Webster University We are proud that one of the leading private Universities offering degrees in Accounting has provided us with facilities to hold our meetings at their campus which is located at 32 Discovery, Irvine, California. All our members continue to be grateful for this generous support of our IFRS efforts.
Group Sponsors At present we have two sponsors but would welcome more - the more the better our group will be:   Cliff Beacham CPA.CITP, MBA, Chartered Accountant, MCDBA Cliff has been involved with the design of systems for over 40 years. At 23 he was Purchasing Manager for 3 factories (3,000 employees) responsible for redesigning his first system in Inventory control and International shipping. He designed the system so that the three factories he served achieved a 99.6% service rate, and this after he took over a system that was broken to the extent that 30% of the main production facility was closed due to lack of materials while the imbalance resulted in an over-investment in inventory. This was achieved despite a 10 month lead-time on overseas orders. His formal education followed 10 years of being in the trenches getting the job done. His achievements resulted from holding permanent positions at: Springmaster Corporation 3 years – Purchasing Manager (designed Inventory control system and International shipping system) Timber Merchants of Zambia (Admin Manager for Blockboard factory – designed Inventory control system). Glass Supplies of Zambia (Set up Solarglass Corporation in Switzerland for processing international transactions for the group) Assistant to Managing Director of General Electric (Installed IBM computerized Accounting system). Formal education – 2 Bachelor’s degrees and a Masters in Business. He also served his time with Coopers and Lybrand (Big 4) and became a Chartered Accountant in 1981. Since then he has had extensive experience in designing systems. For example, he installed and implemented the accounting systems for International Fashions Inc, Manclan Ltd and Loadlifters Transport Ltd. In addition he was instrumental in 17 take- over/mergers. His considerable knowledge and experience enabled him to arrange the Compromise-with-creditors takeovers of Parklane Fashions Ltd resulting in a 1.4m NOL and Modbou Construction Ltd - 1.1m NOL. His extensive technical skills have enabled him to act as SQL Server Optimization Specialist at Andersen Consulting (Peoplesoft ERP system) and IBM (at Kaiser Permanente).  His list of lesser-known clients is extensive. In the US he earned a Microsoft MCDBA qualification in Database Design and Implementation and delivered the Microsoft courses on SQL Server since version 4.2. He chaired the SQL Server User Group in Orange County for two years. He has used spreadsheets since the days of Visicalc. His knowledge of Excel makes him a member of the top layer in the world in the use of this as a problem solving tool. He also has experience with the Great Plains ERP system and the MAS system. As an IFRS Consultant he is highly suitable as he has managed many projects involving the design of systems from scratch and extensions to existing systems. As a Chartered Accountant he was educated under a principle-based accounting and as a CPA (California) he is qualified in the US as well. He is the organizer of the IFRS USA Organization in Orange County California and has delivered many presentations on IFRS and what it means to companies in the US. He holds a certificate in IFRS from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and certificates issued by the AICPA. His work can be viewed on this website for the group at IFRSUSA.ORG. Recently he was instrumental in the design of a Great Plains based ERP system across a 12 company conglomerate and consulted in the development of an Investment Management system for 42 NYSE portfolios. In addition, as Project Manager of a Dynamics GP conversion for a reverse mortgage company, he redesigned their system and implemented the redesign without a hitch.
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