Accounting Veteran Bolsters Financial Team
METAIRIE, La., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoSynetics(TM), the largest provider of business services to orthodontic and dental practices worldwide, has named Michael P. Beland as Corporate Controller. In this capacity, Beland will be responsible for all aspects of the Company's accounting, tax, financial reporting, budgeting, and internal controls.
"I am pleased that we have been able to add someone of Beland's background and caliber to our OrthoSynetics team," said Chris Roussos, president and CEO of OrthoSynetics(TM). "His range of experience in both public company and public accounting firms, as well as his extensive knowledge of financial accounting and reporting, financial operations, and internal controls will prove invaluable to us as we seek to implement our growth strategy and further enhance shareholder value."
Prior to joining OrthoSynetics(TM), Beland served as Director -- Accounting Research and Policy of The Shaw Group Inc.(R), a Fortune 500 company based in Baton Rouge, La. While at Shaw Group, Beland also oversaw compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley standards.
Prior to joining Shaw Group, Beland served with several international accounting and consulting firms including: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Grant Thornton LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP. He received a B.S./B.A in Accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Beland continued his education at the University of Southern Mississippi where he earned an M.P.A. -- Concentration in Accounting, minor in M.B.A. Finance. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi.
"I am excited to join a growing and service-oriented company like OrthoSynetics(TM)," said Beland. "It is an excellent opportunity and I look forward to working with all members of the OrthoSynetics(TM) team who have dedicated themselves to making this company an industry leader."
OrthoSynetics(TM) is an orthodontic practice services firm that manages the business and marketing functions of orthodontics practices, including advertising, payroll processing, financial reporting, purchasing, technical support and patient financial services. The company currently serves about 350 Orthodontic Practice locations.
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