Meet New Accounting Professor Jack Klingler

Mr. Jack Klingler will be joining Menlo College this fall as a Professor of Accounting having just served as Director, Accounting Research and IFRS Implementation at Alcoa. In that position, he was responsible for the transition of Alcoa's global accounting policies to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Alcoa currently has approximately $22 billion in sales and is one of the three largest aluminum producers in the world.

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. While working in the Pension Investment area, he shared responsibilities for managing the investment of over $4 billion of assets in Alcoa's various pension and employee benefit plans as well as the Alcoa Foundation. After moving to the Financial Accounting department, he provided financial accounting assistance on numerous mergers and acquisition projects underway as a part of Alcoa's aggressive global growth strategy. This work took him throughout the world as he participated in M&A projects in places such as China, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Slovakia, and Great Britain as well as the US.

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.

Happy to be settling with his wife in northern California near their children, he enjoys biking, golf, skiing, reading, and movies.