As VP Controller for Coca-Cola North America, David Byers (BSBA/Accounting, ’85) leads a number of finance and operational teams for one of the world’s most well-known and respected brands. After a short stint in public accounting, David joined Coke and has worked in numerous roles — including several international locations — within the company. He credits his background in accounting, and auditing in particular, for his ability to grow professionally and to help “drive business results”.
A proud Kenan-Flagler grad, David met with us in Coke’s Atlanta headquarters to discuss the role of the corporate controller and how companies large and small benefit from the expertise the controller delivers. “As a controller, you get to get to see what is happening and ask questions,” notes Byers, “and you help drive the business results.”
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