Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Analytical and detail-oriented Accountant offering [Number] years of progressive experience with companies in [Industry] sector. Identifying and resolving incongruencies to assure company compliance. Applying skills in financial analysis and auditing to improve accounting tasks.

  • GAAP Accounting
  • PeopleSoft
  • Great Plains
03/2009 to Current General Accountant, Financial Reporting Rsk | Glastonbury, CT,
  • Investigated and resolved discrepancies in monthly bank accounts.
  • Implemented processes that utilized accounts receivable sub-ledger for accounting and customer attribute reporting.
  • Worked in close collaboration with clients, providing accounting, payroll and taxation advice.
  • Educated management members on strategies for minimizing tax liability.
  • Balanced reports and batch summaries to submit for approval.
  • Collaborated extensively with auditors during preliminary and year-end audit processes.
  • Created detailed financial models and applied analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis.
  • Saved $[Amount] in labor budgets by identifying creative ways to move salary ranges with market increases without laying off employees.
  • Achieved [Number]% discrepancy rate on annual financial audits while attaining approval for [Type] budgets.
  • Accomplished [Number]% expense reduction by [Action].
  • Controlled capital improvement funds to secure regulatory compliance.
  • Gathered data and uncovered fraud, embezzlement or liabilities during auditing procedures.
  • Diminished financial discrepancies by managing budget to ensure optimum human capital and fiscal funding oversight.
  • Generated and filed goods and service tax (GST) and harmonized sales tax (HST) return and remittance statements and payroll deductions, creating ad hoc and special project reports.
  • Interfaced with technical team members to automate processes and streamline accounts payable and receivable activities.
  • Reviewed benefit liability accounts and vacation time to identify and correct discrepancies.
  • Created and executed short- and long-term customized comprehensive financial strategies to reach company goals.
  • Managed team of financial professionals and coached each employee in job tasks and duties.
  • Reviewed and reconciled discrepancies in accounts and financial documentation.
  • Developed and implemented cost and budget processes to ensure budget control and accurate forecasting.
  • Coded invoices and other records to maintain organized and accurate records.
  • Managed payroll processing and changes for [Number] employees.
  • Processed payroll and reviewed employee liability balances in support of HR objectives.
  • Prepared P&L reports and financial statements for review by management.
  • Collaborated with accounting associates to improve reconciliation processes.
  • Gained accounting efficiency and improved documentation coordination through development of optimal journal entry schedules.
  • Reviewed AP general ledger entries and deposits for contract compliance.
  • Managed financial operations, month-end reporting, financial schedules and reconciliations.
  • Assessed data and information to check entries, calculations and billing codes for accuracy.
  • Applied mathematical skills to calculate totals, check figures and correct problems with physical and digital files.
  • Defined and implemented optimized cost and budget processes to support budget control.
  • Assessed accuracy, completeness and integrity of corporate financial records.
  • Calculated and determined accurate monthly revenues by reconciling and reviewing operations databases and accounting system records.
  • Analyzed complex regulation and policy documents that directly impacted budgetary and financial matters.
  • Adhered to audit standards and requirements by monitoring and improving accounting procedures.
  • Developed training procedures and mentored new accounting personnel on company policies and best practices.
  • Improved year-end inventory audit process to increase accuracy.
  • Administered biweekly payroll to ensure accurate and timely employee compensation.
  • Identified and resolved obstacles to enable continuous workflow.
  • Established complete accounting structures, processes and controls to meet business requirements.
  • Developed actionable improvements for existing processes and presented to management.
  • Developed high performing finance team to deliver support to accounting department.
  • Supported budget administration with detailed expense analyses and report reviews.
  • Prepared weekly payroll for team of salaried and hourly employees.
  • Performed comprehensive financial audits in collaboration with accounting team members.
  • Monitored and tracked expenses to keep business on track with financial targets.
  • Supervised accounting team of [Number] employees, including performance evaluation.
  • Tracked income and expenses for business using accounting software.
  • Managed employee benefits and allowances
  • Analyzed financial management practices to minimize financial discrepancies and reduce expenses.
  • Mitigated corporate risk by identifying process inefficiencies and errors.
  • Performed in-depth analysis of business operations, trends and obligations to complete accurate projections.
  • Consolidated and reconciled payroll data and prepared payroll returns to effectively cut outsourcing costs.
  • Developed budgets of $[Number] for three locations.
  • Maintained current understanding of state and federal accounting procedures to prevent legal or compliance issues.
  • Minimized audit risk by analyzing and reviewing deliverables.
  • Completed detailed income and expense projections through close analyses of overhead, operational and labor costs, as well as revenue and general expense trends.
  • Optimized employee satisfaction and productivity by developing employee incentive programs.
  • Presented weekly reports to CEO and VP focusing on financial accounting, cost accounting and sales data to align corporate strategy goals with day-to-day operations management.
  • Reconciled ticket sales against transactions receipts to optimize revenue and minimize risk.
  • Evaluated business metrics and data, conducted fiscal monitoring and reported incidents to management.
  • Coordinated budget information by assessing estimated income and expenses as well as historical budgets.
  • Optimized efficiency and reduced costs by automating financial document management.
  • Reduced closing time for monthly and quarterly close by implementing new consolidation procedures.
  • Monitored company costs and presented budget forecasts for each quarter.
  • Identified process inefficiencies and recommended improvements.
  • Analyzed financial statements and income statements to review company's financial performance.
  • Prepared monthly and year-end closing statements, financial documents and invoices.
  • Managed accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations and payroll function.
  • Prepared month-end closing entries for detailed reporting and recordkeeping.
  • Prepared schedules for auditing at year-end.
  • Audited, reviewed and compiled financial statements for government entities.
02/2006 to 08/2007 Student Union and Career University Of New York Tirana | City, STATE,
  • Planned, administered and controlled budgets to maintain accurate financial records and produce financial reports.
  • Strategized and implemented methods for streamlining processes, controlling costs and modernizing operations.
  • Improved individual departments by working closely with [Job title]s to reorganize class loads, promote resource utilization and modernize equipment.
  • Maintained institutional solvency with current, accurate and fully compliant financial records.
  • Boosted registrations [Number]% by improving promotional, outreach and parent engagement strategies.
  • Enhanced [Type] operations by realigning procedures with changing trends in education.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Motivated and encouraged team members to communicate more openly and constructively with each other.
  • Exceeded customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
08/2005 to 08/2006 Finance Assistant Albanian Eagle Security System | City, STATE,
  • Prepared monthly and year-end closing statements, financial documents and invoices.
  • Followed specific company rules to maintain integrity and security of data.
  • Greeted customers, answered account questions and resolved complaints.
  • Applied mathematical skills to calculate totals, check figures and correct problems with physical and digital files.
  • Placed orders for office products, including paper and toner and kept strict eye on inventory.
  • Implemented new response processes to improve speed of task completion.
  • Created various documents and handled correspondence and memos to assist [Job Title].
  • Assisted managers with additional duties during employee absences.
  • Maintained current understanding of state and federal accounting procedures to prevent legal or compliance issues.
  • Established key relationships with peers throughout company by applying [Skill] and [Skill] abilities.
  • Coordinated budget information by assessing estimated income and expenses as well as historical budgets.
  • Coded invoices and other records to maintain organized and accurate records.
  • Compiled data regarding [Type] and [Type] subjects into different reports and distributed to appropriate personnel.
  • Managed twice per month invoicing process for company in [Industry] sector with approximately [Number] customers.
  • Reconciled bank and credit card accounts monthly.
  • Tracked employee time and attendance for payroll.
  • Managed weekly inventory and supply tracking, noting items requiring reorder.
  • Processed customer payments and set up payment plans.
  • Resolved vendor and employee inquiries about invoices and purchases quickly through research.
  • Verified vendor accounts by reviewing documentation, rectifying issues and contacting account holders.
  • Reviewed vendor invoices and expense reports, identifying discrepancies.
  • Verified items billed against items received and followed-up with vendors and employees to reconcile variances.
  • Prepared payroll reports and examined payroll register to detect errors and improve accounting accuracy.
  • Prepared and mailed client invoices within expected timeframes to promote likelihood of on-time payments.
  • Researched and resolved collections disputes to maintain customer relationships.
  • Issued [Number] payments to vendors and suppliers on bi-weekly basis.
  • Tracked expenses and entered deposits into Oracle Financials while reconciling monthly bank accounts to verify accuracy.
  • Processed end-of-day paperwork using [Software], verifying deposits and rectifying discrepancies.
  • Completed daily computer backups, checked for viruses and updated programs.
  • Reconciled operations database with accounting system information to calculate and determine monthly revenue.
  • Completed day-to-day financial transactions, including handling [Number] employee payroll.
  • Implemented program to create daily spreadsheets and streamline financial reporting.
  • Paid [Type] vendors for [Product] regularly, maintaining relationships with sellers.
  • Handled payroll services for [Number] employees successfully [Number] times per [Timeframe].
  • Diminished financial discrepancies by accurately recording and tracking expenses and income for [Number] businesses while organizing bank statements for [Number] checking accounts.
  • Processed incoming payments worth up to $[Amount], confirming information to maintain [Number]% accuracy.
  • Analyzed day payments and created detailed reports to identify and suggest remedies for areas of improvement.
  • Assisted [Job title] with [Task], successfully achieving [Result].
  • Streamlined financial [Task] by accurately processing bank reconciliations and delivering financial reporting.
  • Maintained detailed and accurate ledgers and [Type] documents to accurately communicate payment needs to clients.
  • Managed over [Number] accounts worth over $[Amount] with accuracy in [Software].
  • Helped change from [Software] to [Software], transferring data and double-checking for accuracy.
  • Trained [Number] new clerks on [Task], checking for thorough comprehension for excellent work.
  • Supervised team of [Number] accountants for [Type] company, training employees on best practices and cultivating strong financial forecasting.
  • Prepared weekly and monthly dealer commission reports and [Type] commissions for clients and dealers.
  • Posted nightly checks and vendor payments worth up to $[Amount], keeping detailed records and receipts.
  • Used [Software] to analyze finances and create detailed forecasts for day staff.
  • Tracked [Number] [Type] accounts worth up to $[Amount] for accurate forecasting and financial recordkeeping.
  • Switched from [Software] to [Software], modernizing processes and digitizing over [Number] [Type] documents.
  • Sent detailed daily bank reports to [Type] agency, restarting [Software] for next days use.
  • Collaborated with bankers to prepare [Type] paperwork for [Task] with speed and accuracy.
  • Implemented [Type] program to streamline [Task] and increase support for [Job title].
  • Implemented [Type] program to streamline [Task], resulting in [Result].
  • Designed financial projections for [Timeframe] and used data to suggest areas for financial improvement.
  • Designed monthly budgets worth over $[Amount] for [Number]-person company.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2008 Master of Arts | Economics of International Trade And EU Consortium Universities Antwerp Universiteit , Antwerp, Belgium GPA:
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
Expected in 07/2006 Bachelor of Science | Business Management Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, GPA:
  • 3.91 GPA
  • Dean's List Honoree 2002-2006
  • Valedictorian
Expected in 07/2007 Bachelor of Science | Accounting And Finance Universiteti I Tiranes Fakulteti Ekonomik, Tirana, Albania GPA:

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