finance director resume example with 15 years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Goal-focused Accountant professional with record of accurate reporting and budget management. Offering 10 years of experience handling finances for nonprofits. Processed payroll, budgets, reports, audits, journals, expenditures and payments.

  • General ledger accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Organizational skills
  • Strategic and financial planning
  • Budget forecasting
  • Financial analysis and reporting
  • Human resources knowledge
Work History
Finance Director, 12/2015 to Current
Unitedhealth GroupAustin, TX,
  • In conjunction with all senior leadership, create and manage annual agency budget
  • Produce monthly and quarterly reports to Board of Directors
  • Initiate and manage the redesign of the agency accounting system and fiscal policies and procedures
  • Coordinate preparation for and execution of annual agency audit, individual grant monitoring visits, and financial statements
  • Supervise all fiscal reporting, contract reviews, and agreement renewals with government agencies, private foundations, and corporations to ensure accuracy and compliance with funding guidelines
  • Oversee all human resources functions, policies, and procedures
  • Implement all employee benefits, performance management design and practices, new staff orientations, set-up, and terminations for staff
  • Collect and report monthly expense variances and explanations
  • Maintain integrity of general ledger, including the chart of accounts
  • Reduced negative audit findings by 100%
  • Prepare vouchers for funding reimbursements
  • Monitor grant expenditures with budget and prepare and submit budget modifications as required.
Corporate Senior Accountant, 01/2015 to 10/2015
AkebonoGlasgow, KY,
  • Responsibilities were assisting the controller with all month end reporting
  • Prepare, analyze, adjust and maintain accounting records for corporate and all entities under 2 divisions
  • Developed and implemented effective accounting systems
  • Organized a newly structured corporate office
  • Worked with VP of Finance and Controller to streamline all new corporate responsibilities
  • Created a daily cash flow for prioritization of vendor payments
  • Reconciled cash monthly, reducing discrepancies by hundreds of thousands
  • Implemented CIP schedule for depreciation and fixed assets purposes
  • Assisted in streamlining month-end close policies and procedures within the accounting department for increased efficiencies
  • Provided ad hoc reports to VP of Finance, Controller, and CFO regarding, but not limited to, AP, Travel & Entertainment expenses, Construction in Progress, etc.
General Accountant, 04/2012 to 04/2014
Career AdvantagePhoenix, AZ,

  • Prepare, analyze, adjust and maintain accounting records for a finishing plant producing $300 million in gross sales
  • Brought knowledge and experience in planning and was able to train effectively & efficiently
  • Assisted the Controller with the day to day, monthly, quarterly, and year end operations of the Accounting department
  • Created monthly, quarterly, and yearly forecasts
  • Solved and identified incorrect classification of expenses in general ledger within the first quarter
  • Prepared and analyzed the monthly budget/forecast to actual variance report
  • Performed general accounts analysis and reconciliations on fixed assets and monthly accruals
  • Assisted in 2 full physical counts of the entire finishing plant to assure the accuracy of the inventory
  • Conducted 2 full fixed asset physical counts of the entire plant.
Production Planner, 02/2006 to 04/2012
Briggs IncorporatedCity, STATE,
  • Promoted to Production Planner to lead and improve production for a thriving corporation
  • Responsible for 1,400 items which includes keeping inventory levels constant and identifying forecast issues and sales spikes
  • Schedule, coordinate, prioritize and organize all Production needs
  • Acknowledge and research all variances in manufacturing accounting
  • Lead Production team into a successful ISO certification
  • Identified weak and problematic areas in the application of landed cost to products
  • Maintained record accounting for international product cost
  • Participated as an active partner in decision making for the Purchasing and Import department in the conversion from GUI to JD Edwards
  • Solved and identified about 25% costing issues with product cost, mostly international costing issues
  • Solely handled and organized 144 products of an outside processing program for the biggest customer of the corporation
  • Took over the Production area in 2009
  • Reduced backorders by 20% by first quarter; Increased work flow by 10% all the while decreasing temp labor by 13%
  • Brought awareness to inaccurate forecasting on 35% of Production items
  • Built a team to address pricing issues and concerns; used knowledge of the Oracle boot camp to help identify factors that caused variances
  • Solely responsible for understanding and reporting all variances due to manufacturing accounting; Assist in helping clear the problem by keeping open communication lines with Accounting, IT, and Production.
Master of Science: Accounting and Financial Management, Expected in 10/2010
Keller Graduate School of Management - Gurnee, IL
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, Accounting, Expected in 05/2005
University of Wisconsin - Parkside - Kenosha, WI

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School Attended

  • Keller Graduate School of Management
  • University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Job Titles Held:

  • Finance Director
  • Corporate Senior Accountant
  • General Accountant
  • Production Planner


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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