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Accounting Financial

Mableton, GA
October 08, 2018

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Debra Clawson **** Vinings Retreat Pass SW Mableton, GA 30126



Proven success in financial planning, analysis, and management at the March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Respected Organization wide and recognized leader adept at building relationships and collaborating with cross-functional teams. Excellent business sense and communications skills. Strong qualifications in nonprofit management and staff development.


March of Dimes, Atlanta, GA 1983 – May 2018

Interim Chief Financial Officer (January 2018 – May 2018)

Vice President, Corporate Controller (2016 – 2017)

Senior Regional Controller (2004 -2016)

Regional Controller (1983 - 2004)

Strategically reviewed and communicated monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements to various levels of management through webinars and leadership meetings. This evaluation provided full financial transparency, and included budget and forecasting insight with specific focus on revenue analysis, expense management, and accountability.

Collaborated and supported the multi-year realignment of the March of Dimes business structure spanning the National Office, 8 Regions, and 100+ Markets.

Improved efficiency and reduced overall effort by designing, implementing, and continuously evolving organization-wide Budget process encompassing Excel and JD Edwards components.

Analyzed and examined all accounting and finance functions to implement department redesign through reduction and effective use of staff.

Centralized accounts payable function from four locations into one facility. Improved financial and operational efficiencies, strengthened internal control systems, and established accounting policies and procedures.

Directed finance business partner teams of various sizes and levels of expertise to meet management financial reporting needs, as well as GAAP requirements.

Developed and implemented training program for all levels of new leadership to understand and interpret March of Dimes financial reports and other ad-hoc analyses.

Presented financial performance and ongoing financial results to the Volunteer Finance Committee needed for strategic planning of $78 million in assets and an annual operations budget of $155 million Prepared financial materials for Volunteer Board of Trustees meetings.


Nominated by Field Staff and received the highest staff honor given by the March of Dimes. This honor was awarded annually to the staff member who most faithfully demonstrates dedication, integrity, and leadership in the field. Leadership with humility; acknowledging the accomplishments of others ahead of one's self. Inspiring others through example.


Kennesaw State University – Masters of Business Administration

University of Minnesota – Duluth – Bachelor of Science – Accounting

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