Jennifer Deger CPA, MBA

Director of Finance - Global Controller, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Jennifer Deger, Global Controller, leads the Global Finance & Accounting Services team which reports to the CFO as part of the Finance team. Her team of 35 is responsible for grant and vendor disbursements of over $6B per year, financial reporting, payroll, tax compliance, sourcing & procurement, insurance and treasury administration. Jennifer's team manages the annual financial statement audits, tax returns, and general ledger accounting for the Foundation and the Trust as well as for the foundation's international offices and subsidiaries.

Prior to joining the foundation in 2006, Jennifer worked in various roles including public accounting where she specialized in tax exempt organizations and in local government managing the operations of the treasury and tax functions.

Jennifer received her MBA from Seattle University and her bachelor's degree in accounting from Gonzaga University. She is also a CPA. Jennifer volunteers with two local charities.