Tatum Buse is the chief financial officer at Collins Aerospace. In this role,
she leads financial reporting, planning & analysis and compliance and controls
Previously, Tatum served as the vice president of Finance Shared Services and
Integration at Collins Aerospace, where she managed a team responsible for
providing financial services to the business and focused on the post-acquisition
integration of processes and tools.
Over the past 24 years, Tatum has held various finance positions of
increasing responsibility within both the strategic business units and central
functions. She served as vice president of Finance and corporate controller at
Rockwell Collins, where she led a team responsible for providing enterprise
accounting services, managing the company’s internal controls and government
accounting compliance programs, and preparing and reporting external financial
documents and filings. She also served as the company’s principal accounting
officer and chair of the Disclosure Committee.
Tatum is passionate about the development and advancement of women in
leadership roles. In 2007, she co-founded the Women’s Employee Resource Group at
Rockwell Collins, and in October 2019, she was named the executive sponsor for
the Raytheon Technologies Corporation Finance Women’s Forum.
She serves as the vice-chair of the Cedar Rapids Economic Alliance Policy
Board and is a board member and treasurer for the Catherine McAuley Center, a
charity focused on supporting refugees, immigrants and women experiencing
Tatum holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and a Master of
Business Administration degree from the University of Northern Iowa.