Mary Wortham

Assistant Controller & HR Manager

  • 38 years of experience
  • 14 years at KDC

Mary Wortham never imagined she’d work in accounting. As someone who loves to help people, she always envisioned herself as a social worker. But the universe had other plans. “I didn’t choose accounting, it chose me,” Mary says.

While Mary was pursuing a degree in social work, she took on a part-time accounting job for a local grocery chain. That’s when she realized how much she enjoyed accounting, and with some encouragement from her supervisor, she switched her major to accounting.

Mary’s accounting career spans more than three decades. She’s worked in several industries including lending, pharmaceutical, retail, and real estate.

“There’s a huge misconception that accounting is all about crunching numbers,” Mary says. “What I love most about accounting is problem solving and working collaboratively with others regarding accounting concepts, generating ideas, and creating solutions.”

Mary joined KDC’s accounting department in 2008 as the Assistant Controller. In this role she is responsible for financial reporting, specifically high-level consolidated financials and month-end close procedures. Prior to KDC, Mary worked in DalMac Construction’s accounting department.

I love the collaborative atmosphere at KDC. It’s an amazing environment with the most supportive and caring teammates I have worked with.

Mary also serves as KDC’s HR Manager and is responsible for the company’s HR functions. “My favorite aspect of HR is having the opportunity to connect with and assist all KDC team members,” she says, adding that she also advises accountants in her group. “I think helping my teammates solve their problems so they can focus on their business goals is a pretty rewarding way to spend my time.”

Mary obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a Texas Certified CPA and is a member of the American Institute Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of CPAs, and The Society for Human Resource Management.

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