Leslie VailDo you want to write for packt?
Leslie Vail is a CPA and has been working as a Microsoft Dynamics GP Consultant for nearly 20 years. She began with Version 1.0 in 1993. During this period she completed numerous implementations, conversions, and custom-development projects. She has been a Session Leader at many partner
and customer-technical conferences, and conducts training classes throughout Northern and Central America.
Leslie has been a Microsoft Dynamics GP Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2007. She is recognized throughout the industry for her product expertise and contributions to the Dynamics community. She is the Principal of ASCI, Inc., a consulting firm located in Dallas, TX.
As a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), she serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Microsoft Assessments and Certification Exams (ACE) team. She is a member of the US MCT Advisory Council, and has been listed as one of the Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 most influential people by DynamicsWorld. She is one of the top contributors to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Newsgroup and the Dynamics Community forum. Leslie maintains the popular Dynamics Confessor Blogspot blog (http://dynamicsconfessions.blogspot.com/).
Leslie has reviewed and developed Microsoft Courseware, coauthored the book Confessions of a Dynamics GP Consultant published by Accolade Publications, Inc., and has been the Technical Editor of several books dedicated to Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Leslie provides implementation and consulting services for companies ranging from a family office to a multinational manufacturing firm. She is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional in Microsoft Dynamics GP Applications and Microsoft Dynamics GP Installation & Configuration, as well as a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (DBA).
She holds a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certification in Dexterity, Modifier with VBA, Integration Manager, Report Writer, HR/Payroll, Financials, Inventory and Order Processing, FRx Report Designer, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2008, and Microsoft XP Professional.
A skilled developer, Leslie uses Dexterity, Modifier with VBA, Integration Manager, and eConnect to provide custom solutions to her clients. She is a Certified Integration Developer (CID), a Dexterity CID, a Dynamics Tools CID, and a Dexterity Certified Systems Engineer.
Her training proficiency spans the entire Microsoft Dynamics GP product line. She is an experienced trainer and gives classes for Dexterity, Financials, Inventory & Order Processing, HR/Payroll, Integration Manager, Modifier with VBA, FRx Report Designer, SQL Server Reporting Services, Report Writer, Crystal Reports, SmartList Builder, Excel Report Builder, Integrated Excel Reports, Extender, and System Manager.
Prior to working with Microsoft Dynamics GP, Leslie was the Tax Director for a large financial institution; before that, she worked for one of the original "Big Eight" accounting firms as a Senior Tax Accountant.