As senior vice president, Corporate Financial Services, Jill Walker is responsible for overseeing business integration and improvement activities, developing expertise through shared services and ensuring the integrity of internal and external financial reporting. She is part of the executive finance leadership team, reporting directly to the Starbucks chief financial officer.
Jill began her career at Starbucks in 2000 in the Accounting organization and has held a number of accounting, financial reporting and finance roles for corporate, retail and supply chain functions.
Originally from New Jersey, Jill was an audit manager with KPMG LLP prior to moving to Seattle and joining Starbucks. Although her background was rooted in the financial services industry, Jill’s years with Starbucks has provided countless opportunities to learn and lead through cross-functional projects spanning multiple countries and functions. Throughout her tenure, she has been a champion for partner (employee) development and high-performance standards while evolving teams to support business needs.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy with honors from The College of New Jersey and is a certified public accountant, also in the State of New Jersey. Jill and her husband, Scott, have been longtime advocates and supporters of wildlife conservation and regularly travel to see endangered species in their natural habitats. Jill proudly serves on the board of directors for Woodland Park Zoo, a preeminent conservation institution in Seattle, and is currently the Board’s Treasurer and Business and Finance Committee Chair. She also serves on the Zoo’s Audit Committee. Previously, Jill has served as Treasurer for The Starbucks Foundation.
Her favorite Starbucks beverages are the Chai Tea Latte and Green Tea Latte, both made with coconut milk.