Jeffrey Steinhoff CGFM, CPA, CFE, CGMA

Senior Executive Advisor - Consultant, Independent Contractor, KPMG Gov´t Institute

Jeffrey C. Steinhoff, CGFM, CPA, CFE, CGMA, an AGA Past National President and founder of AGA’s Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) program, is the researcher and author of this report. An innovator and thought leader, Jeff has 53 years of professional experience in government financial management and auditing, 42 years in senior leadership positions. As Assistant Comptroller General of the U.S. for Accounting and Information Management at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), he headed its largest audit unit. He was a principal architect of the landmark Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990 as well as other legislation, including the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act, the Debt Collection Act and the Prompt Payment Act. Upon retirement from GAO in January 2008 after a 40-year federal career, Jeff served as Managing Director of the KPMG Government Institute, which he helped to found. Having retired from full-time employment in May 2020, he is now an independent advisor and researcher. Jeff is an elected Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and chaired NAPA’s audit committee. He has served on the Department of Defense and National Aeronautics and Space Administration audit advisory committees. The recipient of 46 professional awards, Jeff received the Robert King Award, AGA’s highest honor; the Comptroller General’s Award, GAO’s highest honor; the Outstanding CPA in the Federal Government Award from the American Institute of CPAs; and AGA’s Lifetime Research Award. He co-authored a book, Governing to Win: Enhancing National Competitiveness Through New Policy and Operating Approaches (2012), as well as the Fraud Risk Management Guide (2016) and Managing the Business Risk of Fraud: A Practical Guide (2008).