Office of Financial Management

Deborah Taylor

Acting Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Phone:  | 410-786-5448 Baltimore

Deborah Taylor is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and the Director of the Office of Financial Management (OFM). As CMS senior financial management executive, she is accountable and responsible for planning, directing, analyzing and coordinating the agency's comprehensive financial management functions, including the release of CMS Annual Financial Report.

Ms. Taylor served as the Deputy Director of OFM for 5 years. Prior to becoming the Deputy Director, Deborah served as the Deputy CFO/ Director of the Accounting Management Group. In that position she was responsible for the financial management activities for the Medicare program including CMS accounting processes, policies and all related financial reporting; debt referral; debt compromise and settlement activities; oversight of Medicare contractors financial management activities; and monitoring of the internal control environment.

Before joining CMS, Ms. Taylor served as the Assistant Director for Health and Human Services Audits for the General Accountability Office for 12 years. She has a vast array of accounting and auditing background having performed financial statement audits and reviews at such agencies as the IRS, Customs Service, D.C. Government, and CMS. She also worked closely with the FASAB and OMB in the development of several accounting standards and financial management requirements. She is an active member of the D.C. Chapter for the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and is a Certified Government Financial Manager.

Ms. Taylor has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from George Mason University and received her CPA from the state of Virginia in 1996.

Deputy Director: George Mills