Faculty Experts in Accounting

Jack Klingler, M.B.A.
Professor, Accounting
jack.klingler@menlo.edu | 650.543.3903

Financial Accounting
Prior to joining the Menlo College Faculty, Jack Klingler was Director, Accounting Research and IFRS Implementation at Alcoa. In that position, he was responsible for the transition of the company’s global accounting policies to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as well as evaluating the impact on the company of all new accounting pronouncements. While at Alcoa, Mr. Klingler moved through a variety of positions in the company, including pension fund investment management, merger and acquisition support, Finance Director of various Business Units and Director of Financial Accounting. Alcoa currently has approximately $24 billion in sales and is one of the largest aluminum producers in the world.

Mr. Klingler is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania and a Chartered Financial Analyst, and has lectured and served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Business. He received his B.S. in Accounting from Arizona State University and his MBA from Duquesne University. He is a member of the Financial Executive Institute, the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, and the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Kenneth Leong, Ph.D.
Professor, Accounting
kenneth.leong@menlo.edu | 650.543.3856

Corporate Performance Evaluation
Dr. Leong is interested in corporate performance evaluation, and in particular the use of economic value added (EVA) ratios in assessing company worth. EVA differs from standard earnings calculations in its inclusion of both operating costs and capital costs.

Kao Yi-Ching, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Accounting
yi-ching.kao@menlo.edu | 650.543.3709

Managerial Accounting | Accounting Information Systems
Dr. Yi-Ching’s research centers on empirical research through extracting data from corporate accounting systems then evaluating the information. In Managerial Accounting, she tries to apply statistical and economic tools, combining with her IT experience and accounting. She has worked with an international CPA firm and researched corporate data to analyze and evaluate work performance of professionals. Dr. Kao received her doctorate in Management Science (concentration in Accounting) from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her dissertation was the winner of the "Best Dissertation Award" by American Accounting Association.