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The Deputy Chief Financial Officer in conjunction with the Office of Financial Management formulates and prescribes Department-wide financial management, accounting, budgetary, fiscal policies, procedures, and controls, as well as, provides assistance to Departmental components in its implementation.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides policy guidance and oversight of Department financial management personnel, activities, and operations.
  • Directs and implements projects for the development and maintenance of the Departmental financial systems.
  • Ensures Department compliance with all laws, regulations, standards and guidelines regarding financial, accounting, and fiscal management, including the Chief Financial Officers Act, the Government Management Reform Act, the Federal Managers Budget, the Anti-Deficiency Act, and the Government Performance and Results Act, in conjunction with the Office of Budget and the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Formulates, executes and provides guidance on the budget for the Office of the Secretary.

The Office of Financial Management is comprised of:

  • Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Director for Financial Management
  • Office of Financial Policy and Assistance
  • Office of Executive Budgeting
  • Office of Financial Management Systems


Lisa Casias - Deputy Chief Financial Officer/Director for Financial Management
Gordon Alston - Deputy Director for Financial Management
Tony Akande - Director for Financial Policy and Assistance
Jennifer Ayers - Director for Executive Budgeting
Teresa Coppolino - Director for Financial Management Systems
Millicent Dent - Budget Analyst/Administrative Officer

Administrative Specialist: Diane Marston
Telephone: (202) 482-1207
Fax Number: (202) 482-5070

US Department of Commerce, Office of Financial Management, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230
Last Updated: November 3, 2008

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