Charles Kearns is a CPA and CGMA. He is a financial accounting executive with over 20 years of progressive management consulting experience in private, pre-IPO and publicly traded companies covering several industries. His expertise includes building, leading and advising corporations and public-sector entities through complex international expansions, finance transformations, restructurings , mergers and acquisitions and IT projects.
Previously, Charles was employed with BlackBerry (global) as Sr. Director of Accounting and Interim Corporate Controller.; leading a global team of 75 plus professionals addressing complex technical accounting, and SEC/OSC regulatory reporting matters. Additionally, Charles has held finance and accounting management positions focusing on US and Canadian external reporting, revenue recognition, technical accounting under US GAAP and IFRS, ICFR compliance programs, acquisition integration activities and international financing arrangements with IBM, Cognos, Alcatel-Lucent, Nortel, and Mitel.