Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
  • Computer Skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Oracle Accounting, Open-To-Buy, Macros, SAP
  • Community Leadership: Serve as President of on a three-person Condo Board of a 32-unit complex
10/2014 to 04/2015
Senior Financial Analyst Taskrabbit Charlotte, NC,
  • Role focused on financial analysis, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning. Provide decision support, financial analysis and business planning direction and presenting findings to senior management.
  • Prepared monthly and quarterly financial reporting package and provide value added insight on sales, gross margin, and inventory results.
  • Prepared variance analysis to Plan and LY on P&L and margin reporting.
  • Helped develop monthly, annual and long-range budgets and strategic plans.
  • Acted as a financial business partner to marketing and e-commerce groups to determine cost/benefit analysis of their campaigns.
  • Provided financial support to the field management team in process for new store acquisitions and contract renewals.
  • Helped identify, track, analyze and evaluate financial business risks/opportunities.
  • Developed annual performance scorecards of KPI's for store managers.
  • Compiled year-over-year enrollment data for 700+ schools to gather analysis of sales and units per student and school type information, as this information is vital to financial planning and decision making.
01/1 to 01/1
Manager of Financial Analysis Regions Hospital Arden Hills, MN,
  • 06/2009 - 10/2014 Prepared comprehensive forecasts of sales and inventory levels for the nation's largest bookseller with 700 stores. Analyzed sales data for several key categories and provide input to aid buying and merchandising teams in creating seasonal plans.
  • Contributed to sustained profitability of the company by monitoring inventory, calculating ratios, and determining appropriate pricing; ensure that markdowns are in keeping with targeted percentage of sales.
  • Enhanced profits by analyzing inventory levels and determining the most efficient distribution methods.
  • Conducted weekly, monthly, and annual trend analysis; compare historical data to formulate accurate forecasts.
  • Maximized inventory turn issues by identifying slow-moving and obsolete merchandise. Managed day-to-day accounting functions for three publishing divisions of Barnes & Noble. Performed all aspects of general accounting including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger maintenance, journal entries, and month-end closing activities. Reported directly to the Vice President of Finance.
  • Streamlined accounting processes, which resulted in reducing time needed for month-end close by 33%.
  • Developed macros and other automated tools to increase efficiency and accuracy; converted many manual functions to automated systems for critical general accounting functions.
  • Reviewed expense account detail, ensuring for proper accounting and accruals if necessary, and reporting was given to VP of Finance detailing variances of Actuals vs Budget and LY.
  • Worked closely with department heads to review profit & loss statements and prepare accurate forecasts.
  • Improved the accuracy of inventory for a subsidiary with long-standing issues; reduced the need to write-off consignment inventory by instituting detailed analysis of accounting records.
  • Supported senior management and sales team by performing ad-hoc queries and producing timely reports.
  • Reviewed and approved balance sheet sub-ledger schedules, which were provided to corporate accounting.
03/1996 to 10/2003
Senior Accountant Danaher Mount Vernon, IL,
Performed diverse general accounting functions for the largest independent music publisher in world. Performed consolidated accounting for five divisions with annual sales of $250 million. Managed month-end closes, analyzed accounts, prepared P&L and balance sheets, reviewed capital expenditures, and performed cash reporting.
Expected in 1995
Bachelor of Science: Accounting
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, Newark, DE * Bachelor of Science in Accounting 1995 Additional Information
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