Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
About GM: Thomas S. Timko
Tom Timko joined General Motors as vice president, controller and chief accounting officer in March 2013. Timko provides global leadership and oversight for external reporting, technical accounting matters, development of accounting policies, internal controls and the consolidations process. He also oversees the global shared services functions for inventory, fixed assets, payroll, accounts payable, billing and receivables. He is also responsible for reporting financial statements to the Audit Committee of the Board and strategic risk management updates to the Risk Committee of the Board.
Prior to joining GM, Timko was corporate vice president, chief accounting officer and corporate controller at Applied Materials Inc., since March 2010. He led the financial due diligence and integration for a multibillion-dollar acquisition, developed the company’s consolidated strategic and annual operating plans, established shareholder and analyst guidance and streamlined internal systems and processes to leverage a shared services environment and improve stakeholder service. He was also responsible for all technical accounting policies and procedures, and internal and external controls.
Timko previously was chief accounting officer and controller at Delphi Automotive, where he redefined and implemented a global controllership structure, improved the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting and established world-class control processes. He was also assistant controller for Interpublic Group, where he was a key member of the turnaround team that successfully completed a five-year financial restatement, and was the assistant controller at Dover Corporation, which he joined after 11 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Timko is a member of the Financial Executive Institutes (FEI) Committee on Corporate Reporting (CCR) and was chairman of the FEI-sponsored Current Financial Reporting Issues Conference in November 2014.
Timko graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He was recognized as one of Treasury & Risk magazine’s “2010 100 Most Influential People in Finance” and one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ “40 Under 40, Class of 2007” as one of the top professionals achieving significant business success.