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Mrs. Alaleh Jenkins is the Assistant Deputy Chief Financial Officer (ADCFO) within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (OUSD(C)). Mrs. Jenkins was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in December 2014. She provides direct support to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer on developing and interpreting Department of Defense accounting and finance policy and promoting standard financial management processes and systems, as well as ensuring an enterprise wide audit strategy is properly implemented.
Prior to becoming the ADCFO, she served as the Director for Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) within the OUSD(C). In this position, she was responsible for advising the Deputy Chief Financial Officer on all issues related to financial management reform and audit readiness. Mrs. Jenkins was responsible for the implementation and oversight of financial improvement plans across the DoD in support of the Department’s strategic goals and legislative mandates to attain auditability and improve financial management.
Prior to becoming the FIAR director, she served as a client service director with PricewaterhouseCoopers. In this position, she was responsible for assisting DoD clients in the development and implementation of solutions to improve financial practices and prepare for auditability through discovery and remediation, driving change at all organizational levels within the organization.
Mrs. Jenkins’ other assignments within the DoD include being a supervisory staff accountant in the FIAR Directorate within the OUSD(C), and the Business Transformation Program Manager within the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment). In those positions, she led enterprise-wide solutions to overcome financial management impediments to audit readiness, as well as, large-scale business process reengineering efforts across the military’s business operations. These efforts collectively led to the establishment of a new process frameworks and improved efficiency of day-to-day operations and long term sustainability for the entire DoD.
Mrs. Jenkins is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Defense Financial Manager. She holds a Defense Financial Management Certification, Level 3, and is an accomplished leader with more than twenty years of experience in federal and private-sector financial statement audit, business transformation, and large scale and complex financial management engagements. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from George Mason University. Mrs. Jenkins has received various personal awards, including the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board Pillar award.
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