Oliver primarily supports the firm’s manufacturing practice. He is a senior financial executive with over 25 years of experience, who is focused on controllership responsibilities. These include hands-on operational cost and financial accounting, including reporting and effectiveness of the underlying systems, processes and controls.
Recent experiences include an assignment at Axalta Coating Systems as an accounting consultant tasked with stabilizing the client’s reporting of their logistics operations, and another as the project finance officer at Shire Pharmaceutical Corporation supporting the company’s international IT system upgrade.
Previously Oliver served as the controller for the US corporate office of an international manufacturing and research-based company, Syngenta Corporation. He joined the corporate office at its inception and was responsible for establishing its transactional and reporting systems. In this role, he led the corporation’s reporting and issued the consolidated financial statements of the corporation and its subsidiaries. In addition Oliver led a range of significant special projects including enhancements to system and controls, financial modeling and cross-functional projects involving subsidiary companies and third parties.
In prior roles, Oliver served as the Finance Manager for the general ledger and manufacturing operations of Zeneca Agricultural Products, Inc., a division of Astra Zeneca. At that company, he realigned the cost group to focus on their key financial metrics. Later he partnered with plant accounting to develop the conceptual design for implementing a new costing system, SAP.
Earlier, Oliver gained experience in due diligence and purchase accounting and led internal audits in the US and overseas.
Oliver is a CPA and holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and a M.Sc. from New York University, USA.