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Bettina Kortland

Vice President
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Bettina Kortland

Bettina Kortland is a Vice President with over 3 decades of finance and accounting experience in the financial services industry. Bettina is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience in all aspects of operations management, U.S. GAAP reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley, internal and external audit, financial reporting, and financial closing activities.

Since joining Accordion, Bettina has worked on projects in a variety of industries including an accounting close process review, interim director of revenue and accounting lead on a carve-out.

Prior to joining Accordion, Bettina held several controllership roles at AIG where she led teams that executed quarterly U.S. GAAP reporting, administered and controlled local ledgers, managed cash settlements, and ensured compliance with SOX requirements and corporate policies. Bettina also served as a business lead for global transformation initiatives, including legal entity restructure, finance center implementation, and general ledger conversions. She is adept at evaluating complex business situations, developing creative solutions to improve financial results and productivity, and streamlining processes in multi-channel businesses.

Bettina was also a Vice President of Finance at The Robert Plan Corporation, a privately owned regional insurance services provider. She led the finance operations function, which included premium collections, treasury, accounts payable, bank reconciliations, budget, accounting, financial systems, and payroll. As a Vice President of Internal Audit, Bettina established the internal audit department, supervising internal and external audit activities of the parent, service, and insurance affiliates.

Bettina started her career at Ernst & Young where she planned, coordinated, and supervised annual financial audits for financial service industry clients, including insurance, broker-dealers, mutual funds, and banks.

Bettina graduated magna cum laude from Pace University with a B.B.A. in June 1984 and an M.B.A. in January 1985.

“Not everything that counts can be counted – not everything that can be counted counts.” -Albert Einstein

Something You Should Know

  • As a child, loved the arts and wanted to be an actress
  • Enjoys meeting new people and visiting new places
  • Loves dogs and children because they make her smile and encapsulate the true meaning of life
  • Her marriage and children are the best long-term engagements of her career

Noteworthy

  • Graduated with a combined BBA and MBA in Public Accounting in 4.5 years
  • Left public accounting to start an Internal Audit function at a favorite client
  • Volunteered for numerous strategic initiatives that broadened her business experience and perspective
  • Thrives in an active learning environment that fosters collaboration and positive team interaction