Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
About GM: Thomas S. Timko
Thomas S. Timko joined GM as vice president, controller & chief accounting officer in March 2013. He is responsible for reporting financial results to the CEO, CFO and the Audit Committee of the Board. Timko also 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.
Before joining GM, Timko was corporate vice president, chief accounting officer and corporate controller at Applied Materials Inc. He led the financial due diligence and integration for a multi-billion-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. He also was 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. Timko also was assistant controller for Interpublic Group, assistant controller at Dover Corporation, and spent 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 “100 Most Influential People in Finance” in 2010. In 2007 he was named to Crain’s Detroit Business’ “40 Under 40” list for his business success.