Jeffrey Steinhoff

Managing Director, Government Institute

KPMG in the U.S.

Jeff Steinhoff is the managing director of the KPMG Government Institute. During a 40-year federal career, he was assistant comptroller general of the United States for Accounting and Information Management, leading GAO’s largest audit unit and having responsibility for developing government auditing and internal control standards. He was a principal architect of the CFO Act and other financial management legislation. Jeff is a past national president of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and founded AGA’s Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) program. The recipient of 42 professional awards, he received the Robert W. King Memorial Award, AGA’s highest honor and in 2000 was one of only 26 individuals recognized by AGA for significant contributions to advancing accountability in federal, state, and local government over the previous 50 years. In 2006, Jeff was recognized as the outstanding CPA in the federal government by AICPA and in 2010 was elected a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration.

Education and qualifications

  • BA, College of William & Mary

  • Information Systems Program, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Senior Executive Program, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government


  • Certified Government Financial Manager

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • Certified Fraud Examiner

  • Chartered Global Management Accountant

Professional Associations:

  • Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration

  • KPMG Executive Fellow, Federal CFO Academy

  • Member, Association of Government Accountants

  • American Society of Military Comptrollers

  • Member, Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Management

Connect with me

  • Washington D.C., US

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