Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Entrepreneurial Small Business Owner with [Number] years of [Type] business experience. Knowledgeable about [Area of expertise] with fantastic budgeting, training and [Type] skills. Committed to running smooth and profitable [Type] businesses. Self-assured individual offering more than [Number] years of experience as Business Owner. Well-versed in [Industry]. Flexible and poised promoting well-developed skills in [Skill] and [Skill]. Goal-oriented Small Business Owner with superior understanding of [Type] companies and [Type] markets. Proven history of making profitable business choices and maximizing revenues through streamlining business processes. Expert in [Type] management with training in [Area of expertise]. Determined and responsible [Job Title] with more than [Number] years of success boosting efficiency and streamlining procedures for [Type] groups. Focused on smoothly overseeing financial, personnel and operational facets. Effectively balance targets with resources and optimize long-term success.

  • Financial Statement Review
  • Team Leadership
  • Mathematical Calculation and Reasoning
  • Records Organization and Management
  • Decision Making
  • Assignment Delegation
  • Focus and Follow-Through
  • Customer Relations
  • Deadline Management
  • Business Forecasting
  • Data Analysis
  • Inventory Tracking and Management
  • Sales Tracking
  • Business Leadership
  • Finance and Accounting Oversight
Work History
11/2002 to Current
Small Business Owner Wells Fargo Evanston, WY,
  • Devised, deployed and monitored processes to boost long-term business success and increase profit levels 100%.
  • Set, enforced and optimized internal policies to maintain efficiency and responsiveness to demands.
  • Coached and mentored team of 5 employees through effective recruitment, hiring and goal setting methods.
  • Provided elite customer service to over 350 customers per year by resolving escalated problems and calmly responding to shifting priorities.
  • Outlined finances, goals and daily operations of service company in detailed business plans.
  • Oversaw business budget planning and administration, accounting functions, purchasing and bi-weekly payroll to handle financial needs.
  • Coached and mentored team of 5 employees through effective recruitment, hiring and goal setting methods.
  • Promoted business via social media to generate leads and maximize brand identity.
  • Oversaw deployment of strategic business plans to accomplish accounting, compliance and revenue targets.
  • Completed in-depth analyses of risks to control company profile, enhance systems and track legal concerns.
  • Oversaw all financial operations company-wide, including budgets, payroll and accounts payable and receivable.
  • Prepared year-end fixed asset schedule for inclusion in Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and monthly financial reports for board meeting.
  • Created and deployed forward-thinking initiatives to drive corporate vision and outperform revenue targets.
  • Prepared accurate financial statements at end of quarter.
  • Built and deployed strategies to achieve company vision and enhance tactical operations.
  • Conducted detailed analysis of company financial information and oversaw preparation of related reports.
  • Analyzed operational issues and implemented corrective action plans to improve profitability and efficiency.
  • Oversaw all production, pricing, sales and distribution activities.
  • Set and monitored effective financial policies.
  • Provided financial expertise to departments such as human resources and legal.
  • Devised strategies for monitoring, evaluating and tracking operational achievements.
  • Devised successful benchmarks and performance optimization strategies to enhance company objectives.
  • Created, planned and implemented policies and procedures to increase productivity and maximize return on investments.
  • Developed future financial plans to support company objectives.
  • Assessed company resources and made adjustments to keep operations efficient and cost-effective.
  • Directed all financial activities, including budget development, creation of budgetary controls and recordkeeping systems and investment management.
10/1995 to 11/2002
Audit Manager Aspire Public Schools East Palo Alto, CA,
  • Trained and mentored department staff on policies and procedures to establish strong foundation for client development and service activities.
  • Conducted strategic and technical reviews to verify compliance with quality control standards, schedule constraints and budget parameters.
  • Interacted with internal staff and clients to improve operational knowledge of relevant tax issues and business implications.
  • Analyzed accounting systems for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Gathered and analyzed financial data to determine improvement efforts.
  • Recommended changes to management regarding financial operations.
  • Analyzed complex client problems and generated targeted solutions that resolved outstanding issues while enhancing client business positions.
  • Developed high-level knowledge of client business goals, policies and procedures to establish foundation for targeted problem solutions.
  • Completed audit papers by thoroughly documenting audit tests and findings.
  • Evaluated design and operating effectiveness of audit areas using [Technique].
  • Identified control gaps in processes, procedures and systems through in-depth research and assessment and suggested methods for improvement.
  • Identified management control weaknesses and provided value added suggestions for remediation.
  • Prepared working papers, reports and supporting documentation for audit findings.
  • Identified audit risks, prepared budgets and coordinated with management and audit team in preparing related reports.
  • Developed and implemented corrective actions to bring business areas in line with standards.
09/1994 to 10/1995
Controller C&S Family Of Companies Kearny, NJ,
  • Created and distributed reports on internal and external finances, audits and budgets.
  • Completed journal entries, reconciliations and account analysis to prepare quarterly financial documents and general account management.
  • Used MS Excel to prepare external audit documentation and financial reports to assist management in operational planning and key decision making.
  • Mitigated risk by implementing internal controls and safeguards for revenues and expenditures.
  • Worked with 4 executives to create annual budget and track actual expenses against projected expenses.
  • Provided treasury and cash management by overseeing reconciliation of banking activity, credit card processing and sales tax returns.
  • Increased flow of financial information throughout company by improving communication strategies.
  • Supervised accurate, efficient and compliant completion of monthly financial reporting packages.
  • Followed up with delinquent accounts to obtain funds and reduce aging balances.
  • Worked with both internal and external users to create detailed financial reports.
  • Managed budgets, assets, portfolios, accounts payable and receivable and general financial reporting procedures.
  • Completed year-end close processes with [Job title] through effective supervision financial functions and regular treasury transactions.
  • Prepared external audit documentation and financial reports for [Type] operations with more than $[Amount] in yearly revenue.
  • Managed payroll data entry and processing for [Number] employees to comply with predetermined company guidelines.
  • Calculated salesperson commissions based on established parameters and disbursed [Timeframe] payments.
  • Managed outstanding balance amounts by evaluating reports and determining collection statuses.
10/1991 to 10/1994
Auditor Ritz Carlton Hotel City, STATE,
  • Investigated auditing discrepancies by reconciling cash drop and credit card transactions.
  • Ran daily, weekly and monthly reports to close day and meet objectives.
  • Anticipated guests' needs and responded to all requests within reasonable amount of time.
  • Identified and suggested remedies for areas of improvement based on detailed daily reports and analysis.
  • Set up and entered all financial data into spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel.
  • Responded to guest needs quickly and efficiently, noting changes in reservations or special needs for day crew.
  • Walked through properties to maximize guest safety and clear areas of trash and debris.
  • Reviewed checklist on daily basis and planned shift accordingly.
  • Resolved guest complaints by addressing issues with rooms promptly.
  • Completed night audit for guest ledgers to close bank and cash registers, reconciling issues quickly and marking discrepancies.
  • Answered phone within [Number] minutes throughout shift, closely following strict guidelines for customer service and satisfaction.
  • Applied mathematical abilities on daily basis to calculate and check figures in all areas of accounting systems.
  • Investigated daily variances uncovered with [Type] and [Type] reports and corrected errors to resolve discrepancies.
  • Entered figures using 10-key calculator to compute data quickly.
  • Completed bi-weekly payroll for company employees, including calculating taxes, vacation and sick time.
  • Documented accounts and logs throughout shift to keep up with all requirements.
  • Kept accounts in balance and ran daily reports to verify totals.
  • Attended staff meetings on [Timeframe] basis and brought issues to attention of upper management.
Expected in
BBA: Accounting
Georgia Southern University - Statesboro, GA
  • Certified Public Accountant

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