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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Efficient Financial Manager skilled at consistently meeting and surpassing client quotas. Extensive experience in budgeting, strategic planning and accounting.Financial Manager focused on fostering trust and cultivating partnerships based on financial accountability and transparency.Confident skilled in communicating effectively and persuasively with senior colleagues and clients alike.

Team-oriented Accountant who prepares clear, comprehensive financial reports for executive-level management.Financial Accountant specializing in financial planning, reporting and analysis in both private and public sectors.

Highlights
  • Strategic and financial planning expert
  • Accurate forecasting
  • Account reconciliations
  • Public and private accounting
Accomplishments

Increased cost-effectiveness by [<Number>]% through compliance enforcement and implementation of a rigorous quality control system.Reduced capital spending by $[<Amount>] as the leader of a cross-functional project team.Resolved $[<Amount>] in duplicate payments by creating a tracking system for contract employment expenses.

Experience
Finance and Budget Officer, 02/2010 to Current
Department Of AgricultureMountain Rest, SC,

Responsible for the provision of timely effective administrative and financial support and services to the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) and the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission (CNMC) in Support of the implementation and achievement of its programme and mandate.


Exercise overall supervision on day-to-day operations of the Finance and Budget Unit in ensuring efficient and transparent financial services and that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and established procedures are followed to provide reasonable assurance for reliability of financial reporting;


Provide leadership and advice to proramme managers on all aspects of financial and budgetary activities and ensure full compliance with the UN rules and regulations and policies;


Lead and coordinate the preparation of UNOWA and CNMC strategic

framework, result-based-budgeting, budget preparation and formulation and allotment management;


Review, compile and consolidate cost estimates with detailed input and justification of

resources requirements for all departments, including results-based-budgeting to ensure compliance with the budget instructions and ensure that all mandated activities authorized by the Security Council are reflected and translated into the results-based-budgeting framework;


Act as Approving Officer for regular budget, Trust Fund and extra-budgetary funds; and manage the overall processing of the UNOWA and CNMC financial obligations and payments, including travel advances, vendors invoices, consulting contracts, payroll and all other payables and ensure that all expenditure are allocated accurately for different programmes in a strict compliance with the budgets and provisions of donor agreements;


Ensure that financial resources are utilized to implement activities in accordance with the approved budget in taking into account to most effective use of resources;


Strictly monitor and control budgetary allocations through regular reviews and conduct studies to improve budget and financial reporting systems and cost effective utilization of program resources; determine reallocation and redeployment of funds when necessary;

Perform expenditure trend analysis of the mission and provide proactive support and

highlight risks to the Chief Mission Support, the Special Representative of the Secretary General

and Program Managers;


Exercise overall supervision of the Unit’s staff by providing advice where deviations from routine occur; prepare Finance and Budget staff performance reports; plan, integrate and coordinate the work of the Unit and monitor achievement of objectives; Provide authoritative advice and financial interpretations, adaptations and corrective actions when necessary;


Approve the advances and inter-office charges on the basis of proper supporting vouchers and other documents which indicate that the goods and services have been received; reviewed the monthly and year end pension reports and make sure they are properly reported to UNJSPF in New York;


As Approving Officer for the mission expenditures ensuring that payments are disbursed in accordance with certified documents establishing the obligation;


Review accounts and ensure that monthly and year-end financial reports are prepared and submitted to NYHQ as per deadlines and also submit monthly reports to Program Managers and Self account units to support strategic and timely decisions by the Program Managers and discuss with them and suggest follow-up actions and solutions;


Regular review of Accounts payables and receivables and ensure that receivables are reduced to the minimum possible;


Review the monthly remittance requests of funds before submission to NYHQ; manage the mission bank account and petty cash accounts;


Prepare Financial Authorizations to UNDP countries offices (Nigeria and Cameroon) in line with approved cost plans for the CNMC field operations; review and reconcile status of expenditure, inter-office-vouchers (IOVs) with UNDP to confirm accuracy of accounts and initiate corrective actions to erroneous if any;


Act as contact person for internal and external audits of the office and assist in the implementation and follow up of the audit recommendations;


Coordinate all actions required for the effective implementation of IPSAS project, including staff training, coordinate work of the local IPSAS implementation team and liaises with subject matter experts accross various Units to ensure timely and quality completion of IPSAS

deliverables assigned;


Review and approve all requisitions for goods and services and ensure that the acquisitions plans prepared by Self Accounting Units are in line with the approve budget and I am also involve with the Local Committee and Contract and Local Property Survey Board;


Review post incumbency reports for purposes of vacancy management and staffing table control;


Review quarterly inventory reports and ensure that UNOWA and CNMC assets are properly recorded in Galileo;


Update operating procedures and manuals as required by the Chief Mission Support;


Act as Chief Mission Support in the absence of the Chief.

Finance and Budget Officer, 09/2008 to 08/2009
Department Of AgricultureMurphy, NC,

Review, analyze and finalize field mission (MINUSTAH) budget proposals

and performance reports including results-based-budgeting framework to

ensure compliance with the Controller budget instructions and that

legislative mandates are accurately translated into the proposed

budgets;

prepare draft budget reports for publishing and supplementary information

package for submission to the Advisory Committee on Administrative and

Budgetary Questions (ACABQ);

Prepare financial implication of Security Council decisions to be

included in the reports of the Secretary-General to the Security Council

on the UN mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH);

Provide substantive support to the mission and support the Director in

the presentation of budget proposals and budget performance to the ACABQ

and Fifth Committee;

Provide written responses to requests of the ACABQ and the 5th Committee

on the budget reports on MINUSTAH; monitor budget implementation rate,

prepare allotments and process redeployment of funds and staffing table

authorizations in IMIS; review reports on expenditure and staff

incumbency for data to ensure that mission has not exceeded the

authorized level;

Administer trust funds and respond to queries from the Permanent

Missions of Member States to the United Nations and donors to trust

fund; ensure proper recording and reporting of donors contributions;

review cash position for troops payment to ensure sufficient of funds

before initiating payment to troop-countributing countries for

settlement of liabilities; verify data and contents for accuracy of

troop cost payment instructions and perform other projects related to

peacekeeping financing issues.

Budget Officer, 06/2004 to 09/2008
Bankunited Financial CorporationFort Myers, ,

Responsible for the overall coordination and support to the mission's

budget formulation execution and allotment management; provide advice,

assistance and guidance to Program Managers on budget and financial

policies and instructions issued by the Controller; compile and

consolidate cost estimates with detailed input and justification of

resources requirements for all departments (Communications and Information Technology, Medical, Supply, Engineering, Air and Ground Transport and other General services) including

results-based-budgeting framework and ensure that indicators of

achievement and outputs are measurable and all mandated activities

authorized by the Security Council are reflected and translated into the

results-based-budgeting framework;

Ensure that financial resources are utilized to implement activities in

accordance with Mission budget and allotment issued; strictly monitor

and control budgetary allocations through regular reviews and conduct

studies to improve budget and financial reporting systems and cost

effective utilization of program resources; determine reallocation and

redeployment of funds when necessary

Ensure an effective information flow between Finance and other

department in order to effectively record expenditure and disburse fund

under the related approved activities e.g Disarmament, Demobilization

and Reintegration project and Quick Impact projects;

Approve all requisitions for goods and services and ensure that the

acquisition plans prepared by Program Managers are in line with the

approved budget; and ensure that staffing table reflects the post

incumbency; and focal point for audit responses and coordinate for the implementation of the audit recommendations.

Budget Officer, 06/2003 to 2004
First American FinancialIdaho Falls, ,

Responsible for the overall budget and financial management,

coordination and support to the United Nations Mission in Cote d'ivore.

This include preparation of the start up mission budget, staffing table

level, and setting up the field financial system SUN, Mercury for the

procurement of goods and services; establish systems and standard for

monitoring of expenditure and allocations of resources in accordance

with the financial regulations and rules, involve in the opening of the Mission local bank accounts

Finance Officer, 02/2001 to 09/2002
PACT, IncCity, STATE,

Responsible of financial management of projects for various countries,

including Ethiopia, Zambia and Cambodia. Review, monitor and interpret

projects budgets vs. actual expenditures; audit monthly field financial

reports and prepare related journal entries for accuracy, accountability

and compliance with General Accepted Accounting Standard and donor

requirements;

Perform financial analysis and reporting to donors and Sr. management;

review and approve check request for direct reimboursement of travel

expenses; analyze cash transaction requirements for field offices,

process the wire transfer and reconcile monthly cash transactions; draft

correspondences to country offices in regards to financial related

matters; participate as a member of the proposal team to prepare

proposal budgets for submission to USAID and assist the Project Director

in project planning and budgeting; maintain the general ledger,

accounts payable, receivable and reconcile all accounts and sub-grants;

Assist the field staff in setting up the financial and administrative

system of the project field office, monitore the adequacy and efficiency

of field office accounting systems and the production of field staff

training materials in accordance with the federal or multilateral agency

procedure and accounting reporting regulations (OMB circular A-110,

A-133, and A-122);

Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and year end reports to different

donors and to USAID; maintain internal control and suggest improvements

as may be necessary.

Accountant (on temporary assignment), 2000 to 02/2001
Union Labor Life Insurance CoCity, STATE,

Assist in the preparation of financial statements and financial reports

package on insurance for each States in the United States of America based on their requirements; prepare related journal entries on accrual basis; perform other duties within the finance department

Accounting Assistant, 06/1997 to 03/2000
Renaissance HotelCity, STATE,

Maintain the general ledger to ensure accurate and reliable reporting of

financial results that are in accordance with GAAP; prepare the daily

revenue and month to date revenue report; assist the Controller in

monthly closing activities; prepare monthly bank reconciliation; process

all purchase order requests, setting new vendor accounts, coding

processing invoices, expense reports and printing checks; prepare

billing invoices for clients.

responsible for the daily cash receipts and for processing foreign

currency exchanges; researched and resolved billing and invoice problems.

Education
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Expected in
Strayer University - Washington DC, District of Columbia
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School Attended

  • Strayer University

Job Titles Held:

  • Finance and Budget Officer
  • Finance and Budget Officer
  • Budget Officer
  • Budget Officer
  • Finance Officer
  • Accountant (on temporary assignment)
  • Accounting Assistant

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science

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