Controller promoted to assistant VP for finance

by Dennis Brown

Andrew M. Paluf, controller at the University of Notre Dame since 1997, has been promoted to assistant vice president for finance and controller, effective July 1.p. A 1980 graduate of Notre Dame, Paluf directs some 50 employees in the departments of accounting and financial services, financial reporting and analysis, payment services, research and sponsored programs accounting, systems management, and tax.p. “Drew has brought the highest levels of integrity and professionalism to his work during the past five years,” said Scott C. Malpass, vice president for finance. “He has led the controller’s group to a new level of sophistication in the products and services offered to support our faculty, students and staff. This promotion recognizes the increasing complexity and scope of our work in financial management for the University.”p. Paluf has implemented new means of partnering with the University community, such as the formation of the Business Managers’ Group, and led the development of new and expanded service products, including GLIQ, the procurement card and electronic timekeeping.p. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Paluf had served since 1990 in a variety of finance and development positions with Ferro Corporation, a Cleveland-based manufacturer of specialty materials, including ceramics, chemicals and plastics, for use by industries worldwide. Before joining Ferro, Paluf spent two years as a senior analyst with NACCO Industries and six years in management positions with Ernst&Young.p. An accountancy major at Notre Dame, Paluf earned a master’s of business administration degree from Indiana University in 1984 and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1982.

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