USW welcomes Kurt Coppens to its Arlington, VA, headquarters office staff as fiscal officer effective July 5, 2016. In that position, Coppens will consolidate expenses for USW’s 15 foreign offices for USDA claims, perform internal auditing, prepare reconciliations and many other financial reporting tasks.
He will report to Kevin McGarry, USW vice president of finance.
“Kurt has a wide breadth of accounting experience and significant international exposure over more than 10 years. I think Kurt will add great value to USW and I am excited to have him join the finance team,” said McGarry.
Most recently, Coppens was employed as an accounting manager at Agora, Inc., a specialty publishing house in Baltimore, MD. Prior to that, Coppens was an accounting manager at Agora’s office in Paris, France, from 2009 to 2011. In both positions, he managed company accounting practices, revised accounting systems and served as a liaison between the Baltimore headquarters and the French and Swiss offices.
Prior to 2009, Coppens worked for such international companies as BridgeStreet Corporate Housing Worldwide, Intelsat Global Service Corporation, NeuStar, Inc, and FaciliCom International.
Coppens holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he majored in finance and international business. He is fluent in French, and proficient in Dutch and German.
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