Matt S. Owen | Former Sr Controller
International Financial Reporting-Integration & Transformation
The Walt Disney Company
Matt Owen was at Disney for over 17 years. Matt’s most recent role was as the Sr Controller International Financial Reporting–Integration & Transformation with a focus on driving improved controls, standardization and efficiency across the international portfolio of the Company with an emphasis on India. Previously as the Sr International Controller, based in London, he was responsible for all accounting functions outside the United States and responsible for the accurate preparation of statutory financial statements and recording of transactions for the various business units and legal entities of the Company’s businesses. Prior to this Matt served as the Controller for the Disney ABC Television Group and as Corporate Controller with oversight over the consolidation and reporting of results for the Company and technical accounting. Matt started his career at Disney as head of Management Audit. In that role he was responsible for the conduct of internal audits throughout the Company as well as Special Investigations that involve financial irregularities.
Before joining Disney in 2005 Matt was the Vice President Internal Audit for Oracle Corporation, a Managing Director with Standard & Poor’s Corporate Value Consulting group, and a Partner with Arthur Andersen where he spent the first 17 years of his career including leading the Transaction Advisory Due Diligence practice for acquisitions in Northern California and three years in Seoul, Korea in both Transaction Advisory and quality assurance roles and in the audit practice in Portland, Sacramento and Houston.
Matt earned both a Masters in Accountancy and Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University in 1985. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
Tim Traud, Jabil Inc.
The Next Normal: Now the Future Ready Accounting Professional
Friday, January 5, 2024, 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Tim is Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance for Jabil Inc., headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida. Jabil is a product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services. Tim has responsibilities for the global teams for enterprise risk management, financial reporting, facilities, tax, finance digital transformation and financial systems. Tim has been with Jabil for 22+ years and prior to his current role served in various financial roles, including Senior Vice President of Tax, Divisional Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Reporting, Planning and Analysis.
Prior to joining Jabil, Tim held various financial leadership positions with Intermedia Communications Inc.; Danka Industries, Inc.; Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. and Coopers & Lybrand.
Tim is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Global Management Accountant. Tim earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting (1988) and his Masters of Accountancy (1989) from Florida State University.
Tim has served on the Board of Directors for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay since 2005, on the Florida State University Professional Advisory Board for the School of Accounting since 2017, and the Americas Region Advisory Panel of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants since 2021.