Topic: Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), NC

Subject: Corporate Controller - Market America - Greensboro, NC
Kirk Wall
Member: 2005
Submitted on 01-29-13 9:42 am
This role will be appearing in the newsletter tonight:

Qualified applicants should apply directly to the internal recruiter as noted below:

Title: Corporate Controller
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
Location: Greensboro, NC

Market America, a privately-held, international retail sales company with over $300M in global revenue seeks an experienced corporate controller to direct accounting processes and internal controls.

- Supervise three divisional controllers
• Asian Markets
• Americas, European, and Australian Markets
• Global Internet Sales
- Supervise assistant controller responsible for accounting of related entities (LLC’s) owned by same shareholders
- Direct monthly consolidation of intercompany activities and production of consolidated financials.
- Coordinate accurate reporting of statistical data with financial reports.
- Liaison with other company departments for financial data requests
- Coordinate the annual audit process with outside auditors
- Test accounting processes for adequate controls. Develop new procedures as appropriate
- Assess skill gaps within accounting team and enhance skills as appropriate
- Assist with other projects as required

- B.S. in Accounting
- CPA required
- Master’s degree not required but preferred
- Ten years of accounting leadership experience
- Experience in consolidation accounting
- Experience in multi-national / multi-currency strongly preferred
- Proficient in accounting software, reporting, and Excel

Please send resumes to contact information below. Relocation provided. Please provide financials (base, bonus + equity) in current company position.


Zachary Gray
Corporate Recruiter
Market America
1302 Pleasant Ridge Road
Greensboro, NC 27409

Phyllis Yokley
Member: 2014
Posts: 1

Subject: Re:Corporate Controller - Market America - Greensboro, NC

Submitted on 03-08-14 2:50 pm.

I wish to apply for this position. Thus, please find my resume below.

Thanks for your help.
Phyllis F.J. Yokley

Phyllis F.J. Yokley, CPA, MBA 609-577-6638
281 Federal Point Blvd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


A resourceful Senior Financial Specialist with a strong administrative and operations background in a global organization. Proven expertise in all phases of business including accounting, finance, evaluating cost data, logistics, contracts and global sourcing. Well known as a strategic planner and troubleshooter in identifying and negotiating business opportunities with people of many nations and cultures, resulting in strong increases in the corporate bottom line.



Process Research Products, Trenton, New Jersey 9/2000 – Present
International Specialty Chemical Manufacturing Company, supplying process chemicals to wafer manufacturers worldwide. Annual sales of $30 million.

Executive Vice President 8/2006 – Present

 All items under Vice-President of Operations plus the following

 Monthly Closing: review, reconcile, and close A/R, A/P, and cash flow. Shorten the accounting closing deadline from 7 to 3 days.

 Financial Reporting: apply lean standardized processes and reports to eliminate waste and to maximize stream-line processes to develop a highly efficient and effective financial reporting team.

 Forecast and Budgeting: analyze and interpret the variances to improve performance for each cost center. Provide timely and accurate information needed to enhance profitability and business growth.

 Cash Management: design internal auditing system and invest surplus cash in short-term markets. Review all significant proposals to ensure corporate profitability and cash targets are met.

 Evaluating Return on Stockholders Equity: achieve operations business goals and show how well management uses resources to produce profits. Oversee review of balance sheet health and work across departments to ensure all financial requirements are properly controlled.

Vice President of Operations 1/2003 – 7/2006

 All items under Vice-President of Administration plus the following.

 Inventory Management: keep inventories at optimal levels for meeting customer needs without tying up too much cash in products waiting to be sold. Identify slow moving items to be eliminated. Implement consistent audit processes to better reflect the actual inventory, reduce the lead time in shipping, and reduce the need for a physical count from 2 times to once per year. Working capital of 3.5% can be saved.

Phyllis Yokley, CPA, MBA

 Projecting Future Data and Performing “What-if-Analysis”: determine the effect on the I/S and plan how fast to expand business and to allocate dollars for operating costs. Organize and lead a team to simplify the procedure to save 50% completion time and provide the proper development and growth opportunities.

 Income Measurement and Profitability Analysis: follow GAAP guidelines to review and validate P & L, investigate and resolve anomalies, and unusual trends. Use analytical techniques to cross check and break down the structure of profitability to provide financial insights for improving results.

 Logistics: Directed international and domestic logistic system, built Letter of Credit payment model. Saved inbound and outbound freight 22%. Reduced bank fee 10% while minimizing receivable turnover and eliminated bad debt risks.

 Global Sourcing: Set up the streamline of sourcing to purchase raw materials directly from Asia and Europe. Impact to the gross profit was significant, cutting cost 35 % - 45%.

 Procurement: Directed and designed smart purchase. Downsized numbers of vendors and negotiated better terms to strictly control cost of material, freight, quality and lead time.

Vice President of Administration 9/2000 – 12/2002

 Business Taxation: prepare income tax provision for current year tax payable or refundable and any changes to future years that result from differences in timing when an item is reported. Managed federal, state, property and sales tax reporting.

 Cost Data Control: accurately measure the cost of each product to determine each product’s contribution to total profit. Provide action plans and high quality cost analyses to reach corporate profitability, financial, and operational goals. Reduce overall costs 5.3%.

 Business Development: identify prospects, outline the framework of a marketing strategy, manage risks, and evaluate returns. Increase exports six-fold, and quadrupled trade with China.

 Internal Control: perform assessments to determine existing control procedures and effectively manage the risks to an acceptable level.

 Accounting day-to-day: Managed and automated the payroll process. Supervised Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable function to ensure a smooth business cycle.


2.5 years accounting major Mercer County Community College, NJ 2010
(4.0 GPA)

MBA, Global Business Rider University, New Jersey 2000

L.L.B, Law National Chengchi University, Taiwan


Phyllis Yokley, CPA, MBA


• Chosen “Successful Career Woman of the Year” in 1997 by the Central Daily News of Taiwan.

• Guest speaker, NJ Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting in June 2005. Topic: “China Market – Cultural and Commercial Aspects.”

• Guest speaker, a seminar organized by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce at Rutgers University Business School in January 2008. Topic: “Export to China.”


Batchmaster for manufacturing, Platinum for financials, FRX for reporting, and MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


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