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Divisional Controller Accounting Manager in Dallas TX Resume Carole Beyer


Carole Beyer is a Senior Accounting Project Manager with over 20 years of experience providing accounting, management and financial services to JCPenney. Carole is an Accurate Accounting Manager who has saved employer money and public scrutiny by effectively reviewing business functions.

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									C AROLE A. B EYER                                                        McKinney, TX 75070 ●
                                                    ● 469.358.5540

                                         DIVISIONAL CONTROLLER

Senior Accounting Project Manager with over 20 years of experience providing accounting, management and
financial services to JCPenney. Accurate Accounting Manager who has saved employer money and public scrutiny by
effectively reviewing business functions. Dynamic professional with an exceptional business acumen dealing with a
wide range of accounting and administrative activities. Motivated professional who has consistently exceeded
expectations and has been promoted accordingly.

     Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance ● Full Cycle Accounting ● Financial Analysis and Reporting ● Internal Controls
   Year-End Closing ● Leadership ● Oracle Financial Tools Implementation ● Project Management ● Procurement
    Account Research and Reconciliation ● Cost Savings ● Budgeting ● Tax Auditing ● Forecasting and Analysis

                                                 CAREER HISTORY

JCP E N N E Y , Plano, TX
A North American chain of department stores.

Oracle Project Accounting Implementation Manager (2011 – 2012)
Oversaw the implementation and integration of Project Accounting as part of the Oracle R12 Financial Suite to ensure
milestones and critical timelines were met. Collaborated with key Finance, Tax, and Operational stakeholders, along
with system engineers and consultants to lead the project to implementation. Authored business requirement
documents, issues and risk logs to support Project Accounting’s integration with Sabrix Sales and Use Tax solution
and the following Oracle functions: Accounts Payable, General Ledger and Fixed Assets modules.
    ●   Completely turned around a failing project by repairing client relationships and driving scheduling timelines.
    ●   Decreased actual and forecast reporting time for $400 million in company capital by one week each quarter.

Divisional Controller (2006 – 2012)
Led all accounting activities for the following business units: Executive, Legal, Board of Director, HR, Administrative
Services, Aviation, Communications and Investor Relations. Oversaw a combined budget of $112 million, supervised
one direct report, and supported 450+ associates. Ensured compliance with SOX by testing controls and completing
quarterly certification documentation. Managed monthly closing tasks, journal entries and account reconciliations.
Provided support to business units on escalated vendor problems, including terms negotiation, debit balance
resolution and new supplier on-boarding. Created monthly reporting packages and reviewed results with Executive
VPs from each business unit.
    ●   Saved $200,000 in payment terms discounts, and reduced payment processing time by automating the Legal
        Dept.’s accounts payable process. Accomplished this by implementing web-based systems (TeamConnect and
        Collaborati) for use with 200+ outside legal firms.
    ●   Completed business units’ administrative budgets, forecasts, budget variances, year-end closings and journal
        entries on time with no issues identified.
    ●   Automated the company’s monthly account reconciliation process and certification by implementing
        AssureNet for 2,000 balance sheet accounts, which resulted in improved financial reporting, more timely
        reconciliations, and increased visibility of account reconciliation status.
    ●   Recognized in 2009 with the “Controller Associate of the Year” award and the CFO’s Finance Award for the
        implementation of AssureNet.

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C AROLE A. B EYER                                                                                                               Page 2
(Career History, continued)                                                                ● 469.358.5540


Procurement Sr. Accounting Project Manager (2002 – 2006)
Directed the development and implementation of the Procurement Department’s supplier registration, supplier
compliance, payment support services, and policy and procedure creation. Supervised a staff of 5 managers and 2
administrative associates. Identified, documented and tested Procurement’s internal controls. Served on the Oracle
AP Implementation Team, and developed and documented Procurement’s business requirements, rules and
processes required for implementation. Reviewed all Oracle iSP supplier registration requests.
     ●    Attained SOX compliance, and completed KPMG SOX testing with no exceptions identified for Procurement’s
          key controls in 2005.
     ●    Achieved $0 in outstanding NFR accounts payable issues.
     ●    Implemented “procure to pay” strategies for 740+ suppliers and on-boarded 600+ new suppliers while
          maintaining EDI compliance.

Energy & Facility Maintenance (EFM) Sr. Accounting Project Manager (2001 – 2002)
Led the development, documentation and implementation of the EFM budget, and oversaw the operating budget
baselines for Johnson Controls (JCI) and Enron/Avista contracts, worth $150 and $250 million respectively.
Prepared and presented accurate and timely financial information, analysis and recommendations to the EFM team
and senior management.
     ●    Saved approximately $1.7 million in duplicate charges due to invoicing issues that were resolved with
          Facility Service Providers, JCI and JCP stores.
     ●    Reduced expenses to $2.5 million under budget in 2001, and then increased savings to $5 million by
          decreasing utility expenses.

                                    A D D I T I O N A L P R E V I O U S E X P E R I E N C E A T J CP E N N E Y

Accounts Payable (AP) Sr. Accounting Project Manager: Developed and implemented improvements to the AP
and Master Data Systems, and ensured all projects were delivered on time, accurately and within allocated budget.

Sales & Use Tax Audit Specialist: Facilitated a number of significant state sales and use tax audits for field locations
in 25 states. Reduced the company’s audit assessments by $260k (400%).

Other Positions Include: Sales & Use Tax Compliance & Master Data Manager; Payroll Supervisor; Shareholder
Services Database Administrator; and Shareholder Services Transfer Agent Clerk.

                                        EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

                                   Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
                Business Computer Information Systems with concentration in Accounting and Mathematics
                                     Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA

                                             Project Management Professional (2008)

                                                  Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (2011)

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