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Todd Sears

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Director, External Financial Reporting
Bentonville, AR, USA


Todd Sears joined Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (“Walmart”) in 2011 and currently serves as the Senior Director, SEC Reporting, Global Consolidation & Analysis.  In this role, he leads multiple teams in Walmart’s Global Controller’s Office, including the teams responsible for the company’s SEC financial reporting (e.g., Form 10-K and 10-Q filings), global close, global financial statement consolidation, consolidated financial statement analysis, and corporate accounting.  Prior to his current role, Todd served as the Director, External Financial Reporting & Corporate Accounting, also in Walmart’s Global Controller’s Office, for almost 2 years.  He also led Walmart’s global technical accounting and policy team on an interim basis for 6 months.

Prior to joining Walmart, Todd worked for Ernst & Young, LLP in the San Francisco and Seattle offices for nearly ten years.  He primarily served insurance companies and other clients in the financial services sector, performing audits and providing consulting and advisory services.   

Todd received his Masters in Accountancy and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degrees from Brigham Young University, graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors.  He is a CPA in the states of Washington and California.

His hobbies outside of work include physical fitness and spending time with his family.  He and his family currently live in Bentonville, Arkansas, the home of Walmart.

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