Virginia, US

Walter is Fragomen’s Chief Financial Officer and is based in the firm’s Matawan, New Jersey, office. He oversees Fragomen’s finance operations and supports the development and implementation of firm-wide financial strategies. Walter is responsible for the efficient delivery of financial and operational support to each of the firm’s offices.

Walter has more than two decades of accounting, finance systems, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, strategic planning and risk management experience. Prior to joining Fragomen, Walter held key financial roles at a global management consulting firm for 10 years, most recently as Controller, overseeing a team of 80 colleagues responsible for external reporting, financial administration of the firm’s global shared service center network and finance systems. Prior to this, he served as a Senior Manager in the assurance service line at a big four accounting firm.

Education


University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business | MBA, 2014
University of Witwatersrand | Bachelor of Accountancy, 1996
University of Witwatersrand | Bachelor of Commerce, 1995

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Credentials:

Certified Public Accountant, New York State Department of Education

Chartered Accountant, South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Former President, New York Metro Chapter, Association of Chartered Accountants in the United States

Key participant in a “one-firm finance” initiative that transformed the function from one that was largely decentralized and autonomous to one where the CFO has direct line of sight to all finance colleagues.

Chaired a stewardship and policy committee composed of senior finance leaders across all disciplines.

Served on steering committees for selection and implementation of multiple new finance technologies including cloud ERP, expense reporting, automated balance sheet reconciliation and treasury workstation.

Appointed as Finance Information Security Officer to represent the finance department and to lead implementation of policies, procedures and tools to safeguard confidential financial information.