TROY, MI -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 --
Michael E. Debs, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Kelly Services (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB), has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a "Top Chief Accounting Officer" for 2012. The rankings are the result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top Chief Accounting Officers that yielded an algorithm for how to rank CAOs and Controllers based on their performance in 24 key areas.
According to Adam Navrozally, Analyst for the rankings division of ExecRank, "Mr. Debs has a strong record of success in numerous financial roles, most notably at Kelly Services. His extensive finance & accounting experience and tremendous business acumen have made him a strong asset to Kelly Services and their accounting procedures and financial operations. He is highly regarded in the industry, and amongst other Controllers and Chief Accounting Officers."
According to Mr. Debs, "It is truly an honor to be elected by my peers, and recognized by ExecRank, as a Top Chief Accounting Officer for 2012. I share this achievement with the hardworking professionals at Kelly who support me and the corporation. The award has motivated me to continue to work toward achieving the best practices in the accounting field."
There are over 30,000 Chief Accounting Officers and Controllers in the United States. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being a part of ExecRank's "Top Chief Accounting Rankings" for 2012. The number one area of focus for Top CAOs in 2012 has been their role in maintaining financial controls and adherence to increasingly difficult reporting compliance. ExecRank also weighed heavily the recommendations provided by the CFOs and CEOs of the finalists, as the accounting process is crucial to analyzing the company's past and future performance. In addition, we saw a significant uptick in the number of CAOs that served on boards of directors and displayed a skill set that is applicable to multiple industries. The CAOs that made this list represent the best of the best in their field. For the complete rankings, please visit
About Mr. Debs
Michael E. Debs is senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer for Kelly Services, Inc., (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB). Kelly® is a leader in providing workforce solutions headquartered in Troy, Michigan. Mr. Debs is responsible for overseeing Kelly's finance systems and controls, all corporate accounting, financial reporting, and budgeting activities for Kelly globally. Prior to joining Kelly in 2000 as vice president and corporate controller, Mr. Debs was employed by Chrysler Corporation and Deloitte & Touche. In 2005, he was promoted to senior vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. In 2008, he served as interim chief financial
officer. Later that same year, he was named to his current position. Mr. Debs holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Western Michigan University and a master's degree from the University of Michigan. He is also a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Board of Trustees for the University of Detroit Mercy.
ExecRank is the definitive ranking service of leading executives who have achieved the highest level of professional achievement and peer recognition. ExecRank was founded by Jonathan Aspatore, one of the most authoritative figures in business publishing. As former CEO of one of the 5 largest business book publishing houses (Aspatore Books), and current CEO of three other business media companies. Jonathan has published over 5,000 of the world's top business and legal executives, including C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, COO) from 74% of the Fortune 500 and senior level partners from 100% of the AmLaw 200 largest law firms. As the creator of the patent-pending, proprietary algorithm that took 2 years to develop for ExecRank, Jonathan is uniquely qualified to have created a system that ranks leading executives. ExecRank rankings reach over 6
million readers a year in the United States alone given our partnerships with leading publishers, web sites, trade shows and more.
About Kelly Services
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to more than 550,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2011 was $5.6 billion. Visit www.kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter. Download The Talent Project, a free iPad app by Kelly Services.
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