Jane Thompson, CPA, PEL Research Associate

Jane has over 25 years of experience in public sector accounting, including K-12 and higher education. She served as the director of finance for Upper St. Clair School District and Shippensburg University. She also has over seven years combined experience with local and national certified public accounting firms. Her public accounting clients were primarily county and municipal governments, school districts and non-profit organizations.

Jane led the general ledger implementation of financial management and ERP software in her positions at Upper St. Clair School District and Shippensburg University. She has extensive experience developing procedures for compliance with federal and state grant regulations and improving internal controls. She developed financial models to assist in labor contract negotiations, budgeting and long-term financing projects. As part of a team of professionals, she studied financial issues at Reading School District and developed recommendations for improved processes and controls.

Jane earned degrees from West Virginia University and Virginia Tech. She held an active CPA license in Pennsylvania from 1991 through 2019.