(207) 400-0086 sjones@lemessurier.com

Education

University of Southern Maine
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Honors Graduate
Finance & Economics 2011-2012

Notary Public – Maine

Software Proficiences

  • Office 365
  • Excel, Word
  • Adobe
  • QuickBooks
  • Google Drive
  • Power Point
  • Social Media Platforms

Core Expertise

Finance

  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Short-term and long-term financial projections
  • KPI, measure performance on each business unit
  • CAPEX plan
  • Project cash flows
  • Analyze all expenditures, ROI reports
  • Budgeted v. actual revenue/expenses
  • AP/AR
  • Payroll/Collections
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping

Other Experience

Operations Management
Report editing, Proposals, Estimates, Change orders, RFQ/RFP, Phone system Management, Time sheet management, Vendor account Management, POS System

HR – Human Resources
Preparing/updating employment records, transferring, promoting, and terminating. Explaining policies, procedures, laws, and standards. Process new hire paperwork. Oversee hiring process, coordinate job posts, reviewing resumes, reference checks. Manage health insurance, retirement and other benefits

Marketing
Material design, Lead conferences/events
Web Management/Social Media

Chara Gannett has worked in the finance industry for over 10 years. Chara is responsible for maximizing financial return by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. She oversees cost and general accounting, accounts receivable/collection, payroll and risk management. Chara works to direct, plan, develop, organize, implement, and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance. She oversees all financial results, profitability, capital expenditures and tax planning, ensuring compliance with all federal, state, local, payroll, and property taxes. She works to manage internal IT and works closely with outside vendors. She is an effective and respected senior leader of the organization. She exhibits effective leadership and management skills and is a champion of core company values. She provides timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the CEO/President and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities. Chara graduated with honors earning her BBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Southern Maine. She received a scholarship to attend the state university after being awarded as a ‘Maine Youth Who Inspires’.

Professional Experience

Building Envelope Specialists
Director of Finance 2017-Current

A New Leaf
CFO/Business Manager – 2013-2017

Olympia Equities
Financial Assist to CFO 2010 Internship

Southern Maine Specialties
Finance Manager – 2008-2010

Skills

  • Detailed knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. (GAAP)
  • Expert-Level proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel (v-lookups, pivot tables, IF Formulas)
  • Expert-Level experience in QuickBooks
  • Strong analytical experience
  • Detail oriented, with high level of ethics and integrity
  • Leadership qualities
  • Embodies a client service mindset.
  • Ability to communicate and influence on complex issues effectively with peers, subsidiary leadership teams, and other key stakeholders.
  • Ability to make well-balanced business decisions, through a finance lens, in the best interest of the enterprise.
  • Superior interpersonal skill
  • Fast learner
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent presentation skills

Federal Work Disciplines

Code Description
02 Administrative
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