Alan joined Harvest Business Consulting in December of 2019 and works closely with his colleagues Ian and John. Alan is seen as a very empathetic leader with excellent listening skills, who emphasizes the value of change and continuous learning to drive sustainable development and growth for both people and business.
He has over 30 years of experience, mainly in retail, along with experience in wholesaling, manufacturing, and public accounting. Alan is experienced in working individuals with varying degrees of experience ranging from analysts to C-suite executives.
Alan has held a wide and diverse set of roles across the various financial functions within IKEA, on a local, national and global level. He holds an active CPA (Certified Public Accountants) license from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He holds a CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) designation and is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants. Alan is a Peer Mentor for both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Temple University. Alan is currently pursuing a formal certification in coaching through both the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and the International Coach Federation. Connect with Alan Scholnick on LinkedIn.
Alan’s many areas of expertise include:
– Finance Transformation
– Coaching, Mentoring, Team Building, and Competence Development
– Financial and Operational Reporting
– Budgeting and Forecasting
– Accounting and Taxation Processes
– Profit and Loss Management
– Wide and deep experience of working with different nationalities, cultures and multicultural groups
2017-2019IKEA Group, Global Competence Development Manager CFO Community - The Netherlands
2007-2016IKEA Group, US Vice-President of Finance
2006-2007Bimbo Bakeries USA (formerly George Weston Bakeries), Director of Accounting - Northeast USA
- MA, Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University
- MS, Taxation, Philadelphia University
- BBA, Accounting, Temple University