Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
An accomplished Financial professional with more than 13 years' experience in challenging corporate environments. Areas of expertise include financial analysis, accounting, forecasting, inventory management principles and budgeting. Hands-on experience in providing robust analytics of key performance indicators and trends.
  • Business Process Development and Improvement
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Advanced Problem Solving Abilities
  • Excise Taxes
  • Budgeting
  • Fleet Registration and Renewals
  • Market Trends and Analysis
  • Sales and Use Tax/Tax Analysis
  • Forecasting and Planning
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Account Reconciliation

2012 to Current Tax Administrator / Inventory Analyst - Purchasing & Sourcing Petroliance, LLC | City, STATE,
  • Conduct analyses to address inventory levels frequently leading to consistent sales and profitability while limiting dead stock within the Mid-Atlantic Region.
  • Implement and execute strategies to improve fill rate performance, reduce inventory levels, and increase turns. 
  • Use inventory management principles to establish and coordinate inventory counts and reconciliations
  • ​Work with facility managers, strategic pricing managers, regional operations/sales managers and warehouse personnel to evaluate, plan, and monitor inventory levels to meet forecasting and corporate financial objectives
  • Provide ad-hoc reporting and analytic support to management as needed.
  • Consolidate and analyze monthly results and budgets
  • Recommend tax strategies by researching, interpreting, and implementing tax laws.
  • Successfully led all key projects and research which resulted in implementation of the new Returns Excise software for Illinois Motor Fuels online deviating away from the previous database. The new software is more accurate and process flow is smoother and more time efficient.
  • Completed all company fleet insurance renewals and worked with the DOT and DMV to update registrations along with maintaining vehicle mileage and reporting all fleet activity to the state of North Carolina.
06/2010 to 10/2011 Store Setup Project Lead Carquest Auto Parts - General Parts Incorporated | City, STATE,
  • Responsible for the analysis of blueprints and layout of store locations with the Setup Supervisors and/or Field Supervisors to insure that the planning of the future project is done within the parameters set forth by Carquest.
  • Ensured that the new product is merchandised visually to promote the adaptability of GPI to cater to the walk-in customer and insure ultimate coverage of lines of material needed to cover any needs associated with auto repair or improvement.
  • Worked with the Store Managers, District Managers, etc to insure that needs are met that will satisfy the associates along with all customers that procure services and materials from GPI.
  • Traveled to numerous regions across the United States and learned of different market specifications and operational intricacies while making sure that the store locations are in compliance with the new store layouts.
06/2007 to 02/2010 Purchasing and Sourcing / Supply Chain / Buyer Stock Building Supply | City, STATE,
  • Expert procurement and sourcing of roofing and insulation materials for key regions around the country.
  • Performed skilled vendor surveys to attain competitive pricing for customers.
  • Surveyed commercial and residential job quotes to attain the best competitive price for the customers.
  • Analyzed market trends and reconciled inventory levels.
  • Provided material acquisitions advice during the peak season to attain a greater share of the customer business in the off-season by bringing products in at a lower price.
  • Cross departmental collaboration with store specialists to ensure proper inventory levels.
  • Provided expert inventory and procurement system management to ensure budgetary compliance and attainment of optimum business metrics.
  • Published weekly market reports for the stores around the country for the roofing and insulation product lines.
  • Traveled to Atlanta area frequently to facilitate the promotion of strong business communications and a collaborative environment with the company's Associates.
  • Responsible for the replenishment and inventory control in the Metro Atlanta, GA area.
  • Analysis of ordering controls for each item in the 14 specified stores in my responsibility area.
  • Coordination with the Distribution Center to provide accurate and timely shipping to the stores and customers.
01/2006 to 06/2007 Inventory Control Specialist / Purchasing Manager /Sourcing Stock Building Supply | City, STATE,
  • Responsible for the complete negotiating and materials procurement process.
  • Included analysis of market trend reports to determine optimum purchase times as well as vendor negotiations to ensure prime customer service.
  • Partnered with the Business Manager to implement new protocols for stores, business development executives and contractors to ensure rapid response to customer inquiries.
  • Part of the core team that researched and brought in new products that were more cost efficient and of a higher quality which resulted in cost savings and increased brand appeal.
  • Solely responsible for the ordering and control of stair parts inventory.

09/2003 to 01/2006 Vendor Store Relations Specialist/Check Requests/Expense Reconciliation Stock Building Suppy | City, STATE,
  • Relationship Management with major vendors such as US Lumber, Norcraft, Amarr, MW, and Guardian Building Products.
  • Caucused with stores from assigned region to bring back ideas and feedback from the staff in order to generate buy-in for procedures as well as ensure strict AP procedural protocols are followed.
  • Collaborated with and trained many of the Business Analyst and Purchasing Associates in proper processing of items with sensitive average cost and counts.
  • Expertly answered store and vendor inquiries regarding invoices and check procedures.
  • Key contributor to the Associate Training process to ensure smooth departmental transitions.
  • Well versed in Variance Resolution, Reconciliation, Expense, P-Card, Employee Expense, and Banking.
  • Responsible for the entry and prompt payment of customer refunds.
  • Filed and maintained exemplary records of manual request of checks and the flow of monies tendered to the stores for advertising, tax and truck licenses, stipends, etc.
  • Cross departmental collaboration with Corporate Logistics, HR, Finance, Advertising, Purchasing, and other departments within Stock Building Supply.
  • Responsible for the preparation of invoices and entry of expense invoices for expense associates. Analyze and audit journals from the NOVA centralization stores.

  • Crystal Reporting
  • Powerpoint
  • Epicor Prophet 21
  • Avalara Returns Excise
  • FuelQuest Zytax
  • Microsoft Excel
  • SAP
Expected in BS Degree | Business: Financial Management University of Phoenix, , GPA:

Business: Financial Management

Expected in Currently pursuing CPA certification | , , GPA:

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School Attended

  • University of Phoenix

Job Titles Held:

  • Tax Administrator / Inventory Analyst - Purchasing & Sourcing
  • Store Setup Project Lead
  • Purchasing and Sourcing / Supply Chain / Buyer
  • Inventory Control Specialist / Purchasing Manager /Sourcing
  • Vendor Store Relations Specialist/Check Requests/Expense Reconciliation


  • BS Degree
  • Currently pursuing CPA certification

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