Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Results-focused [Industry] professional with strength in [Skill], [Task] and [Task]. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Proficient in leveraging [Area of expertise] and [Area of expertise] knowledge to promote [Result]. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes.

  • Financial analysis and planning
  • Expert in risk management
  • Proficient in [Software Program]
  • QuickBooks experience
  • Account analysis expertise
  • Financial administration
  • Planning and coordination
  • Operational improvement
  • Administrative support
Manager of Accounts and Finance, 06/2016 - Current
Snc Lavalin Orange, CT,
  • Analyzed applicants' financial status, credit and property evaluation to determine feasibility of granting loans.
  • Produced sales by executing complete sales cycle process from prospecting through contract negotiations and close.
  • Prepared operational and risk reports detailing financial metrics to help management make proactive decisions.
  • Reviewed [Type] applications against established parameters to determine approval, rejection or modification requirements.
  • Optimized staff productivity by managing inter-team conflict resolution, yearly performance reviews, hiring and terminating processes, training initiatives, scheduling, time and attendance and payroll.
  • Built strong rapport with new and existing clients to better serve financial needs and promote branch loyalty.
  • Coordinated special update and conversion projects and monitored key performance metrics.
  • Monitored more than [Number] client relationships per [Timeframe].
  • Maximized branch revenue by optimizing daily operations.
  • Evaluated budget plans and current costs to project trends and recommend updates.
  • Oversaw branch team with [Number] customer service representatives and [Number] personal bankers and implemented training for all new employees.
  • Educated customers on variety of loan products and available credit options to promote valuable decision-making.
  • Achieved net profit of [Number]% above [Year] sales plan.
  • Boosted customer base, acquiring new customers and identifying needs to deliver relevant products.
  • Networked within communities to identify and capitalize on business opportunities.
  • Planned and coordinated risk mitigation strategies to protect company assets.
  • Increased sales staff from [Number] to [Number] employees due to $[Number] increase in revenue.
  • Interviewed average of [Number] loan applicants per month and provided expert financial advice on mortgage, educational and personal loans.
  • Worked with regulatory representatives to complete accurate filings and maintain compliance.
  • Developed annual branch business plan for maximum profitability and effectiveness.
  • Raised capital by building partnerships with investors and maintaining strong stockholder relationships.
Assistant Manager Accounts and Finance, 06/2010 - 05/2012
Aegion Corp Albany, NY,
  • Prepared operational and risk reports detailing financial metrics to help management make proactive decisions.
  • Raised capital by building partnerships with investors and maintaining strong stockholder relationships.
  • Planned and coordinated risk mitigation strategies to protect company assets.
  • Created detailed financial models and applied analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis.
  • Analyzed investment materials to develop financial techniques to fulfill customer needs and predict favorable investments.
  • Developed and implemented accounting, financial and operational systems.
  • Collaborated with operations manager on staff compliance with all financial and banking regulations.
  • Streamlined cost analysis process by creating and implementing new, more efficient policies and procedures.
  • Evaluated budget plans and current costs to project trends and recommend updates.
  • Provided clients with budget management and financial guidance.
  • Supported development of [Type] budgets and financial projections.
  • Built positive working relationships with other department managers through effective communication.
  • Maintained compliance with internal financial controls and protocols.
  • Qualified clients and addressed specific needs to determine financial capabilities.
  • Assisted upper management and [Job title] with special [Type] projects.
  • Interviewed clients to determine income, expenses, financial objectives and risk tolerance in order to develop successful financial plans.
  • Leveraged market trends and industry surveys to compile data for exploring revenue generating and growth opportunities.
  • Prepared monthly operation summaries, identified cost savings, and communicated results to regional managers.
  • Implemented revenue-building practices which resulted in [Number]% profit increase.
  • Determined areas needing improvement and successfully recommended innovative solutions.
  • Networked within communities to identify and capitalize on business opportunities.
  • Tracked all revenue and expenses for [Number] regional offices and central maintenance facility.
  • Provided extensive coaching in financial processes and procedures to both newly hired and existing employees.
  • Analyzed spending and reviewed partnerships to restructure procedures and policies to guide business improvements.
  • Packaged financial agreements through cross-functional collaboration with controller and title clerk.
  • Overhauled financial reporting process by revamping controls and reporting structures.
  • Hired and supervised [Number] [Job title]s to ensure optimal productivity while adopting training program to educate personnel on best practices and protocols.
  • Increased customer satisfaction rates by implementing effective conflict-resolution methods.
  • Created targeted metrics to track and record key findings and drive business objectives.
  • Implemented vital financial processes by setting up vendor information and payment structures, defining operational expenses, managing bank accounts and reconciling accounts.
  • Created personalized portfolio modeling designs to deliver unique, customized portfolios to each client.
  • Accomplished revenue and profitability goals by applying extensive knowledge of bank and credit union programs as well as factors which produced best terms.
  • Increased maintenance contracts penetration from [Number]% to [Number]% during [Timeframe].
  • Funded deals efficiently and economically by using [Type] and [Type] funding platforms.
  • Established new escrow accounts, processing documents in accordance with terms and agreements.
  • Qualified and approved applications for [Type] financing, closed sales contracts and cross-sold insurance products while complying with state laws.
  • Drove revenue for exterior and interior protection plans, boosting plan purchase rates from [Number]% to [Number]%.
  • Increased profitability by negotiating contract terms and rates with [Number] banking institutions.
  • Transformed market position through relationship building, resulting in increased profits.
  • Reviewed and analyzed client credit to determine interest rates and loan terms.
  • Increased after-market sales by [Number]% by persuasively presenting additional products which enhanced vehicle and ownership experience.
  • Elevated sales by [Number]% through effective team leadership, new product development and innovative marketing strategies.
  • Boosted sales by [Number]% through productive management, product development and proven marketing methods.
  • Boosted profitability by discussing contract terms with [Number] [Type] institutions.
  • Educated customers on importance of service contracts to provide better product experiences and gap insurance benefits.
  • Analyzed client needs and developed specific strategies to establish financial capabilities.
  • Analyzed client financial reports and implemented comprehensive systems to align with customer needs and boost sales.
  • Created sales methods by developing cross-market business relations to boost customer base.
  • Increased profits by $[Amount] per [Product or Service] on average through after-market product sales, applying banking knowledge and utilizing credit union programs.
  • Used consumer trends and [Type] information to arrange data for profit-increasing opportunities.
  • Researched and analyzed market trends to meet short- and long-term corporate goals.
  • Fostered company growth by cooperating with [Job title] to create and implement marketing plans in accordance with consumer trends.
  • Established budgets, cash flow forecasts, cost assessments and provided [Timeframe] reports.
  • Addressed ways to improve internal control processes and accounting procedures.
  • Collaborated with sales managers and sales consultants to create positive atmosphere, resulting in maximum profitability and customer satisfaction.
  • Initiated growth opportunities by collaborating with [Job title] to develop marketing strategies aligned with current trends, new item innovation and brand-specific sales.
  • Explained and emphasized benefits of dealer financing in lieu of cash payments or credit union financing to boost revenue by [Number]%.
  • Coordinated and compiled financial and statistical data, and formulated spreadsheet model for financial reporting and analysis.
  • Executed customized comprehensive financial strategies to exceed customer needs and sales goals.
  • Considered trusted resource by senior management to advise clients in assorted industry sectors.
  • Drove sales by researching employment status and credit history to approve loan agreements.
  • Enhanced financial performance metrics by networking to create successful and sustainable relationships.
  • Generated average of $[Amount] in revenue per vehicle.
  • Generated additional $[Amount] in [Timeframe] by closing contracts.
  • Competently compiled, interpreted, and verified crucial financial data--both actual and foreseen.
  • Increased brand awareness by compiling consumer information and market trends and molding marketing approaches accordingly.
  • Boosted revenue and maintained budget through use of networking opportunities to foster successful business relations.
  • Boosted customer satisfaction ratings by employing conflict resolution techniques.
  • Developed sales tactics and strategic alliances to grow existing customer base.
  • Led banking tasks, business administration and financial decision-making to ensure first-class client services.
  • Reviewed [Type] applications against established parameters to determine approval, rejection or modification requirements.
  • Created new revenue-building techniques resulting in increased sales volume of $[Amount] from contracts.
  • Decreased risk by analyzing loan submissions and implementing established guidelines and procedures.
  • Collaborated with team members to develop financial reporting package for [Type] department.
  • Established budgets and strategic business plans for daily operations.
  • Achieved increased service contract penetration to [Number]%.
  • Mitigated regulatory risks by structuring loan submissions using financial need and investor compliance standards.
  • Extensively analyzed and researched financial data ahead of annual budget creation and administration.
  • Sold service contracts, insurance and after-market products while continually tracking sales, developing goals and pitching new products, resulting [Number]% increased revenue.
  • Employed and trained [Number] new recruits according to established guidelines to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Structured deals and negotiated with financial institutions to complete financing and funding.
  • Managed complex client requests that solved users' needs with reliability and performance.
  • Maximized branding initiatives by using customer data and market trends in strategic planning.
  • Monitored electronic claims submissions and bad debt write-offs.
Cost Controller, 06/1998 - 05/2004
Sur Mercure, Accor Group, Oman Holdings LLC City, STATE,
  • Managed accounting, payroll and financial reporting activities.
  • Provided guidance and leadership to [Number] employees.
  • Developed annual budget and compared actual expenses against projected budget.
  • Created internal controls and corrective actions to reduce risk or deficiencies.
  • Administered payroll for employees and oversaw corporate payroll reconciliation and tax activities.
  • Complied with SOX guidelines and developed policies to maintain compliance with other regulatory statutes.
  • Produced financial reports and audit documentation to facilitating internal and external auditing.
  • Managed cash flows to optimize year-end tax benefits.
  • Used US GAAP to shape technical accounting policies and procedures.
  • Advised executives on contracts with significant financial implications.
  • Prepared variance analyses and ensured accounting activities were supported and documented.
  • Contacted non-compliant accounts to discuss payment options.
  • Prepared monthly financial statements, coordinated annual audits and facilitated preparation of Consolidated Annual Financial Reports (CAFR).
  • Streamlined operations to achieve new efficiencies, improve on-time collections and reduce invoice processing time by [Number]%.
  • Developed complex P&L reports to inform stakeholders.
  • Maintained internal controls and safeguards for revenues, costs, budgets and expenditures.
  • Oversaw month-end closing process, prepared financial statements and managed advanced reconciliations.
  • Provided timely actuals, forecast, and budget data for IT and corporate management.
  • Implemented multiple software conversions, including desktop setup and staff training.
  • Consistently tested and developed strategies to improve information flow throughout organization.
  • Coordinated and finalized quarterly and annual financial reporting packages.
  • Prepared and presented annual fiscal and business plans.
  • Reviewed account reconciliations and journal entries and resolved discrepancies to maintain record and account accuracy.
  • Evaluated collection reports to determine collections status and outstanding balance amounts.
  • Prepared and presented operational reports to senior management and executive teams.
  • Actualized strategies to turnaround failing [Type] assets and capitalize on $[Amount].
  • Designed and formatted financial reports for internal and external users.
  • Managed efficient and accurate [Timeframe] AP and AR operations.
  • Coordinated timely dissemination of financial management reports such as internal and external financial statements, annual audits and annual budgets.
  • Executed periodic budgeting and modeling to project monthly cash requirements.
  • Led annual financial audit and preparation of support for audited financial statements.
  • Improved billing and month-end reporting processes.
  • Reviewed sales numbers and calculated commissions.
  • Assured corporate income tax compliance to maintain accurate completion of corporate income tax returns, including application of favorable tax codes.
  • Developed and administered company, program, department and project budgets worth combined $[Amount] per year.
  • Reorganized finance and accounting departments to improve efficiency and cut excess spending.
  • Maintained general ledger and chart of accounts, performed complex accounting functions such as journal entry preparation, account analysis, balance sheet reconciliation and preparation of quarterly financial statements.
  • Implemented innovative billing software for [Type] department to enable [Type] improvements and enhance accuracy.
  • Supervised accounting and financial functions, including month-end close processes, and reconciled treasury transactions; worked with Chief Financial Officer and external auditors to complete year-end close process.
  • Controlled revenue collection systems to maintain information quality and integrity.
  • Updated billing procedures to improve overall efficiency and reduce accounts receivable.
  • Modified comprehensive financial reporting package to reflect growing organizational complexity and managed financial reporting processes to validate internal and external financial results align with GAAP.
  • Oversaw financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable, asset coordination, account management and budgets.
  • Validated systems and procedures to support program implementation and streamline auditing processes.
  • Facilitated and completed annual financial statement audits and reviewed results.
  • Collaborated with finance and accounting departments to deliver comprehensive financial information to facilitate decision making for management, stakeholders and parent company.
  • Compiled, prepared, and filed federal and state tax returns in compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Directed and coordinated company financial management and budget administration for [Number] business segments worth $[Amount].
  • Coordinated financial statement reviews to coordinate variance reporting, analysis of year-to-date and forecast performance against expectations.
  • Spearheaded and directed accounting divisions to manage fund accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable, payroll, budget and grant accounting functions.
  • Reduced expenses by [Number]% by sourcing and negotiating new rates for insurance.
  • Collaborated with program leaders and staff to provide education and training on finance and accounting procedures.
  • Collaborated with program leaders and staff to provide education and training on finance and accounting procedures.
  • Managed daily accounting operations, including closing, reporting and reconciliation functions.
  • Managed day-to-day finance operations by working closely with accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll staff to provide direction.
Senior Accountant, 05/1993 - 06/1998
ITC Holdings Corp. City, STATE,
  • Compiled budget documents and monitored costs to maintain control systems.
  • Managed accounting department staff members and workload.
  • Managed financial operations, month-end reporting, financial schedules and reconciliations.
  • Analyzed files and accounts for discrepancies and resolved variances.
  • Performed general ledger account reconciliations and generated updated financial documents.
  • Assessed accuracy, completeness and integrity of company financial records.
  • Oversaw accounting operations and financial paperwork.
  • Monitored all company costs and presented budget forecasts each quarter.
  • Monitored and tracked expenses to keep business on track with financial targets.
  • Reviewed and reconciled discrepancies in accounts and financial documentation.
  • Worked with financial team to convert financial department software to Dynamic accounting package.
  • Managed and prepared journal entries and reconciliations to support monthly general ledger closing activities.
  • Collaborated with Controller and external auditors to conduct year-end close process.
  • Prepared and distributed financial statements and reports, including variance reports, regulatory filings and related schedules.
  • Kept fully compliant and current financial records for [Type] operations with more than $[Amount] in yearly revenue.
  • Communicated with senior management on status of capital appropriations budget.
  • Completed month-end and year-end close procedures and reconciled all bank accounts.
  • Collected and reviewed employee, department and company-wide financial information.
  • Created and implemented procedures and best practices for bank reconciliation process and completed balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Supported budget administration with detailed expense analyses and report reviews.
  • Installed new billing system resulting in reduced invoicing time and decreased receivables turn cycles.
  • Generated and presented monthly financial statements to senior management.
  • Organized accounts for industry audits and supported audit process.
  • Documented and tracked overhead and capital expenses for budgetary purposes.
  • Completed updates to general ledger by adding latest entries and reviewing transactions entered by staff.
  • Participated in team transitioning accounting systems from Libra to PeopleSoft.
  • Worked on 10K and 10Q filing and assigned footnotes to annual report.
  • Developed processes and procedures for central treasury at $[Number]M resort.
  • Represented clients in communication with tax authorities and provided knowledgeable litigation support to resolve financial issues.
  • Successfully converted manual accounting system to electronic system to reduce errors and improve efficiency.
  • Performed biweekly payroll and updated employee records.
  • Discussed and negotiated working capital requirements with banking representatives.
  • Determined tax owed, completed and filed returns, and upheld compliance with all applicable laws.
  • Managed month-end and year-end close duties, administered additions, and performed maintenance and reporting of all corporate fixed assets.
  • Completed in-depth analysis of business operations, trends and obligations to complete accurate projections.
  • Established complete accounting structures, processes and controls to meet business requirements.
Education and Training
MBA: Accounting And Finance, Expected in 2011
University of Phoenix - Tempe, AZ
  • Ranked in Top [Number]% of class
  • Honor Roll [Semester and Year]
  • [Number] GPA
Master of Commerce: Accounting And Finance, Expected in 1992
Kerala University - Kerala, India,
Taxation : , Expected in 2005
H& R Block - Jacksonville, FL,

90 hours completed

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