Mary Goodrich

Senior Lecturer III - Management
Tags: Accounting

Professional Preparation

MBA
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA - 1994
B.S. - Accounting
McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA - 1991

Appointments

Senior Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas [2002–Present]
Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas [2001–2001]
Adjunct Professor
University of North Texas [2001–2002]

Projects

Internal audit today and tomorrow: The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex perspective
1998–1998 Allsup, L. M., Goodrich, M. B., Hole, C., Mendoza, G., & Price, D. P. (1998,  September). Paper presented at the Dallas Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors' Meeting, Dallas, TX
Soft controls: A Dallas/Fort Worth perspective
1999–1999 Allsup, L. M., Goodrich, M. B., Hollis, N. M., Lantrip, S., & Smith, S. (1999, September).  Paper presented at the Dallas Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors' Meeting, Dallas, TX.
Audit department management
2000–2000 Allsup, L. M., Burton, R. B., Goodrich, M. B., Huntley, T. J., Kapral, M., Lantrip, S., McCall, B., & Seutter, J. (2000, September). Paper presented at the Dallas Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors' Meeting, Dallas, TX.
Testing and Assessment in the On-line Environment
2004–2004 GMBA Brownbag Workshop Presenter, University of Texas at Dallas (October 20, 2004)

Additional Information

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS, ACTIVITIES & HONORS

UTD SAP User’s Group (SUG) Advisory Board (Fall 2002 – present)

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) (1993 - present)

  • Volunteer Leader Program volunteer instructor (1999 - 2000)

Institute of Internal Auditors Dallas Chapter (1994 - present)

  • Presenter (Topic:  Networking) “Successful Tips to Help You Get Your Next Job” (May 2002)
  • Voted Outstanding New Member of The IIA (1995)
  • Marketing Committee Chair (1998 - 2000)
  • Research Project Committee (1997 - 2001)
  • Co-Chair of Research Project Committee (1997 - 1998)
  • Academic Relations Committee Member (1994 - 1996)
  • Education Committee Co-Chair (1994 - 1995)

Institute of Internal Auditors Baton Rouge Chapter (1993 - 1994)

  • Board of Governors (Student Representative) (1993 - 1994)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) (2000 - 2002)
  • Nominated for the 2001 – 2002 Council of Business Students (COBS) Outstanding

Teaching Award at the University of North Texas

  • Featured in article, Snapshots of Success, New Accountant High School Recruiting Edition 2000/2001, pages 21-23

Louisiana State University Internal Audit Advisory Board (1996 - 2000)

United Way Campaign Manager, EDS (1996)

Junior Achievement Consultant, EDS (1994 - 1996)

Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon Team Coordinator, EDS (1996)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 Corporate Auditor III (1999 - 2001), Corporate Auditor II (1997 - 1999), Citigroup (formerly The Associates), Las Colinas, TX                      

  • Responsible for annual audit plan development, interviewing and input to hiring decisions, risk assessments (Control Self-Assessment), audit scope development and planning, completion of detailed audit work, workpaper review, auditor development, and building relationships with audit customers
  • Participate in fraud investigations, special projects, system development implementations, and presentation of project results to upper level management 
  • Action plans from audits identified included reducing redundancies in Enhancement Support area, tightening security access to systems, and developing reports to ensure interface feeds are sent accurately
  • Participate in Control Self-Assessment projects within Credit Card unit and corporate functions and performed Project Lead role for six of these projects
  • Audit Project Lead on the Human Resources, Benefits, and Payroll PeopleSoft implementation
  • Headed up a redesign effort of the annual Risk Analysis process for determining audit coverage resulting in streamlining the timeline of the process by over 50%

Advanced Financial Internal Auditor, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Plano, TX (1994 - 1997)

  • Participated on audit teams including In-Charge role to review EDS business and associated risks
  • Conducted risk assessment, audit planning, contract analysis, relationship building with auditees, assessment of action plans to address risk, fraud investigations, presentations of audit approach, staff training, and presentation of audit reports to management 
  • Assisted in audit process re-engineering project
  • Developed action plan execution on Asset Management through process analysis and Control Risk Self-Assessment with EDS’ second largest customer contract
  • Uncovered $69,000 of revenue that management was unaware of and had not recognized

Small Business Consultant, Louisiana Business and Technology Center, Baton Rouge, LA (1992 - 1994)

  • Assisted start-up businesses with marketing, management, and finance plans   
  • Assisted entrepreneurs with business plan compilation 
  • Instructed graduate and undergraduate students in the execution of the business plans for area small businesses or potential small businesses
  • Assisted a culinary academy in a business plan, which resulted in obtaining start-up capital

 Internal Audit Intern, Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, AL (Summer, 1993)

  • Conducted operational, compliance, and financial reviews, including planning, interviewing, workpaper preparation, and discussing audit concerns at exit conferences 
  • Performed duties as primary auditor on a fraud special investigation

Regional Accountant, Eastman Teleco (formerly Teleco Oilfield Services, Inc.),  Broussard, LA (1991 - 1992)

  • Analyzed revenues and general ledger accounts and prepared graphs, charts, and other presentation items for monthly management reporting
  • Assisted regional managers in preparing budgets
  • Performed bank reconciliations and sales tax returns 
  • Discovered $20,000 of duplicate vendor payments and established controls to mitigate this risk

Accounting Intern, McElroy, Quirk, and Co., CPAs, Lake Charles, LA (tax season, 1991)

  • Prepared tax returns
  • Researched federal tax issues and reconciled accounting and tax data                                                                                                                            

Staff Accountant, Lake Charles Carbon Company, Division of Reynolds Metals, Lake Charles, LA (Summer, 1990)

  • Worked with Plant Controller on special projects
  • Performed compliance audit on a cost-plus construction project 
  • Discovered cost savings 4+ times my salary

Internal Control Auditor, McNeese State University Facilities Planning, Lake Charles, LA (1988 - 1990)

  • Reconciled sales to collection for vending machines
  • Made recommendations for better accounting controls
  • Monitored control over football concession inventory
  • Formulated and conducted a marketing survey resulting in a 20% increase in soft drink sales

Internal Audit Intern, Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, AL (Summer, 1993)

Regional Accountant, Eastman Teleco (formerly Teleco Oilfield Services, Inc.), Broussard, LA (1991 - 1992)

Accounting Intern, McElroy, Quirk, and Co., CPAs, Lake Charles, LA (tax season, 1991)

Staff Accountant, Lake Charles Carbon Company, Division of Reynolds Metals, Lake Charles, LA (Summer, 1990)

Internal Control Auditor, McNeese State University Facilities Planning, Lake Charles, LA (1988 - 1990)

  • Conducted operational, compliance, and financial reviews, including planning, interviewing, workpaper preparation, and discussing audit concerns at exit conferences 
  • Performed duties as primary auditor on a fraud special investigation
  • Analyzed revenues and general ledger accounts and prepared graphs, charts, and other presentation items for monthly management reporting
  • Assisted regional managers in preparing budgets
  • Performed bank reconciliations and sales tax returns 
  • Discovered $20,000 of duplicate vendor payments and established controls to mitigate this risk
  • Prepared tax returns
  • Researched federal tax issues and reconciled accounting and tax data
  • Worked with Plant Controller on special projects
  • Performed compliance audit on a cost-plus construction project 
  • Discovered cost savings 4+ times my salary
  • Reconciled sales to collection for vending machines
  • Made recommendations for better accounting controls
  • Monitored control over football concession inventory
  • Formulated and conducted a marketing survey resulting in a 20% increase in soft drink sales
TRAINING COURSES ATTENDED

SAP Cost Center Acctg. (AC410)     SAP R/3 General Ledger Configuration (ACNA02)

SAP Financials (AC010)                    Business Process Integration (SAP R/3)

PeopleSoft Financials                         Assessing Risk:  A Better Way to Audit

PeopleSoft HR                                    How to Be a Better Trainer

Facilitation Techniques                       IIA Instructor Development Training

Presentation Techniques                     EDS’ System Life Cycle Methodology

Economic Value Auditing                  Business Process Redesign                

The Integrated Audit Workshop        Auditing Automated Business Applications

Fraud Basics                                       Behavioral Interviewing

News Articles

Lecturer Nominated for Business Prof of the Year Award Sponsored by The Economist Magazine
Mary Beth Goodrich, senior accounting lecturer at UT Dallas, has been nominated for a Business Professor of the Year award sponsored by The Economist magazine. Goodrich is the only professor in the Dallas area and among more than 220 professors worldwide to garner a nomination. The contest, which was devised by The Economist Intelligence Unit, focuses on recognizing and rewarding the best business teaching. Among her most devoted students, she says, are the international students she teaches and advises. Goodrich spent time abroad in China for two and a half years learning the language and acclimating to a new environment. Goodrich says she values continuing communication with students even after they’ve finished her classes. She encourages students to stay in touch with her to share news such as passing the CPA Exam or other career news. She will also reach out to former or current students with opportunities such as speaking engagements, workshops or internships that she thinks would benefit them. Goodrich has taught at the Naveen Jindal School of Management for 10 years and teaches various accounting courses and accounting information systems. She was awarded the JSOM On-Line Teacher of the Year in 2010-2011 and 2004-2005.