Topic: Philadelphia-Suburban, PA

Subject: YPTC is Hiring FULL-TIME Professionals in Philly NOW!!
George Stout
Member: 2003
Submitted on 05-29-15 11:52 am
If you’re a skilled accounting professional with a passion for making a better world, and have experience with the nonprofit sector, we want to talk with you. We expect you to work hard, with dedication and commitment, and we’ll reward your hard work, but we don’t make you turn your life over to the company. We recognize that our people have lives and families and we encourage our staff to have a healthy balance between home and work. We discourage overtime and try to keep everyone to a 35-hour work week – an unheard-of standard in accounting. We’ll start you off with four weeks of vacation and personal time and have a reputation for offering the most vacation time in the country. Our staff appreciates these benefits – and that’s why we attract such quality people. We're proud to have been recognized by the Philadelphia and Washington Business Journals as one of the Best Places to Work for three years -- and we're actively hiring new staff Associates for our Philadelphia, Washington and New York offices. If you’re a hard-working accounting professional who enjoys the diversity of different client experiences and the knowledge that you’re making a difference, we’d love to hear from you. Please email me today: [email protected]
Christine Norton
Member: 2012
Posts: 1

Subject: Re:YPTC is Hiring FULL-TIME Professionals in Philly NOW!!

Submitted on 09-29-15 11:59 am.

Hi George - my name is Christine Norton and I am a highly experienced financial, operational and compliance/risk professional with more than 25 years experience - and perhaps too experienced for what you are looking for but I thought I'd reach out none the less.

Please find attached my resume - I have taken the past year off for peronal reasons and while I live in Greenwich CT, am now open to different markets, whether Northern NJ, Westchester, Fairfield County or Upstate NY (Albany north).

Please let me know if you think a quick discussion regarding YPTC Professionals would prove beneficial at this time.

Thank you and best regards,

Christine Norton

917.743.8882 appears I cannot attach a document to this message.  As such, please find below my copied resume (please forgive any formatting issues in this cut/paste).


Christine V. Norton, CPA

                          46 Mianis View Terrace — Cos Cob, Connecticut 06807 — 917.743.8882 — [email protected]




An experienced GLOBAL EXECUTIVE and LEADER with extensive Risk Management, Audit, Compliance and Consulting experience in the Technology, Financial/Retail Services, Food & Beverage, Consumer Products and Pharmaceutical industries. Proven record partnering with Board of Directors, C-Suite, Corporate and Division Management in building, collaborating and leading teams and alliances across complex and changing organizations, delivering effective risk management and audit solutions, value add business advisory services and strategic initiatives worldwide. 



MASTERCARD Inc.                                                                                                                                                                     Purchase, New York

MasterCard Vice President, Risk Management and Audit                                                                                                                  2012-2014

Collaborated with Executive Management to drive the content and execution of Audit Committee Meetings, as well as risk based advisory and audit services for this $7B Technology business.   

  • Developed annual Audit Committee calendar and agenda in line with MasterCard’s evolving risk profile.  Coordinated the preparation and submission of agenda items, providing support on all content to meet Board Member expectations.  Prepared and presented content on quarterly audit updates. 

  • Assessed audit methodology, practices and talent, identifying gaps to drive required improvements to promote a World Class environment.  Opportunities identified included the creation of a Professional Practices Office, responsible for driving risk assessment, quality assurance and methodology improvements to ensure standardization and consistent execution globally.

  • Directed risk based advisory services and audits in line with the annual plan and at the request of Board Members, C-Suite and Division Management.

  • Managed the career path and development of 7 process, IT and forensic audit professionals, and provided performance and career coaching for an additional 10 throughout the year, driving a continuous improvement and increased value add culture, as well as developing future talent for the organization.

PepsiCo Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                   Purchase, New York

PepsiCo Senior Director, North America Corporate Audit                                                                                                                2005-2012

Developed and executed a World Class Audit and Risk Management function for this $67B Food and Beverage Company, keeping pace with dynamic business change and resulting shifts in risk.

  • Coordinated strategic and operational planning: built and maintained an audit universe and completed an enterprise risk assessment which served as the basis for three year audit and strategic plans. Communicated and gained plan alignment across the business, Senior Management and the Audit Committee.

  • Developed and delivered quarterly North American Audit Committee presentations and updates.

  • Managed the career path and development of fifteen audit team members and 10 IT support staff.  Provided on-going enhancements to the team’s “ways of working”, continuously improving the effectiveness, efficiency and value of audit deliverables. 

  • Partnered with Senior Management on a continuous basis, discussing changes in the business that required audit focus due to increased risk (e.g., technological initiatives, strategic projects), re-prioritizing annual audit plan and resources accordingly. 

  • Performed and supervised special projects at the request of Board Members, C-Suite and Division Management, driving specific strategic business initiatives and/or addressing high risk areas of concern (e.g., Commodity Risk Management Processes, Sustainability and Third Party Governance and Compliance Reviews, SAP and Oracle implementations, Mergers and Acquisitions, targeted investigations).

  • Developed (2006), implemented (2007) and streamlined (2011) PepsiCo’s Global Control Standard (GCS), a comprehensive control framework, maturity model and methodology (based on COSO) that allows businesses to proactively identify key areas of process and control risk (financial, operational and compliance), prioritizing and allocating resources for improvement.

  • Directed the planning and execution of eighteen North American financial and operational audits annually, and peer reviewed multiple International and IT audits, ensuring appropriate audit ratings based on substantiated audit findings.   

  • Coordinated with external auditors to continually increase reliance on Corporate Audit’s testing to reduce audit fees.

  • Designed and implemented people development plans for Audit Directors and Team Members, building critical skills and successfully exporting talent across PepsiCo Corporate and Global Business Divisions. 

  • Monitored team performance after each review (informally) and on a semi-annual basis (formally), driving functional excellence, knowledge of the business, and confirming both personal and business developmental plans were met.


ALLIED DOMECQ                                                                                                                                                                                     Westport, CT

Vice President – Group Risk Management and Audit Services, Americas                                                                                   2004 - 2005

Partnered with Senior Management across the Americas ensuring key risks were being adequately addressed by the design, development and execution of pragmatic and effective risk management and control solutions for this $6B Wines & Spirits Company. 




ACCENTURE                                                                                                                                                                                            New York, NY

Senior Manager – Health & Life Sciences Practice                                                                                                              1998-2002

Collaborated with Executive Management and Government Agencies providing value-add business advisory services on behalf of this $27B Management Consulting Firm.

  • Partnered with VP’s of Compliance and Multi-Source Manufacturing to develop a Quality Plan for all global operations under FDA Consent Decree.  Managed a global, cross functional client team in excess of 50 members, defining the goals, metrics and targeted performance levels required for quality across the supply chain.  Improvements included a 75% increase in on-time commitments, a 50% increase in first time quality performance and the development of an integrated management reporting system, as well as a two year plan to achieve all other performance levels required. (Radnor, PA)

  • Conducted a comprehensive audit of supply chain and quality organization structure and governance processes paramount to the continued viability of two organizations under FDA scrutiny.  Managed a staff of 15, resulting in recommendations: to redesign corporate and site headcount and responsibilities; to design and develop effective personnel training and development programs; to develop a comprehensive and consistent management scorecard and to develop and deploy appropriate systems to support quality operations. (Radnor, PA)

  • Identified and prioritized Business Improvement Projects and operational issues for a bio-tech company struggling with regulatory and financial viability.  Designed a high level operating model, defining detailed action and implementation plans to address highest priority projects/issues and established an on-going management tracking tool to monitor continuous progress.  Selected results included a 100% reduction in rejected submissions, a 90% reduction in repeat deviations and batch record errors and a 50% reduction in validation backlog. (Germany/USA)

  • Led the overall organization and execution of a $65 million dollar client start up and a 150 person Accenture/client team.  Managed all Business Integration, Financial, Administrative and Release Management activities, ensuring the overall integration and “end-state” vision of the multiple business capabilities and enabling solutions.  (Chicago, IL)

  • Coordinated the design, plan and execution phases of an SAP, and “bolt-on” technology, System and User Acceptance Test.  Validated that the integration of processes, technologies and interfaces, within and across functional modules, operated effectively through the development of business process flows, business process scenarios and detailed test conditions and test scripts.  (United Kingdom/Sweden)


additional experience

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB – New York, New York                                                                                                                         1990-1998 

Demand Management - Associate Director/Project Lead – SAP/i2/Manugistics European Implementation:

Implemented Demand Planning re-designed processes and supporting systems, resulting in $30 million in annual savings through improved forecast accuracy, safety stock rationalization and improved distribution requirements planning.  (Europe/USA)

Demand Management - Core Team Manager and Demand Planning Design Lead: Managed a $250 million global supply chain budget and identified and quantified areas of expected improvement opportunity in the development of a $100 million Demand Planning Business Case, with a 64% ROI for the Company.  (USA/Europe)     

Global Materials Management - Manager Business & Operations Analysis: Developed, implemented and maintained the Global Materials Management information network to ensure planning personnel could respond quickly to changing customer needs.  (Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, USA)

Management Training/MBA Program: Operations Associate – Strategic Task Force for Cycle Time Reduction – Core Team member responsible for implementing end-to-end pipeline management strategy, resulting in savings to the Company in excess of $150 million. (Europe, USA);  Financial Associate – Pensions & Investments – Prepared in-depth reviews of domestic and international Bond and Equity manager’s performance of the Company’s numerous fund families and mutual fund options, resulting in a $1.5 billion savings plan enhancement.  (New York, New York)

Corporate Audit Group, Senior Auditor:  Planned and supervised multi-national teams in the execution of financial, operational and information technology audits and special projects worldwide.  (Europe, Africa, Asia, USA)

Coopers & Lybrand – New York, New York                                                                                                                                     1987-1990 

Senior Auditor - Budgeted, planned and supervised financial audit teams across a diverse client base.  Prepared and presented consolidated financial statements, management advisory letters, and internal control comments for presentation to Corporate Directors and Officers.  


education & certifications

Siena College, Loudonville, New York: BBA, Accounting

Certified Public Accountant – New York

areas of functional expertise:

­ Strategic and Operational Planning

­ Talent Recruitment, Development and Retention

­ Financial, Operational, Compliance, IT and ACL Audit

­ FFIEC, OCC, FASB, GAAP, Sox, cGMP Compliance

­ SAP, Oracle, Hyperion 

­ Commodity Risk Management Processes (FASB 133)

­ Investigations of Violations, including Fraud


­  Third Party Risk, Governance and Compliance

­  Sustainability Risk, Governance and Reporting Processes: Environmental, Human, Talent

­  Supply Chain Optimization and Analysis

­  Process Design, Performance and Productivity Improvement

­  Strategic Change Management

­  Project and Program Management

­  System Design, Implementation and Test