Jennifer Deger CPA, MBA

Controller, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Jennifer Deger, Controller, leads the Global Financial & Accounting Services team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Her team is responsible for grant and vendor disbursements of over $4B annually, financial reporting, payroll, tax compliance, cash flow planning, employee expense administration and internal controls. Jennifer’s team manages the annual financial statement audits, tax returns, and general ledger accounting for the Foundation, including the foundation’s international offices.

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.