Ms. Alaleh Jenkins serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Financial Operations (DASN FO) overseeing the Office of Financial Operations. As DASN FO, she is responsible for Department of the Navy (DON) accounting and financial management matters. Her primary responsibility is developing and implementing Department-wide accounting and finance policies and procedures, which also support Department of Defense initiatives in these areas.
Prior to her current assignment, she was Director of the DON Office of the Chief Management Officer, where she served as the principal executive to the Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV) on all matters related to DON’s business transformation with a specific focus on advancing progress toward auditability. She previously served as the Assistant Deputy Chief Financial Officer (ADCFO) within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (OUSD(C)). Ms. Jenkins was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in December 2014. She provided direct support to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer on developing and interpreting Department of Defense accounting and finance policy and promoting standard financial management processes and systems, as well as ensuring implementation of the enterprise-wide audit strategy.
Ms. Jenkins has also served as the Director for Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) within the OUSD(C). 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, she 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.
Ms. 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.
Ms. Alaleh Jenkins
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller)
Mr. Gregory Koval is the Deputy Director, Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller). He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization, including its regional offices, and supporting the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (DASN), Financial Operations, in accomplishing her full responsibility for Department of the Navy (DON) accounting and financial operations. In addition, Mr. Koval is responsible for general oversight of the DON’s Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation program and serves as the DON’s Chief Accounting Officer.
Mr. Koval was the former Deputy Director of the Marine Corps Fiscal Division, supporting the Deputy Commandant, Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps. He was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Risk and Compliance Branch (to include Audit Response and Remediation), Manager’s Internal Control Program/OMB A-123, Finance Branch, Accounting Branch, and Marine Corps Non-Appropriated Funds Audit Service. He developed the Marine Corps audit remediation strategy and worked successfully across business lines and process owners to improve financial statement audit results during his tenure.
Mr. Koval joined the Civil Service from IBM Global Business Services, where he was a Senior Managing Consultant supporting the Marine Corps and Navy Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation (FIAR) Programs for over a decade as a contractor. He provided business consulting services in all aspects of accounting, audit, and internal controls, to include information technology.
Prior to his contract work with the Department of the Navy, Mr. Koval managed internal audit contractor teams at a Civilian Agency, helping components maintain unmodified audit opinions through the implementation of internal controls, the use of data analytics to quickly identify and resolve deficiencies, and a robust testing and assessment program to meet OMB A-123 testing objectives.
Mr. Koval began his career as an Operational Risk Consultant for Arthur Andersen LLP, supporting internal control risk assessments, financial statement audits, and SAS-70 audits for private sector entities in the manufacturing, banking, and hospitality industries.
Mr. Koval is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and graduated with Honors from Muhlenberg College with a B.A. in Accounting and a B.A. in Economics.
Mr. Gregory Koval
Deputy Director, Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller)
Ms. Victoria Crouse currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Operations) (FMO), located in the National Capital Region. In this role, she facilitates the execution and successful completion of the business objectives of FMO. These objectives include optimizing Department of the Navy financial operations, achieving an auditable business environment, and implementing a robust Managers’ Internal Control Program.
Ms. Crouse was appointed to her position as a member of the senior professional cadre of senior executives in March 2016.
Prior to her present appointment, Ms. Crouse served as Chief, Finance and Accounting Division for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), leading the operational accounting office responsible for recording about $1.9 billion in obligations annually, and monitoring about $1.8 billion in contract payments and other disbursements annually. Prior to joining DTRA in 2013, Ms. Crouse was Assistant Director for Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (OUSD(C)). Her previous assignments at OUSD(C) included serving as a Senior Staff Accountant in both the Financial Reporting and Analysis Directorate and the Accounting and Finance Policy Directorate.
Ms. Crouse earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from Pace University. She began her Government service after graduating from college in 1990. Prior to her assignments at OUSD(C), Ms. Crouse spent 17 years with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), where she served in a variety of positions, including managing the planning and performance of contract audit work at major defense contractor locations, developing audit policy for significant audit areas, and providing technical expertise for audits of contractor internal control systems.
She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty. Ms. Crouse holds a Level III Defense Financial Management Certification, as well as Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Certification in both Auditing and Business Financial Management.
Ms. Victoria Crouse
Chief Strategy Officer, Office of Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller)
Ms. Atisha Burks is the Senior Accounting and Finance Leader of the Navy (Financial Operations), (SL(FO)). As an SL, she is responsible for guiding the efforts to standardize DON business procedures to improve the accuracy and reliability of financial and business information while supporting DON commitment to financial statement audit remediation. She is responsible for actively participating to ensure that DON financial events are generated in compliance with accounting standards and providing advice and guidance on audit remediation and assurance activities to senior members of the Navy staff.
Prior to her work with DON, she served as the Chief of the Office of Financial Reporting, Policy, and Property with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), where she was responsible for the implementation of financial reporting policy, directives and procedures; the implementation, oversight, and evaluation of the requirements for all USCG property; and oversight over the component-level audit process and corrective action plans for the financial statement audit.
Ms. Burks has also served as the Director of the Office of Financial Reporting and Policy for the Department of Commerce. She was responsible for overseeing the planning and coordination of the preparation of quarterly and annual Departmental financial reports (e.g., Prompt Payment, Cash Management, Debt Management, Treasury Reports, and Financial Statements); the planning of and reporting on Department-wide financial management programs; and preparing special financial management reports in response to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Treasury, Congress, and other issues. Ms. Burks was responsible for formulating and prescribing Department-wide financial management, accounting and fiscal policies, procedures, standards and controls, and for providing assistance to Departmental components in their implementation.
Ms. Burks began her career 18 years ago as an intern with the United States Coast Guard Finance Center, where she primarily worked on receivables and reimbursables. Currently, Ms. Burks is commonly a speaker as an expert in various financial management topics and early career events focused on the next generation of financial management professionals with the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), American Society of Military Comptrollers, and various public accounting firms. She has received numerous Department of Commerce Bronze Awards for her efforts on government-wide initiatives and also led the Department of Commerce to receive the AGA Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting.
Ms. Atisha Burks
Senior Accounting and Finance Leader (Financial Operations), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller)