Alaleh Jenkins

Alaleh Jenkins is performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (ASN) Financial Management and Comptroller (FM&C). In this capacity, she directly oversees the management of the Department of the Navy’s (DON) annual budget and supporting processes, while providing independent analysis to her constituent clients. She also spearheads the DON Financial Management Transformation (FMT) as an enterprise-wide initiative that has direct impacts to and requires actions by all commands within the DON, to include the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and other Department of Defense Agencies.

Prior to her current assignment, Jenkins served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (PDASN) for FM&C.  In this role, she worked closely with the ASN (FM&C), Deputy Assistant Secretaries of the Navy (DASN), and senior leadership throughout the Navy, providing recommendations on the efficient and effective allocations of assets, consistent with the national security priorities of the President and the Secretary of Defense.

Jenkins also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (DASN), Financial Management Operations (FMO), where she was responsible for the DON accounting and financial management matters; her primary responsibility was developing and implementing Department-wide accounting and finance policies and procedures, which supported Department of Defense (DoD) initiatives in these areas. Jenkins served as Director, DON Office of the Chief Management Officer. She served as the principal executive to the Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV) on all matters related to business transformation of the DON with a specific focus on advancing the Department’s progress toward auditability.

In December 2014, Jenkins was appointed to Senior Executive Service while serving as the Assistant Deputy Chief Financial Officer (ADCFO) within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (OUSD(C)). She provided direct support to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer on developing and interpreting DoD accounting and finance policy and promoting standard financial management processes and systems, as well as ensuring an enterprise wide audit strategy was properly implemented. While serving in the OUSD (C), Jenkins served as the Director for Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR). In this position, she was responsible for advising the Deputy Chief Financial Officer on all issues related to financial management reform and audit readiness.

Prior to becoming the FIAR Director, Jenkins 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.

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. Ms. Jenkins has received various personal awards, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, the Association of Government Accountants Achievement of the Year Award, and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board Pillar award.

Last Updated: 21 January 2021

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