receipt Report and Liabilities Report.

  • Collaborated with team members and key departments on high-level, detailed inventory and accounts payable reports. Assisted in SOX testing.
  • Facilitated preparation of budgets and estimates reports and prepared NVO report for US supply chain department.
  • Prepared monthly Accounts Payable & Supplier Managed Inventory reports and liaised with suppliers.
  • Analyzed un-vouchered receipts report and provided documentation to Finance Department.
Senior Financial Assistant, 2004 to 2008
Hewlett-Packard, STATE,

Managed team of seven financial assistants and trained and monitored progress of 25 new team members. Developed and executed projects that decreased employee work and company expenditures. Supervised interaction with Vendor Data Maintenance Team as part of ongoing effort to effectively manage compliance and requests.

  • Eliminated hours of manual intervention by streamlining data flow between inter-company vendor systems.
  • Reduced invoice processing time 20% through a Six Sigma Green Belt project to develop structured systems.
  • Improved team productivity & facilitated cross-process trainings through Capacity Utilization & Efficiency analysis.
  • Managed and controlled access to World Wide Procurement vendor database and approved the requester list for EMEA countries.
  • Transitioned and stabilized Purchase Order Correction (POC) process for Asia Pacific (APAC) region and managed POC and invoicing processes for APAC, Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Education and Training
Master of Science: Public Accounting, Expected in 2012
Pace University - NY,
Master of Arts: Business Economics, Expected in 2008
Annamalai University - India,
Post Graduate Diploma: Financial Engineering , Expected in 2003
Loyola Institute of Business Administration - India,
Bachelor of Commerce : Commerce, Expected in 2002
Mahatma Gandhi University - India,

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