Mary Goodrich

Mary Goodrich

Senior Lecturer III - Management
 
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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]
Adjunct Professor
University of North Texas [2001–2002]
Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas [2001–2001]

Projects

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.
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.
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
Testing and Assessment in the On-line Environment
2004–2004 GMBA Brownbag Workshop Presenter, University of Texas at Dallas (October 20, 2004)

Additional Information

CERTIFICATIONS EARNED
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA; 1995)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA; 1996)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA; 2000)
TEACHING/TRAINING EXPERIENCE
Senior Lecturer, University of Texas at Dallas (Summer 2002 – Present)
  • Responsible for teaching courses with a focus on the accounting and information management area and for building relationships and networking with other professionals and academicians regarding integrated information systems with a focus on accounting systems and SAP R/3.
  • Currently teaching
    • AIM 6343 (On-line) – Accounting Information Systems
      • Focus on accounting information systems as part of enterprise systems, e-business and internal control
      • Discussion of SAP R/3 for explanation and application of concepts
      • Use of team-based case study of analysis of accounting systems with a focus on business process and control analysis and application of modern systems capabilities tmaximize accounting systems value torganizations
    • AIM 6338 – Accounting Systems Analysis and Design with SAP
      • Focus on SAP R/3 system and how companies customize SAP
      • Use of SAP R/3 for hands-on application of concepts
      • Use of team-based case study and/or team presentations related tSAP and implementation of SAP
    • AIM 4342 – Accounting Systems Analysis and Design
      • Focus on integration and controls within automated business processes
      • Discussion of integrated systems such as SAP R/3
      • Use of team-based case study for practical application of concepts
    • AIM 3322 – Integrated Accounting Information Systems
      • Focus on integration within the SAP R/3 product
      • Use of SAP R/3 for hands-on application of concepts
  • Other courses taught
    • AIM 3341 – Intermediate Cost Management
      • Focus on advanced concepts and application of management accounting tools applicable tall disciplines, specifically business degree seeking students
    • Accounting 2302 – Introductory Cost Management
      • Focus on basic concepts and application of management accounting tools applicable tall disciplines
      • Use of team-based learning activities tapply concepts
Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas (Fall 2001 – Maymester I 2002)
  • Courses taught:
    • Accounting 4100 – Accounting Information Systems
      • Focus on business process analysis and use of information technology timprove and better control business processes
      • Using real-life organizations for case study for practical application of concepts
    • Accounting 3270 – Cost Accounting
      • Focus on cost management and the role of the cost accountant as a strategic business partner
      • Using team presentations of real-life application of concepts
    • Accounting 2020 – Managerial Accounting
      • Focus on basic concepts and application of management accounting tools applicable tall disciplines

Lecturer, University of Texas at Dallas (Summer 2001)

  • Taught Accounting 4342 – Accounting Information Systems
    • Focus on controls within automated business processes
    • Use of case study for practical application of concepts

Volunteer Instructor, Institute of Internal Auditors (1999 Present)

  • Taught the following courses:
    • Evaluating Internal Controls: A COS(Committee of Sponsoring Organizations) Based Approach (August, 2000)
    • Tools and Techniques for the Beginning Auditor (January, 2000)
    • Participated in Instructor Development Course training

Trainer, The Associates/Corporate Audit (1999 2000)

  • COS(Committee of Sponsoring Organizations) Awareness Training (2000)
    • Developed a 6 hour CPE training course "COSAwareness" on Corporate Audit’s COSmethodology for internal control (January April 2000)
    • Trained entire domestic based staff (over 50 individuals) on "COSAwareness" (April May 2000)
  • Departmental Competency Model, The Associates/Corporate Audit (2000)
    • Assisted in refining the Corporate Audit Department Competency Model tensure alignment with new job descriptions and assist in training curriculum identification
  • Training Curriculum, The Associates/Corporate Audit (1999)
    • Determined key training needs, vendor selection and coordination of training courses related tinternal auditor core skills training curriculum
Systems Development & Implementation Team / Trainer, AutoAudit 2000, The Associates/Corporate Audit, (1999)
  • As part of the system development implementation team, reviewed training materials to ensure we were covering all pertinent aspects
  • Assisted in training entire domestic based staff (over 50 individuals) on AutoAudit 2000, an automated workpaper and department administration system (July - August 1999)
Trainer, Dallas Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors (March, 1998)
  • Assisted in eight (8) hour CPE Seminar on "Associates Corporation Control Self Assessment Process” on behalf of the Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors
Workshop Presenter, The Associates/Corporate Audit (1997 - 2001)
  • Facilitated Control and Risk Management Workshops which included training of Management and Operations personnel in business controls, risk management, and development of business objectives
Student Instruction/Presentations
  • Presented my experiences in internal auditing to graduate and undergraduate classes at Louisiana State University, this included assisting in recruiting full-time professionals and interns (1995 - 2000)
  • Compiled and presented on the topic of careers in Internal Auditing and my experiences in Internal Auditing to various local universities including University of North Texas, University of Texas at Dallas, and University of Texas at Arlington in conjunction with the Dallas Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors (1994 - 1996)
  • Presented the EDS risk assessment methodology to University of Texas - Arlington (1996)
  • Presented general concepts of preparing a business plan, and more specifically tips to completing the financial aspects of business plans, to graduate and undergraduate students at Louisiana State University (1992 - 1994)
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

News Articles

Lecturer Nominated for Business Prof of the Year Award Sponsored by The Economist Magazine
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.
Teaching Excellence Awards Celebrate Innovative Educators
Teaching Excellence Awards Celebrate Innovative Educators The University of Texas at Dallas recently honored five educators with annual President’s Teaching Excellence Awards for their positive influence in the classroom and innovative approaches to teaching.