Temple Kennard, CPA, MBA
Mobile: (404) 276-0329, Email: Draper98@hotmail.com
• Authorized to work for any US employer • Hybrid Experienced • Valid Passport
• Georgia State Board of Accountancy License #CPA024488
*Over twenty-five years of advanced accounting, finance, and treasury experience; and 15 years managing
full service accounting, financial, and business advisory firm. Specialties are managing the Shared Services
and Georgia Network Operations Accounting Division: financial reporting; oversee financial planning
functions; year-end audit, annual report, coordinate accounting system upgrades; develop internal controls
to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies, GAAP, SEC, SOX, and FERC. Corporate goals, strategic
planning, and business continuity.
*Strong management, leadership, and interpersonal skills; excellent communication skills with all levels of
the organization; strong problem-solving ability, time management and customer responsiveness. Strong
work ethic with a focus on innovation, collaboration, and creating a continuous learning environment
aligning functional divisions with the overall corporate strategy.
*Microsoft Office, Lawson, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Prophix, IBM-Clarity and Cognos, SAP-Web Intelligence and
Business Objects, SharePoint, JP Morgan Access, JD Edwards, MHC, FAS, MAS90, Intuit, Peachtree,
Lotus, and QuickBooks.
*Automated the Monthly Operating Report and Annual Report ensuring data integrity, eliminating duplicate
efforts across 4 systems/directories, and reducing reporting time by 20%.
*Implemented Lawson Billing module to ensure data integrity and reduce risk of fraud. This reduced process
time by 30%, reconciled accounts and cleared all outstanding receivables in 3 billing cycles.
*Automated the Capital Credits process for 38 utilities Coop Members. This reduced preparation and
delivery process by 2 days and accomplished significant cost savings (labor, paper, postage, and printing).
*Secured $350k+ by developing& implementing billing processes to tower lease customers and facilitating
disaster recovery reimbursement to emergency agencies (FEMA/GEMA).
Manager Shared Services & Georgia Network Accounting / Assistant Treasury Manager
Georgia System Operations Corporation (Oct 1999 - Present)
• Manager Shared Services & GNOC Accounting / Assistant Treasury Manager (2017-Present)
• Senior Ledger Accountant VI (2010-2017)
• Promoted General Ledger Accountant IV and V (2005-2010)
• General Ledger Accountant III (1999-2004)
-Manage accounting functions: Shared Services and Georgia Network Operations divisions month-end close,
financial statements, variance analysis, reconciliations, year-end audit, and annual report.
-Manage the production of the Monthly Operating Report (MOR) for senior management / board of directors.
-Manage financial planning functions: annual budget, reporting, analysis, projections, and cost allocations.
-Manage treasury functions: cash forecasts, cash reserve analysis, manage capital resources, debt, tax,
and monthly operating report.
-Oversee AP/Expense report/Visa activity; ACH, wire transmission, positive pay; execute weekly cash
activity report, deposits, and monthly cash forecast.
-Oversee software upgrades, UAT, systems maintenance, end-user report building.
-Execute the accounts receivable/billing functions, prepare journal entries, and account reconciliations.
-Coordinate disaster recovery costs accumulation and assist with FEMA/GEMA billing reimbursement.
Staff Accountant-Cash Management
International Telemedia Associates (Jan 1997 - Sep 1998)
*Maintain sufficient cash balance, prepare cash forecast, and activity report package for CFO.
*Perform the reconciliation and settlement of related accounts, and complete monthly balance sheet
*Maintain billing grids, EOM cut-off reports, assist with reserve analysis and the year-end audit.
Staff Accountant-Fixed Assets
National Data Corporation / NDC Healthcare (Oct 1994 - Dec 1996)
*Oversee the accounting for asset additions, retirements, adjustments, depreciation calculation, and the
general ledger interface.
*Coordinate the month-end close, perform account reconciliations, maintain inter-company account
activity, consolidations (15+ subsidiaries), and assist with the preparation of the consolidated cash flow.
*Year-end audit, inventory control/cycle counts, sales tax filings, update foreign exchange rates, and
process sales commissions.
The Home Depot Corporate (Jul 1992 - Sep 1994)
*Oversee the month-end close and account reconciliations (25 stores).
*Audit and adjust monthly purchase journals and accrual reports (retail accounting function).
*Perform AP Invoice processing, batching, coding, heavy data entry, and maintain vendor relations.
*General office responsibilities: filing, copying, and ordering office supplies.
Mercer University (2020 - 2021)
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Specialized in Finance: Corporate,
Banking, Portfolio and Wealth Management, and Securities Law
Finance Student Ambassador, Member Beta Gamma Sigma
Jackson State University (1987 - 1991)
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting
DeVry / Keller Graduate (1991)
Becker CPA Review Course, Accounting
The University of Georgia (2018)
JW Fanning Institute for Management/Leadership Development Program