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Bettina Kortland

Vice President
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Bettina Kortland

Bettina is a Vice President with over three decades of accounting and finance transformation experience in the financial services industry. She 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 close activities.

Since joining Accordion, Bettina has worked on variety of projects including accounting close process reviews, account reconciliation remediations, IPO readiness, technical accounting memos, and external audit support. She has also served as interim controller for a SaaS company and led a cash to accrual ledger conversion for a medical practice that included the development of a revenue recognition process. Transactional experience includes serving as the accounting lead on the buy side assessment team for an insurance brokerage carve-out, preparing final working capital calculations and preparing purchase accounting entries.

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. She also served as a business lead for global transformation initiatives, including legal entity restructure, finance center implementation, and general ledger conversions.

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 with honors from Pace University of New York City with an M.B.A. and B.B.A. in Accounting.

“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


  • 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