Debbie Ballard is the Vice
President of Global Business Services. In
her role, Debbie is responsible for providing financial transaction services. Collectively,
her organization delivers common processes, measures and systems so that other
business areas can focus on supporting their customers and our Restaurants. Global
Business Services for Finance includes over 400 employees and is comprised of
operations centers in North America, Europe and Australia.
first joined McDonald’s in 1993 as an Internal Auditor and then moved to the Oak
Brook Accounting Center as a Supervisor and in 1999 became the Director for the
department, which produced the Profit and Loss Statements for more than 1,000
restaurants. She later directed the Real
Estate Accounting area which processed transactions for 2,000 operators and
over 13,000 restaurants. In her role as
Senior Director of Global Shared Services Strategy, Debbie was responsible for
integrating the deployment of the Global Shared Services Strategy and the
ongoing implementation of Oracle Financials.
1998, Debbie won the President’s Award, which is given to the top 1% of
performer’s in the Company. In 2003, she
won the McDonald’s Women’s Leadership Network Award, and in 2007 she won the
North America Shared Services Leadership Award as well as the Ray Kroc and
Martin Luther King, Jr. Shining Light Award.
to joining McDonald’s, Debbie was Controller for an Insurance Agency and spent
time in public accounting as an auditor for Ernst and Young.
holds a Masters of Accountancy degree from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois
as well as being a Certified Public Accountant.
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Debbie.