Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has named Jaré Allocco Allen to the position of University Controller. In addition to ensuring the university’s fiscal practices and policies comply with federal, state and local regulations, Allocco Allen will be responsible for Embry-Riddle’s accounting records, annual external audit and internal controls
She also will work with several University Board of Trustees Committees including Finance, Investment, and Audit.
She will begin her new job May 16.
Currently the Associate Vice President for Finance at Loyola University Maryland since September 2013, Allocco Allen has nearly 20 years of experience in higher education. Prior to her leadership role at Loyola, Allocco Allen held key positions as Assistant Controller, Director of Investment Accounting and Debt Management, Financial Reporting as well as Associate Director of Housing Operations and others during more than 16 years at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.
Before entering higher education, she was a Manager of Intercompany Operations at Xerox Corp., a Senior Supervising Accountant for KPMG LLP and a Purchasing Associate at Eastman Kodak Co., all based in Rochester, NY.
“The Controller is a critical position for any university, and Jaré quickly rose to the top of a pool of extremely qualified candidates identified in a national search,” said Embry-Riddle Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Randy Howard. “The entire Embry-Riddle community will benefit from Jaré’s vast knowledge, experience, positive attitude and incredible work ethic.”
Allocco Allen holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration specializing in Accounting from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, and a master of Business Administration/Finance with highest honors from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a Certified Public Accountant, received Rochester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award (2001) and was a longtime board member of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester (1999-2012). She has also served as a board member and contributing member on numerous financial and regional higher education committees.
“I am honored and privileged to have been given the opportunity to join the Embry-Riddle community and Dr. Howard’s team,” said Allocco Allen. “I look forward to working with the Controller’s Office and others within the university to build upon past accomplishments, navigate through current operations and respond to future challenges, all in support of the university’s mission.”
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