Tatum Buse is the chief financial officer at Collins Aerospace. In this role,
she leads a global team responsible for financial planning and reporting,
accounting and controls, cost management, and supporting execution of the
company’s key priorities.
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.
Since joining the company in 1996, 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
technical accounting guidance and 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. From 2019-2021, she served as the executive sponsor for the
Raytheon Technologies Corporation Finance Women’s Forum and the Collins
Aerospace Women’s Enterprise Resource Group.
Tatum serves as a board member on the Cedar Rapids Economic Alliance Policy
Board, an organization focused on economic and community development, business
support, workforce, and public policy within the region. She is also a board
member and treasurer for the Catherine McAuley Center, a charity focused on
supporting refugees, immigrants and women experiencing crisis.
Tatum holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and a Master of
Business Administration degree from the University of Northern Iowa.