Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
About GM: Thomas S. Timko
Tom Timko joined General Motors in March of 2013 as vice president, controller and chief accounting officer. Timko provides global leadership and oversight for external reporting, technical accounting matters, development of accounting policies, internal controls and the consolidations process. He is responsible for reporting financial results to the chief executive officer, chief financial officer and the Board of Directors’ Audit Committee.
Timko reports directly to the CEO on the Global Strategic Risk Management Program, and develops and coordinates the agenda for the Board’s Risk Committee. Timko has hosted “GM Behind the Charts” for investors on how GM reports results and to address investors’ questions.
Before joining GM, Timko was corporate vice president, chief accounting officer and corporate controller at Applied Materials Inc., since 2010. In this role, 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, internal controls and external reporting.
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. Timko also was the assistant controller at Dover Corporation, which he joined after 11 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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” award, which recognizes top professionals who achieve significant business success.