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KATHLEEN McGEORGE

1232 Torero Drive


Oxnard, California 93030
HOME: 805-983-3053
E-MAIL: km10ef58e@westpost.net
CELL: 805-444-4119

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS:
* Corporate level financial accounting management responsibilities,
having other managers and supervisors as direct reports
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills
* Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
* Attention to detailed reporting requirements while maintaining a
big picture perspective
* Results oriented approach to assisting upper management in
interpreting operational performance
* Basic PC skills, including MS Excel and word processing
* Experience with SAP enterprise-wide financial software

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

SELF-EMPLOYED 2004-PRESENT
I have been working from home managing various personal financial investments, i
ncluding stock options, equity investments and miscellaneous financial vehicles.
I filed my own corporate income tax returns for my business activities. I hav
e also done research concerning other business opportunities such as internet af
filiate marketing and promotion.

QIAGEN INC.,
Valencia,CA 1994-2004
Controller for North American Division
I was responsible for all facets of accounting and financial reporting for the U
S and Canadian subsidiaries of this multinational biotech company. Additionally
, I supervised staff members in preparation of income tax schedules and sales ta
x returns for these subsidiaries. I first began as Accounting Manager in 1994 w
ith two staff members reporting to me, and subsequently participated with manage
ment in overseeing the growth of this segment of the Company from sales of $10.5
million up to approximately $150 million.
I became Corporate Controller for North America in 1996 after assisting in the C
ompany's initial public offering on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Staff members re
porting directly to my office included the Accounting Manager, Senior Staff Acco
untants, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Supervisors and the Corporate
Purchasing Agent, with total departmental staff of up to 20 people. I also had
the responsibility for preparing the international consolidated financial statem
ents for the first two years after going public and coordinating the annual comp
any-wide financial statement audits until a Manager of SEC Reporting was hired,
who reported to me for another three years before being promoted to a direct pos
ition under the Corporate CFO.
As a member of the senior management group for North America I worked with other
managers in preparing and reviewing quarterly and annual budgets, and in variou
s company-wide projects related to growth requirements, including the planning a
nd implementation of enterprise-wide financial and operational software programs
.

BLUE CROSS OF CALIFORNIA,


Woodland Hills, CA
1992-1994
Senior Accountant/Analyst
I was employed in the Corporate Accounting and Finance department of this large
health insurance company. My duties primarily included high-level reviews of fi
nancial reports and general ledger accounts, assisting the Corporate Accounting
Manager in financial analyses and special projects as needed, and creating requi
red reports and analyses using PC-based spreadsheets. In addition I served as a
liaison for management with a large business unit within the company, with resp
onsibility for monitoring to assure quality and integrity in financial record-ke
eping.

ARTHUR ANDERSEN & COMPANY,


Los Angeles, CA
1988-1992
Experienced Senior Auditor
As a member of the Audit Division of this international public accounting firm,
my responsibilities included planning and performing financial statement audits
for clients in a variety of industries. In connection with these audits I was r
esponsible for supervising, training and evaluating the auditing staff members o
n each engagement, handling technical issues that arose, communicating with clie
nt personnel and managing tasks to achieve goals within demanding time constrain
ts. In addition, this position required strong administrative skills, the abili
ty to manage many engagements simultaneously in various stages of completion, an
d the creation of a proactive and responsive work environment. Clients included
high tech manufacturers, a producer of tissue culture plantlets for the wholesa
le nursery industry, whole distributors, nonprofit organizations, a discount dep
artment store chain, and a plastic manufacturer.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:


Certified Public Accountant, California State Board of Accountancy, 1990 (no lon
ger active)
Master of Science in Accountancy, California State University at Northridge, 198
8, GPA of 3.9 in Master's Program
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles
Honors and Extracurricular Activities:
* Personal Recognition Award, for exceptional performance, commitment
to excellence and outstanding contribution to the company's success,
QIAGEN Inc., 2004
* Teamwork Award, for outstanding team contribution by my department,
QIAGEN Inc., 1996
* Member, Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Fraternity, 1988
* Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program, 1987
* Peat Marwick Scholastic Merit Award, 1986