Paul Tomkins was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Reader’s Digest Association in May 2011. In this role his responsibilities include all aspects of finance and accounting, treasury, tax, auditing and investor relations, mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategic planning.
Tomkins joined the company from AT&T, where he was Vice President Controller for AT&T Business Solutions. In that capacity he was responsible for managing the overall financial results and reporting processes, as well as internal controls and change management processes for both AT&T Corp. Business and Consumer Services with indirect accountability for board, SEC and investor relations reporting for these two units. He was also a member of the AT&T Business Sarbanes/Oxley Steering Committee.
Prior to that role, Tomkins held numerous positions at AT&T as the head of Accounting Policy and External Reporting, which included managing several corporate-wide financial processes. He also served as the International CFO/Controller for AT&T Global Business Communication Systems (currently Avaya) where he led the deployment of financial systems and processes to support growth outside the United States, and had held various other positions involving financial results, business planning, and capital budgeting. He began his career in public accounting at Wiss and Company, before leaving to become a Division Controller at Plant Industries, Inc.
Tomkins has an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University, and is a CPA. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the NJ Society of CPAs and is a member of the Seton Hall University Leadership Development Council.