Caryn E. Kauffman has become the new chief financial officer of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
As CFO, Kauffman will head the agency’s office of financial management, which handles the SEC’s financial reporting, accounting, budgets, and the entrusted money.
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said that Kauffman “has demonstrated excellent leadership in improving financial controls, managing the SEC’s budget resources, and continuously improving our financial management operations.”
Kauffman has been climbing the SEC’s financial officer ranks for the past few years. She was named acting CFO in February 2017. Before that, she was deputy CFO since 2013. She first joined the SEC in 2011 as chief accounting officer. Kaufman is a certified public accountant.