Apple lures away Symantec executive Phillip Bullock to head up its tax department

Apple lures away Symantec executive Phillip Bullock to head up its tax department

Apple’s hires are traditionally quiet affairs, and one of its most recent is no different. A recent SEC filing by computer security giant Symantec has revealed that the Cupertino-based company has hired its former Chief Accounting Officer Phillip Bullock, and will lead Apple’s tax department.

As a result of the hire, Symantec appointed Andrew Del Matto as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, who has seven years at the company under his belt, as its Corporate Treasurer and Vice President of Finance Business Operations.

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From the SEC filing:

Phillip A. Bullock, who was appointed as Symantec’s Chief Accounting Officer in September 2009, announced he will be leaving the Company to lead the tax department at Apple, Inc., and not due to any disagreement with the Company on any matters relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.

The company hasn’t released around Bullock’s appointment, although it could update information on its investor relations website soon.

Apple’s most high-profile appointment this year was that of former Dixons Retail CEO John Browett. The Englishman filled the position of Senior Vice President of Retail, which was formerly held by Ron Johnson.

Johnson announced his impending departure from Apple in June this year and is now the CEO of US department store chain J. C. Penny.

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