Duke Allen’s SC&H Group career started on the Audit services team and has led him to his role today as the firm’s chief financial officer (CFO). As the CFO Duke is extremely versatile, possessing the skills and expertise to address the business climate that is constantly changing – all the while tending to the financial strategies of the firm as a whole.
He is indispensable, as he is not only responsible for many of the firm’s day to day functions but manages the financials for the firm’s eleven practice areas which include Accounting Solutions, Audit, Business Performance Management, Contract Compliance Audits, Investment Banking and Advisory, Personal Financial Planning, Risk Management, Tax, and Technology Advisory. His versatility is key when working with all nine business units as these businesses support clients who are middle market to Fortune 500 organizations operating on a regional, national, and international level.
He is accountable for overseeing the internal revenue of the firm and forecasting year to year as well as managing our external relationships with our banking, insurance, legal, and financial partners. A unique aspect of SC&H Group is being 100% employee owned and Duke is responsible for managing all functions of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
One of Duke’s favorite aspects of the firm is the culture of excellence at the firm. He feels the culture is a huge differentiator and one that attracts the best and brightest right out of school.
Duke graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and received his master’s in accounting from the University of South Carolina. Additionally, he is a certified public accountant (CPA).
Away from work, Duke is the treasurer of the St. Josephs Athletic Association and the Guardian Athletic Foundation, and serves on the board of directors for the Republican Club of Hanover and the McSherrystown Youth Wrestling Club.
Spending time with his family is a priority for Duke and traveling is frequently on their agenda. He enjoys coaching his sons’ sports teams, as well as golfing and playing poker.
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