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IRS reorganizes national office.


Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Fred T. Goldberg, Jr., announced a reorganization of the IRS national office in an effort to focus tax system modernization and provide for a greater level of accountability for the IRS's financial management. Three new positions were created:

* Chief information officer (CIO).

* Chief financial officer (CFO).

* Assistant commissioner (finance)/controller.

The CIO will be responsible for managing the IRS's information resources and technology programs as well as strategic planning for technology.

The CFO will be the principal executive responsible for budgeting and other financial management.

The assistant commissioner (finance)/controller, who reports to the CFO, will be responsible for management of the IRS's financial systems. General management of field operations remains with the deputy commissioner (operations).

"With a budget exceeding $5 billion, one of our top priorities must be effectively managing our financial resources," Goldberg said. "In addition, placing responsibility for modernizing the nation's tax system with a CIO at the top of the organization not only recognizes the importance of the task but mirrors similar private-sector operations. I believe these organizational changes put accountability for important activities at the right level within the agency."

The CFO and CIO, along with the deputy commissioner (operations), report to the senior deputy commissioner and, with the commissioner, form the agency's top executive group. The IRS said those selected for the new positions will be announced at a later date.
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Publication:Journal of Accountancy
Date:Dec 1, 1989
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