Comptroller: John Horn
John F. Horn has been appointed comptroller of the University, effective June 1. The Board of Trustees is expected to ratify his appointment at its June 17 meeting.
Mr. Horn is a certified public accountant who has been the associate comptroller since 2001. He led a team that re-engineered Penn’s financial reporting and analysis process for trustees’ reports and developed a business control model for department heads.
Mr. Horn earned a B.S. in accounting and management, in 1978 from Widener University.
He will serve as Penn’s chief accounting officer, reporting to Scott Douglass, the vice president for finance and treasurer. Mr. Horn’s responsibilities will include overseeing accounting and financial reporting; supervising the accounting, tax, payroll, accounts payable and travel departments.
Prior to joining Penn, Mr. Horn had more than 20 years of financial management experience and held key positions in auditing, financial reporting, financial operations and budgeting/planning in major corporations, including Unisys Corp., DecisionOne Corp. and Verizon.
He succeeds Ken Campbell, who has been comptroller since 1997 and is retiring after 33 years at Penn (Almanac April 26, 2005).
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 33, May 24, 2005
May 24, 2005
Volume 51 Number 33