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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Results-driven Finance Leader with 11 years of experience leading through periods of fiscal uncertainty with strategic and tactical financial management. Hands-on leader with strong business acumen and analytical mindset to identify and correct underachieving trends. Offers strategic planning abilities, background in change management and decisive leadership style. Ready for challenges and focused on meeting future demands.

Core Proficiencies
  • Strategy Development
  • Risk and Mitigation Analysis
  • Change and Growth Management
  • Operational Reporting
  • Budget Planning
  • Data Analysis
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Compliance Assessment
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Integrity and Transparency
Finance Director, 10/2017 to Current
Blue OriginLittleton, CO,

· Negotiated 84 contracts across 4 states during COVID to increase contract rates & add additional services driving $4M in revenue offsetting COVID exposure

· Negotiated contract with Open Kitchens food service company that supported Decatur Schools by delivering meals to students homes driving an additional $2M in Revenue

· Negotiated $2.3M client budget risk to $0 & collected $750k of outstanding AR at Atlanta Public Schools

· Key player in proactively extending 32 contracts for an additional year with $48M in Revenue & $4M in Profit

· Led strategic process to mitigate $0.6M of Minimum Wage costs in IL contracts

· Developed Cost Analysis Tool & process for managers to manage their account financials through COVID to produce a cost-effective program

· Own annual budget, monthly forecasting, & month end reporting for portfolio of $175M in Revenue & $14M in EBIT across 170 clients

· Mitigated $1.1M in commodity food cost risk in FY21 across portfolio through strategic purchasing and utilization

· Identified opportunity accounts and created plan with clear KPIs for field team that improved their financial acumen and drove improved profitability. Included weekly touchpoints monitoring progress and realigning goals

· Led Midwest region without Region Vice President for 6 months. Onboarded 3 Region Vice Presidents while in role to ensure success in financial acumen & K12 market

· Hired, developed, & manage finance manager role

Finance Manager, 10/2016 to 09/2017
Accor HotelsSanta Monica, CA,

· Responsible for annual budget process, monthly forecasting, & month end reporting on $170B Revenue portfolio

· Owned zero-based budgeting initiative for overhead & directs cost centers

· Managed & led team of 3 Sr. Financial Analysts

· Developed Cost per Pill analysis methodology to simplify analytics & better assess business performance

· Team leader in rolling out new financial tool for budgeting purposes (Hyperion)

Finance Manager, 01/2016 to 09/2016
Accor HotelsSonoma, CA,

· Managed 7 direct reports consisting of 3 Sr. Financial Analysts, 2 Financial Analysts, & 2 Financial Clerks while providing leadership & growth opportunities to FP&A team

· Responsible for budgeting, forecasting, & analyzing portfolio of $2.5B in Revenue & $200M in AOI

· Team lead for “Shorten the Close” initiative creating new financial close calendar

Senior Financial Analyst, 03/2014 to 12/2015
BrazeNew York, NY,

· Supervised three financial clerks for Healthcare’s GPO function while collaborating with supply chain to reduce errors by creating tracking report

· Owned corporate reporting including: monthly P&L projections, risk & opportunity analysis, sales growth package for executive leadership, & consolidation of reports (Hospitality & Technologies)

· Owned bonus calculation of $9.8M for 400 employees, partnered with HR & operations

· Provided strategy for Asset Solutions business with annual sales target of $25M

· Created monthly operations package for RFDs to present to Healthcare leadership team & provide training & ongoing support

Senior Financial Analyst, 08/2012 to 02/2014
BrazeChicago, IL,

· Owned reporting improvement initiative resulting in vastly enhanced automated month end financial statements for executive leadership team

· Managed annual budget process for capital expenditures, balance sheet, & cash flow

· Led month end operations review process for Region Vice Presidents

· Owned corporate reporting including: consolidate line of business reports, capital expenditure projection , DSO AR, cash flow, PP&E & non-acquired roll forward, & monthly P&L projections

· Owned sales reporting including: retention, new & lost, & commissions calculations

· Owned bonus calculation of $5.5M for 250 employees, partnered with HR & operations

Financial Analyst, 04/2011 to 07/2012
Butler Technical GroupJacksonville, FL,

· Initiated & led continuous process improvement for integration of vendor subcontract expense, field financial reporting, & addition of new customers

· Owned corporate reporting process including: capital expenditure projection, balance sheet review, DSO AR, cash flow, commissions calculations, PP&E & non-acquired roll forward, & quarterly P&L projection

Financial Analyst, 01/2011 to 03/2011
Butler Technical GroupJamestown, ND,

· Team lead in acquisition & integration of Masterplan to ARAMARK processes & policies

· Developed month end field financial packet for senior leadership

· Owned vendor subcontract expense & prepaid accounting

Master of Business Administration (MBA): International Business, Expected in 06/2016 to Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA,

GPA: 3.8

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration & International Economics, Expected in 12/2010 to Carson-Newman University - Jefferson City, TN

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School Attended

  • Drexel University
  • Carson-Newman University

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  • Finance Director
  • Finance Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Analyst


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Bachelor of Science

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