Kelly Services, a workforce solutions provider, has promoted Laura Lockhart to corporate controller and chief accounting officer. Lockhart will report to Olivier Thirot, acting CFO.

Lockhart brings more than 20 years of financial reporting experience, ranging from internal controls and SEC reporting to financial analysis and pricing strategy, to her new position. In her new role, she will have responsibility for corporate accounting, global forecast and budgets, finance systems and controls, as well as financial operations in Kelly's EMEA and APAC operating regions.

She joined Kelly Services in 2006 as senior director of finance systems and controls and in 2008, was promoted to vice president of internal audit. In 2012, Lockhart was selected to lead Kelly's pricing and global solutions finance teams.

Lockhart joined Kelly from Sears Holding, where she was a division vice president. Previously, Lockhart was with Borders Group as associate director of planning and reporting. She began her career as a senior financial auditor with PwC.