IRS announces Lambert's appointment as CFO

The IRS has appointed Janice Lambert as chief financial officer, making her responsible for the accounting of $2 trillion in taxpayer receipts and the tax agency's $10 billion annual operating budget. She also will be its chief advisor on financial and performance management, financial systems, strategic planning and internal controls.

Lambert became acting CFO in January, when Eileen Powell resigned. The IRS made the announcement today, although the agency designated her CFO on March 7, an IRS spokesman said.

Lambert came to the IRS as deputy CFO last June from the Treasury Department, where she was budget director. She had played a key role in developing performance-based metrics and budgets among Treasury's agencies, including the IRS. Lambert led the implementation of Treasury's first integrated budget, which consolidated the bureau's budget and annual performance plans, and realigned their budget activities.

'Janice has an excellent grasp of government budgeting and performance-based metrics. In the last year, she has demonstrated a real ability to handle IRS business issues,' said IRS commissioner Mark Everson.

Previously, she was chief of budget and administration for the Justice Department's Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Lambert received a bachelor's degree in finance and business administration from the University of Southern California and a master's in public administration from the George Washington University.


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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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