Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

As a nine year federal employee my stability as a working professional shows commitment to my profession. My knowledge and experience would be an asset to your firm or company. While paying attention to detail my expertise will ensure the completion of any task assigned. As a recent legal studies graduate, I had the opportunity as a legal assistant, which enabled me to gain hands on experience. Business experience as a certified tax preparer and have extensive bookkeeping knowledge, working with invoices and purchase orders in accounts payable setting. I am seeking a position with your legal firm, utilizing my experience to the fullest capacity. 2 I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, with experience in legal research and excellent writing skills in drafting briefs, memorandums, motions, and correspondence. Performed Legal Assistance at a law firm, with responsibilities including managing critical calendars, preparing case exhibits and evidence in advance of trials, drafted judicial correspondence, conversed with clients, created and maintained client files and handled all court mailings. Work experiences have included a variety of administrative and staff support duties, with a range of knowledge and skills of organizational procedures and policies, project management, and purchasing of supplies. I am adept at collaborating and team work with a diverse range of legal personnel including associates, partners, and legal secretaries. I am organized, professional, and require minimial guidance from attorneys and supervisors. I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you to further discuss what I can bring to your company.

Exceptional leader talented at [Skillset 1], [Skillset 2] and [Skillset 3]. Technically-savvy with outstanding relationship building, training and presentation skills.

Experienced [job title]  professional with strong leadership and relationship-building skills.

  • Data management
  • Team leadership
  • Budgeting and finance
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Project management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Process implementation
  • Extremely organized
  • Client assessment and analysis
  • Staff development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Database management
  • Team building 
  • Flexible
  • Works well under pressure
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Filing and data archiving
  • Accounting familiarity
  • Payroll
  • Appointment setting
  • Invoice processing
  • Spreadsheet management
  • Fluent in legal terminology
  • Legal research
  • Payroll processing
  • Court policies and programs
  • Legal/non-legal research
  • Strong research skills
  • Active listener
  • Effective conflict resolution
Work History
10/2017 to Present Bickford Senior Living | Oswego, IL,
  • Accounts Payable, reconciliation Invoice processing, account coding Processing payroll, W-2's, and 1099'sin ADP Check processing and disbursement Researched and resolved billing discrepancies Preparation of client correspondence Work closely with account receivable for bank reconciliation control Nurtured relationships with new clients.
01/2016 to 01/2017 Legal Assistant Weltman, Weinberg & Reis | Chicago, IL,
  • Organized client correspondence, prepared mailings, and handled high call volumes Managed trial calendar, judicial calendar, and master calendar Accurately entered client data into company excel software Prepared case exhibits and evidence in advance of trials Drafted judicial correspondence and court mailings.
01/2014 to 01/2016 Certified Tax Preparer/Bookkeeper Fedex Cross Border | Pompano Beach, FL,
  • Received client intake information and entered into Drake Tax system Processed Corporate and S-Corp Taxes using Profit Loss Sheet and Balance Sheet Processed payroll, electronic deposits and employee pay adjustments Executed quarterly financial reporting on multiple companies Processed bank reconciliations and financial reports to verify due diligence Performed checks and balances of accounts in Quick Books.
01/2005 to 01/2013 Rural Carrier Associate United States Postal Service | City, STATE,
  • Delivered certified, first class, and registered mail in a timely manner Serviced customers professionally with accurate knowledge of postal policies and services Trained employees in the processing and delivery of first class and priority mail Designated Point of Contact by upper management for taking customer calls Sorted, created, and distributed registered mail sheets to mail carriers.
Accounts Payable, ADP, Balance Sheet, bank reconciliations, bank reconciliation, billing, client, clients, delivery, due diligence, financial reports, financial reporting, Invoice processing, excel, mail, payroll, Processing payroll, policies, Profit, coding, Quick Books, Tax, Taxes
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Legal Studies Herzing University, Atlanta, Georgia GPA:
Legal Studies

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