Educator, consultant, managing director.
As an educator, I focus on working professionals. Besides the practical aspects of applying IFRS or US GAAP, my aim is also filling in the gaps left by education and regulatory systems whose primarily focus is still National GAAP rather than IFRS or US GAAP.
As a consultant, I specialize in helping subsidiaries of international companies implement and maintain IFRS or US GAAP reporting systems. I have also helped local companies reconcile National GAAP to IFRS or US GAAP and assisted several in preparing for a stock market listing or trade sale.
As managing director, I bear ultimate responsibility for the entity's legal, regulatory and tax compliance.
GAAP, Ltd., Prague, Czech Republic
Since 1994: Consultant, Educator, Managing Director
GAAP, Ltd. is an advisory, outsourcing and training firm specializing in IFRS and US GAAP.
APOGEE.CZ, Ltd., Prague, Czech Republic
Since 2013: Managing Director
APOGEE.CZ is a subsidiary of aicas GmbH and provides technical support and maintenance for APOGEE JREs and JRE4As. It also provides porting of Android, Oracle OpenJDK or Linux kernels to various devices (including the advanced "connected" devices) based on ARM, x86, MIPS and PowerPC processors running Linux or VxWorks as well as developing or enhancing various Java or C/C++ applications.
Ltd., Prague, Czech Republic
Since 2015: Managing Director, Owner
APOGEE.CZ, is the European distributor of JREs created by Apogee Software, Inc.
Illusion Softworks, Inc., 2K Czech, Inc., Brno, Czech
2001 to 2011: strategy consultant, supervisory board member
Illusion Softworks was a Czech video game publisher acquired by Take-Two Interactive.
I joined the company to help prepare it for sale and remained until its post-acquisition integration was completed.
Waller Williams & Co., San Francisco, Ca. USA
1991 to 1992: accounts receivable controller
Waller Williams was an importer and wholesaler of coffee and textiles in the San Francisco bay area.
I joined the company to help integrate an acquisition. At its textiles unit, I designed and implemented a customer evaluation and accounts receivable management system that improved both collections and profitability. After the unit's spin-off, I used my bonus first to visit, then to relocate to the Czech Republic.
KPMG, Peat Marwick & Main, San Francisco, Ca. USA
1989 to 1991: assistant auditor
KPMG was formed by a merger of Peat Marwick Mitchell and Klynveld Main Goerdeler, becoming the first "big four" accounting firm.
After joining out of university, I participated in a variety of audits, though primarily master limited partnerships.
Inc., Prague, Czech Republic
Since 1997, lecturer: IFRS and US GAAP
1.Vox is the leading adult education agency in the Czech Republic, attracting professionals from across the Czech Republic and other central European countries.
Ltd., Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Since 2003, lecturer: IFRS and US GAAP
Mentis is the leading adult education agency in the Slovak Republic, attracting professionals from across the Slovak Republic.
University of Economics (VSE), Prague, Czech Republic
1997 to 2005, lecturer: US GAAP, financial analysis, accounting English
VSE is a leading economics university. While I greatly valued being able to help prepare students for their careers, my workload and frequent travel proved incompatible with the university's need for fixed lecture scheduling.
AuthorIFRS and US GAAP: Policies and Procedures, Leges (in Czech and English), 2017
IFRS: Policies and Procedures, Leges (in Czech and English), 2009
World Accounting, third edition, Linde (in Czech), 2005
IAS Examples, co-author, chapter on financial instruments, 1. Vox (in Czech), 2003
World Accounting, second edition, Linde (in Czech), 2000
World Accounting, Linde (in Czech), 1998
Accounting, co-author and translator, North Beach Holdings (in Czech and English), 1995
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
1986 to 89, Bachelor of Science, Finance and Economics, Cum Laude, Beta Gamma Sigma