John Lynskey CGFM, CPA

Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Controller, Smithsonian Institution

John is currently serving as the the controller and deputy division director for financial management at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). His responsibilities include fiscal stewardship of NSF’s daily financial operations. This includes budget execution and funds control, financial statements and reporting, accounting operations, and grant payments and administration. As controller of a seven-billion-dollar CFO Act agency, he leads NSF programs for internal control, improper payments, financial audit and strategic financial initiatives. He also oversees NSF’s cloud-based FedRamp certified financial system and spearheads grantee financial outreach to NSF’s 1,700 institution customers. Under his 19 years of stewardship, NSF has achieved sustained success in obtaining “clean” audit opinions and in financial reporting excellence.