Jack Klingler, M.B.A., C.P.A., C.F.A.



The best thing about teaching at Menlo? Taking advantage of the small campus and class sizes to get to know the students on a personal level and help guide them as they begin their professional careers.”
Jack Klingler, M.B.A., C.P.A., C.F.A.

Contact Information

Office: 650.543.3903

Education Background

  • M.B.A., Duquesne University, 1985
  • B.A., Arizona State University, 1976



Prior to joining the Menlo faculty in August 2011, Mr. Klingler was Director, Accounting Research and IFRS Implementation at Alcoa Inc., responsible for the transition of Alcoa’s accounting policies to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). He was also responsible for researching new accounting pronouncements, assessing the impacts to Alcoa, developing Alcoa’s position on these pronouncements and responding to the standard setting bodies as appropriate.

Mr. Klingler joined Alcoa in 1985 after spending three years with the CPA firm of Coopers & Lybrand and five years with Gulf Oil Corporation in Pittsburgh. Since joining 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.

Professional Activities

Courses Taught
  • Introductory Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Auditing
  • International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Business Principles Management
  • Personal Finance
Recent Presentations
  • Panelist, Pace University Lubin Forum on Contemporary Accounting Issues, April 2010