Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
Highly trained accounting and payroll professional with over 19 years in financial statement preparation, payroll processing, and general ledger activity. Desires a challenging role with a dynamic, growing organization that will utilize and further sharpen my skills, and where I can express my thoughts and ideas for the growth of the company.
  • Intuit QuickBooks specialist
  • Proficient in Peachtree
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Strong in MS Access and Excel
  • Payentry software
  • Kronos Time & Attendance
  • In-depth knowledge of HR Compliance
  • General accounting and GAAP compliance
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Budget development
  • Customer-oriented
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication
  • Strong problem solver
  • Works well under pressure
  • Highly organized
  • Dedicated team player
Work History
2016 to 04/2017 General Ledger Accountant Novogradac & Co. Llp | Columbus, OH,
  • Reconciled all payroll liabilities to the general ledger and prepared monthly payroll accrual entries.
  • Worked with human resources to develop a streamlined way to track PTO.
  • Reconciled company bank, credit card, and line of credit accounts.
  • Developed monthly, quarterly, and annual profit and loss statements.
  • Trained 4 new employees on accounting principles and company procedures.
  • Performed complex general accounting functions, including preparation of inter-company journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Managed payroll for an organization of over 1500 personnel.
  • Reviewed the general ledger monthly and analyze accounts for discrepancies or trends in order to answer questions or provide information to the Director of Finance.
  • Initiated and completed the setup required to file Form 1095-c for ACA reporting purposes.
2007 to 11/2015 Owner/ Sales Manager Archdiocese Of San Antonio | Silvia Reyes, TX,
  • Built from startup with zero clients to over 50 clients within first year of business.
  • Examined marketing material with the consumer perspective in mind to increase sales and expand key client base.
  • Quoted prices, credit terms, and other bid specifications.
  • Process employee data (new hires, changes, additional earnings) from the HR system of record to the payroll system.
  • Contacted IRS to handle tax issues.
  • Prepared  reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages.
  • Determine payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income and social security taxes, as well as employer's social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments.
  • Supervise invoice processing, purchase orders, expense reports, credit memos, and payment transactions.
  • Maintain daily input and reconciliation in Quickbooks that generated end of month financial statements.
  • Resolve employment-related disputes through proactive communication.
  • Developed company personnel policies, standard operating procedures, and employee handbook.
  • Organized and attended meetings, including compiling all documents and reports ahead of time.
01/2003 to 11/2006 Implementation and Human Resources Manager ONLINE Business Services | City, STATE,
  • Conducted employment verifications and investigations.
  • Facilitated the criminal background check process for new hires.
  • Conducted job analysis and job evaluations, resulting in quality job specifications.
  • Implemented client training and supervised software integration and interfacing.
  • Helped drive sales goals and achieve monthly quotas.
  • Managed wide variety of customer service and administrative tasks to resolve customer issues quickly and efficiently.
  • Assisted customers with processing payroll on weekly, semi-monthly, and monthly basis.
03/1998 to 03/2002 Bookkeeper Comprehensive Business Services | City, STATE,
  • Entered financial data into the company accounting database to be verified and reconciled.
  • Generated invoices upon receipt of billing information and tracked collection progress.
  • Tracked financial progress by creating quarterly and yearly balance sheets.
  • Entered financial information and payments to guarantee that employees and vendors were paid accurately and on time.
  • Reconciled company bank, credit card, and line of credit accounts.
  • Developed monthly, quarterly, and annual profit and loss statements.
  • Reviewed all expense reports for accuracy and proper expense disclosure.
  • Balanced monthly general ledger accounts to accurately record cost and month end accruals.
  • Posted receipts to appropriate general ledger accounts.
  • Reconciled discrepancies between accounts receivable general ledger account and accounts receivable trial balance account.
Expected in 2005 BBA | Accounting University of Texas at San Antonio , San Antonio, Texas GPA:
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) 2003-2008; 2008-2013; 2013-current

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