George E. Jenkins is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In this role, Mr. Jenkins is responsible for the management of a $1 billion budget, which includes formulation/execution, financial management, internal controls management, policy development and enterprise risk management activities. NIST also provides a full suite of financial management services to six other Department of Commerce Bureaus. Mr. Jenkins is a member of the Senior Executives Association and the Association of Government Accountants.
Mr. Jenkins began his federal service with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). While working at CMS, he held the position of Deputy Director for the Financial Management Systems Group, which was responsible for over 40 financial management systems. Mr. Jenkins also played an integral part in the development and implementation of the Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS), which was one of the largest Oracle implementations in the world at the time, processing approximately 5 million Medicare claims daily. He was an Associate Regional Administrator for Financial Management in Seattle, WA with oversight responsibilities for five western states. Mr. Jenkins has received numerous awards such as the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Award and the CMS Administrator’s Award on several occasions.
After Mr. Jenkins became a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), he joined the Department of Health and Human Services as the Director of the Office of Program Management and Systems Policy. In that capacity, Mr. Jenkins was responsible for the strategic vision, design, oversight and implementation of all Department-wide enterprise financial management systems accounting for approximately $1 trillion of financial activity. Prior to joining the Federal Government, Mr. Jenkins was Partner and Vice President of Jenkins and Jenkins, CPAs, where he was responsible for audit and management consulting services.
Mr. Jenkins holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Bridgeport. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).