Jeffrey C. Mounts is the Deputy, and currently Acting, Comptroller in the Office of the Comptroller/Global Financial Services (CGFS) at the U.S. Department of State.
As Comptroller, Mr. Mounts carries out the delegated authorities and responsibilities of the Department’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and also serves as the Department’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO). The Comptroller leads the CGFS Bureau in supporting the Department’s global financial management activities, systems, and services. The Comptroller serves as the primary financial management advisor to the Under Secretary for Management and other Department executives and acts as the Department’s external liaison on all matters relating to the Department’s worldwide financial management operations. The Comptroller chairs the Department’s Management Control Steering Committee (MCSC) and serves as the internal administrative review official for debts collected by the Department domestically and oversees the exercise of debt collection authorities delegated to CGFS by the Under Secretary for Management.
As Deputy Comptroller, Mr. Mounts leads the worldwide development, deployment, and support of the Department’s resource management systems, the preparation of the Department’s Agency Financial Report including the Department’s financial statements, and financial policy and financial management of federal assistance. He also chairs the Department’s Senior Assessment Team (SAT) responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of the financial reporting process.
Mr. Mounts has 27 years of federal financial management and human capital compensation experience, including executive leadership and subject matter expertise in personnel and pay policy, worldwide payment execution and banking services, after-employment pension and benefit administration, corporate systems development and program management, and global shared services implementation and operation. Mr. Mounts previously served in Charleston, SC as the Managing Director for Global Compensation and before that as the Director of Systems Development and Maintenance. He also served in Washington, D.C. as the Director of Core Systems Development and in Bangkok, Thailand as the Director of Systems Development and Maintenance.
Mr. Mounts represents the Department of State on the Chief Financial Officer’s Council and the Human Resources Line of Business Shared Service Provider group. He has previously served on the Executive Steering Board of the Office of Management and Budget and Chief Information Officer Council’s Shared Services Subcommittee and the Unified Shared Services Management Provider Council.
Mr. Mounts holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law, a Master of Public Management (Public Finance) from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science/Education from South Dakota State University.