New Manager of Cost Accounting & Analysis

Financial & Business Services is pleased to announce that Robert Allen has joined the Research Management & Compliance department (effective April 1, 2016) as the Manager of Cost Accounting & Analysis and will report directly to Ken Erickson, the Director of Research Management & Compliance.

Rob is a licensed CPA and has extensive professional experience in financial management, budgeting, cost accounting and auditing (most recently as the Vice President of Finance and Administration at Tooele Applied Technology College-“TATC”). Rob has been deeply involved with cost pools, cost bases, overhead rates, audits, government regulations, compliance and reporting.

Rob facilitated federal government and public accounting audits at his previous employers. Rob began his career as an auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (“DCAA”) in Anaheim, CA (Rockwell International overhead rates). Rob was an auditor at Hercules Incorporated and an Internal Audit Manager at Dyno Nobel. He was the Financial Manager for Manufacturing, Sourcing and Logistics at Dyno Nobel, eventually working as the Treasury Manager at Dyno Nobel (all accounting, auditing, payroll and cash management responsibilities). At TATC, Rob managed the accounting and human resources functions, prepared annual financial statements and coordinated with State of Utah and other auditors.

Rob is a graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and holds an MBA degree as a graduate of Utah State University.

Rob has broad experience in reviewing and analyzing overhead rates, service / recharge center rates, financial data and has experience preparing various performance, financial and status reports. In addition, Rob has experience with P-Cards, workflow system implementations, financial audits and compliance audits. He has also prepared Disclosure Statements.

Rob looks forward to integrating his knowledge and extensive experience in his work at the University of Utah. Please join Financial & Business Services in welcoming Rob to the campus.

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