Karel is skilled finance professional with more than 18 years of experience in finance and accounting, financial audits and business consulting. In his current role of Accounting Director, he is responsible for leading the finance accounting teams for all Europe and Asia locations of DURA Automotive Systems Group, ensuring compliance with US GAAP group reporting rules and local statutory accounting policies. Additionally, Karel has participated in several tax, treasury and operations projects, including transfer pricing policy implementation, real estate sale/acquisition, financing, budgeting and other. Most recently, Karel focuses on new accounting system implementation and on establishing transactional accounting shared service center for all European operations of DURA Group. Prior to joining DURA, Karel worked in Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young in audit and business consulting departments. He has gained Master’s degree at Prague University of Economics and FCCA certification from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).