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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Structured Accounting Manager skilled in leadership and team development, illustrated over 12 years of accounting and management experience. Meticulous and detail-oriented approach to task completion. Focused on correcting discrepancies to increase accuracy and data integrity.

Accomplishments
Skills
  • Account reconciliation specialist
  • Budget Management
  • Payroll Processing
  • Fiscal budgeting knowledge
  • MS Office Suite
  • Financial Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Leadership Development
Work History
Finance and Accounting Officer, 08/2020 to Current
Medical ScienceResearch Triangle Park, NC,
  • Participates in decision-making sessions with the District Engineer, the Resource Management Officer and other top management officials.
  • Provides guidance and expertise on using accounting data to disclose trends, unfavorable situations and deviations from standards.
  • Represents the District in intra and inter-department affairs in reports of inspection and audit initiated by the General Accounting office, Army Audit agency, Inspector General and others.
  • Independently solves problems, except those requiring decisions of the Comptroller General.
  • Studies and interprets laws, regulations and decisions relative to Finance and Accounting matters.
  • Standardizes and simplifies methods and procedures.
  • Studies proposed changes to determine implementation costs and expected impact on accounting mission.
  • Plans and directs the accounting programs for the District.
  • Determines and implements policies, procedures and techniques.
  • Plans and integrates a continuous program for improved program effectiveness.
  • Furnishes advice on unusual financial management issues and makes final decisions on controversial topics.
  • Responsible and accountable for the administrative control of funds including use of funds, purpose and bonafide need.
  • Responsible for establishing, maintaining and augmenting COE finance and accounting systems.
  • Interfaces these with other programs and systems to provide managers with financial management information.
  • Advises managers of system characteristics and operating procedures needed to obtain desired information.
  • Conducts personnel management activities by assigning work to a subordinate staff.
  • Selects employees for placement and promotion to subordinate positions.
  • Plans for future workload adjustments and requirements.
  • Initiates or participates in review and improvement of work methods, organizational features and the structuring of positions.
  • Establishes performance standards and evaluates subordinates.
  • Promotes and administers a variety of management programs such as Safety, Cost Reduction, Incentive Awards, Suggestions, Equal Employment Opportunity, Upward Mobility and Total Quality Management.
  • Schedules and approves leave.
  • Ensures a system of internal controls is in place to prevent fraud, waste and abuse of resources.
  • Created budgets and forecasts for management group to meet regular accounting deadlines.
  • Mitigated accounting risks through identification and improvement of process inefficiencies.
  • Managed payroll operations for team of 122 employees.
  • Supervised accounting department operations and team of up to 5 employees.
  • Brought errors to near-zero in reporting, payroll administration and general bookkeeping.
  • Supported monthly reporting analysis to achieve validation of internal reports and to reconcile production operations and general ledger.
  • Partnered with auditors on annual audits and realized compliance with governmental tax guidelines.
  • Enhanced budget administration by reviewing reports, leveraging knowledge to strengthen controls and improve transparency.
Budget Analyst, 03/2019 to 07/2020
Suburban PropaneHartsville, SC,
  • Ensure month end processing warnings are cleared prior to the last day of the month.
  • CEFMS reports identifying expired funds are coordinated with funding analyst prior to funding and Period of Performance (POP)/Order expiration date.
  • Effectively communicate CRA requirements between the District, Division, and HQUSACE.
  • Provide funding guidance in accordance with policies, regulations and laws.
  • When necessary develop new guidance or providing further clarification of already established documents.
  • Monitor execution and prepare actual expense reports for assigned accounts.
  • Discuss status of the execution of funds with Branch Chief at least every other month and prepare budget submissions for the initial budget and the mid-year budgets.
  • Coordinate funding requirements for assigned accounts and prepare or approve purchase request.
  • Maintain DoD Financial Management Level II Certification.
  • Remain current and knowledgeable on Emergency Response Financial Management in order to accept funding and mission assignments within one hour of receiving notice of funding without error.
  • Communicate effectively to find solutions to problems that arise.
  • Resolve financial issues quickly, research financial policy, regulations, and laws and provide a recommendation on the pending issue to the funding analyst, PM or client.
  • All necessary requirements to accept funding documents are effectively communicated to the PMs, analyst and customers.
  • Changes in the CEFMS funding module is clearly and effectively communicated to funding analyst.
  • Supervisor: Patrick Horton (816-389-3388) Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes.
  • Reviewed monthly operations to assess compliance with budgets and determine necessary adjustments for future plans.
  • Monitored and reported budgetary discrepancies to corporate senior management to maximize reporting efficiency and finalized spending plans.
Staff Accountant, 09/2013 to 03/2019
US Army Corps Of EngineersCity, STATE,
  • Serve as the Systems Accountant and CFO Audit Accountant for the district.
  • Research and analyze monthly status reports to ensure compliance with established regulations and policies.
  • Initiate and conduct Joint Review of Commitments, Unliquidated Obligations (ULO), and Customer Orders.
  • Ensures validity of accounting information through reconciliations and confirmations of Commitment, ULO and Customer Order reviews with Project Managers, Contracting, Budget Analysts and Program Analysts.
  • Provide fiscal law research and oversight for budget analysts to ensure proper use of funds.
  • Provides interpretations of accounting reports, statements, and other accounting data reflecting the interrelationships between accounting, budgeting, and other management data.
  • Participate in work group or team to accomplish assigned tasks and functions in support of programs within the organization., (This is a federal job) Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills: Serve as the Military Accountant, Government Travel Card Manager, and the Mass Transit Program Manager for the district.
  • Process and analyze the monthly reports for Military programs, including new asset work items, un- liquidated obligations review, and construction in progress status.
  • Coordinate and input the data into the monthly management review charts.
  • Direct and execute the transfer of property from the Corps of Engineers to various military installations around the area utilizing the Corps of Engineers Financial Management System (CEFMS) financial management module.
  • Analyze and certify purchase requests to ensure that the proper funding is utilized as well as sufficient funding is available for the request.
  • Provide fiscal law research and oversight to the project to ensure proper use of funds.
  • Research and review the financial regulations to determine if the situation warrants funding and what funding is authorized., (This is a federal job) Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills: Continued rotation through developmental program to understand the business aspects of the Resource Management Office.
  • Analyze and certify purchase requests to ensure that the proper funding is utilized as well as sufficient funding is available for the request.
  • Provide fiscal law research and oversight to the project to ensure proper use of funds.
  • Research and review the financial regulations to determine if the situation warrants funding and what funding is authorized.
  • Serve as the Military Accountant for the district.
  • Process and analyze the monthly reports for Military programs, including new asset work items, un-liquidated obligations review, and construction in progress status., (This is a federal job) Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills: Rotated through developmental program to understand the business aspects of the Resource Management Office.Analyze and certify purchase requests to ensure that the proper funding is utilized as well as sufficient funding is available for the request.
  • Provide fiscal law research and oversight to the project to ensure proper use of funds.
  • Research and review the financial regulations to determine if the situation warrants funding and what funding is authorized.
  • Performed advanced reviews of business operational trends and expected obligations to prepare accurate forecasts.
  • Identified and investigated variances to financial plans and forecasts.
  • Updated financial management systems to reduce financial discrepancies and increased cost savings through implementation of internal controls.
  • Completed end-of-year financial audits by collaborating with various coworkers.
  • Achieved compliance with audit standards and objectives by monitoring and upgrading accounting practices.
  • Completed compliance audits, sustaining compliance with Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982.
  • Enhanced budget administration by reviewing reports, leveraging knowledge to strengthen controls and improve transparency.
  • Contacted customers to immediately find resolutions for escalated issues.
  • Promoted continuous workflow and issue resolution through communication and identification of conflicts.
  • Exercised custodial control over capital improvement funds to achieve regulatory compliance.
  • Reduced audit risk through analysis and preparation of deliverables for CPA audit firm.
  • Created training protocol and mentored new accounting and senior staff on best practices and procedures.
  • Supported human resources by preparing payroll checks and employee liability balances.
Staff Sergeant, 03/2002 to 08/2012
Eglin Air ForceCity, STATE,
  • Formulated, developed, defended and presented the Element's operating budget.
  • Responsible for creating, analyzing and presenting financial plans and reports, such as, the Cost of Doing Business, Obligation Plans, Budget vs.
  • Actual and Command Management Review charts.
  • Received and allocated funds, ensuring the proper use of funds.
  • Provided fiscal law advice specific to the various appropriations, to managers, program and project leaders and other budget analysts within the Squadron.
  • Oversaw teams planning, implementing and realigning field and base operational strategies.
  • Supervised manual and automated supply strategies, and connected with supply and data processing teams to facilitate communication and collaboration.
  • Handled administrative requirements, maintained records and submitted operational reports.
  • Ordered, unloaded, sorted and tracked supplies and equipment needed for unit activities.
  • Offered friendly and efficient service to customers, handled challenging situations with ease.
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.
  • Resolved problems, improved operations and provided exceptional service.
  • Prepared a variety of different written communications, reports and documents to ensure smooth operations.
  • Participated in continuous improvement by generating suggestions, engaging in problem-solving activities to support teamwork.
Education
States Master's degree: Accounting, Expected in 12/2013 to Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs, CO
GPA:
GPA: 3.98, GPA: 4.0, Credits Earned: 48 Quarter Hours, Summa Cum Laude
Bachelor's degree: Accounting, Expected in 5 /2012 to Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs, CO
GPA:
GPA: 3.57, GPA: 4.0, : Cum Laude
Certifications

Certified Defense Financial Manager- June 2019 to Present

DoD Certified Financial Manager - September 2015 to Present

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School Attended

  • Colorado Technical University
  • Colorado Technical University

Job Titles Held:

  • Finance and Accounting Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Staff Accountant
  • Staff Sergeant

Degrees

  • States Master's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

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