Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Qualifications Summary
Effective and resourceful Accounting Professional excelling at designing efficient quality control procedures and maintaining sound internal controls. Over come complex business challenges and make high stakes decisions using experienced-based judgment, strong work ethic and irreproachable integrity. Results driven with extensive knowledge in a wide range of financial and management functions. They include corporate finance, budget management, procurement, strategic planning, project management, contract and regulatory compliance. Proficient in developing and utilizing knowledge of a diverse array of core financial models and advanced problem solving skills to improve and further objectives.
Profile and Value
  • Business process re-engineering
  • Inventory control
  • Finance and accounting
  • Procurement expertise
  • Vendor sourcing
  • Ethical approach
  • Advanced problem solving
  • Project planning and development
  • Contract management and negotiation
  • Data analysis understanding
  • Financial administration
  • Long-term business planning and execution
Bachelor of Science: Business Management, Expected in
Albany State University - Albany,
Associate of Arts: Business Management, Expected in
Darton State College - Albany, GA.

Certification in State Purchasing Card Administrator (GCPCA): , Expected in July 2016
Georgia Department of Administrative Services - Atlanta, GA.

Certification in State Purchasing (GCPA): , Expected in July 2015
Georgia Department of Administrative Services - Atlanta, GA.

Dougherty County Management and Administrative Training: , Expected in May 2014
Government Administration - Albany, GA.
Professional Experience
Purchasing Card Administrator, 02/2016 to Current
Macalester CollegeSaint Paul, MN,
  • Accountable for providing highly skilled administrative support to the VP of Fiscal Affairs in managing the activities of the University\'s Purchasing Card Program.
  • Implement processes to monitor and maintain departmental budgets as forecasted in fiscal year projections.
  • Verifies the procurement practices comply with established ethical practices as set forth by both the Georgia Department of Administrative Services and the Board of Regents.
  • Primary liaison to Bank of America and Department of Administrative Services to effectively resolve issues, maintain vendor relations, conduct audits and ensure compliance.
  • Providing oversight and day-to-day administration of the university P-Card program; and serving as program administrator and primary contact with department heads, faculty and staff to advise on the program and how to implement the use of the P-Card program within their department.
  • Processing applications for new cards to university staff and faculty, and ensuring that they have completed the required training programs and testing.
  • Managing account setup, closure, account limitations and controls (e.g., dollar amount and merchant category code restrictions), and performing routine account maintenance.
  • Updating policies, procedures, forms and training materials relating to the P-Card Program; and conducting training/workshops on cardholder responsibilities, restrictions and required document submissions associated with the P-Card Program.
  • Reconciling individual accounts and BOA monthly master statement, and submitting reports to DOAS as required; and troubleshooting issues encountered with the P-Card program.
  • Analyzed budgets, financial reports and projections for accurate reporting of financial standing.
  • Created an analytical framework for identifying and developing financial growth opportunities.
  • Managed high volumes of financial activity in a fast-paced, risk-based corporate environment.

Buyer/ Procurement, 05/2015 to 01/2016
Apache CorporationHobbs, NM,
  • Perform administrative duties related to the procuring of services, supplies and equipment in conformance with the laws and policies of Georgia Department of Administrative Services and Board of Regents.
  • Create purchase orders and accurately review and source NIGP codes.
  • Reconcile monthly Purchasing Card transactions.
  • Assist in procurement training and development for eProcurement and Georgia First Marketplace.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining processes of purchasing, contracts and procurement sources including small business and minority owned suppliers to stay abreast of trends, technologies, products and services.
  • Responsible for interacting with all levels of management in adhering to apportioned budgets.
  • Demonstrate initiative and independent judgment in soliciting and evaluating competitive bids.
  • Effectively establish and maintain vendor and working relationships with regard to a diverse population.
  • Assumed ownership of accounting, forecasting and strategic supply planning.
  • Improved supply chain processes by implementing cross-functional efforts in customer service and repair operations.
  • Synthesized financial and budgetary information to solve problems and develop alternative solutions.

Accountant, 10/2013 to 06/2015
The Mentor NetworkWooster, OH,
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining vendor relations.
  • Oversee billing and invoicing for inter-governmental agencies.
  • Effectively manage accounts payable and receivable for Dougherty County.
  • Accurately compile monthly reporting of inter-department expenses.
  • Track and reconcile inmate medical billing for payment.
  • Expedite travel requisition based on budgets for county employees and government officials.
  • Adhere to budget guidelines as outlined by the Finance Director and County Administrator.
  • Identified and investigated variances to financial plans and forecasts by interpreting financial results.
  • Forecasted operating costs for scheduled projects by strategizing with other departments.

Administrative Operations Coordinator, 07/2011 to 10/2013
Department Of Juvenile JusticeCity, STATE,
  • Performed a variety of daily accounting non-clerical operations to include complex general accounting functions, preparation of journal entries and account analysis.
  • Monitors inventory and purchasing controls for individual departments, spending reduced by 30%.
  • Developed annual budgets in collaboration with the financial director.
  • Reconcile general ledger, credit card purchasing and postings.
  • Advanced experience in PeopleSoft applications and accounting programs.
  • Proposed and achieved cost savings by reducing product return rates.
  • Sourced vendors for special project needs and negotiated contracts.


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School Attended

  • Albany State University
  • Darton State College
  • Georgia Department of Administrative Services
  • Georgia Department of Administrative Services
  • Government Administration

Job Titles Held:

  • Purchasing Card Administrator
  • Buyer/ Procurement
  • Accountant
  • Administrative Operations Coordinator


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Certification in State Purchasing Card Administrator (GCPCA)
  • Certification in State Purchasing (GCPA)
  • Dougherty County Management and Administrative Training

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