Ms. Byrd is a Senior Accountant with more than 41 years of experience and a breadth of expertise in diverse industries ranging from government to private entities. She has a unique background combining traditional accounting functions, system design and implementation, business entrepreneurship, and private sector experience. With a BS in Business Administration & Accounting, Ms. Byrd is well-versed in demonstrated management best practices and is a natural leader who has been repeatedly tapped in the workplace for commercial and operational leadership of key strategic initiatives.
Ms. Byrd started her career and journey towards success in 1973, where she served as a Supervisor of Customer Accounting at the General Telephone and Electronics Corporation Company. During her seven years with the company, Ms. Byrd-Holmes held the positions of Financial Analyst / Consolidation Accountant and Associate Internal Auditor.
After her tenure with General Telephone and Electronics Corporation Company, Ms. Byrd-Holmes went on to serve another thirty-four years with Johnson Controls World Services Inc. / Pan Am World Services Inc., a company that she continues to serve. Since joining the company in 1980, She has held the positions of Senior Project Accountant, Senior Auditor, Administrator of Government Audit Liaison, Manager Government Compliance, and Audits, where she has positively contributed to the success of the company.
She has been instrumental in developing several manuals that have assisted various organizations to improve their efficiency. One such manual is the redesigning and revisioning of the consolidated reporting packages, Contract Closeout Procedures manual, and her publication of the Unallowable Costs handbook. Besides, she has never failed to highlight areas that need to be strengthened for better internal control while providing a continuous revision of policies and practices.
Ms. Byrd continues to grow from strength to strength as she positively contributes to any organization that she becomes a part of.