Lisa Casias

Director for Financial Management & Deputy Chief Financial Officer

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Ms. Casias serves as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Director for Financial Management. As Deputy CFO, she is responsible for financial management and accounting throughout the Department, for preparation of the Department’s annual consolidated financial statements, and for development and implementation of a Department-wide integrated financial system.  Her responsibilities include promulgating financial management policy throughout the Department and for ensuring the Department’s compliance with financial management laws and regulations, including the Chief Financial Officers’ Act, the Government Management Reform Act, the Government Performance and Results Act and the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act.  Ms. Casias is also responsible for the Office of Secretary budget operations.  

Immediately preceding her assignment as Deputy CFO, Ms. Casias served as Deputy Director for Financial Policy in the Office of Financial Management.  Previously, Ms. Casias was the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Financial Statements Audits in the Department’s Office of Inspector General.  She began her career in the OIG in November, 1991.  Ms. Casias was responsible for conducting the financial statement audits of the Department through her own staff and independent public accountants.  Her responsibilities also included monitoring the Department’s implementation of financial management systems.  Ms. Casias also worked with the Department and its bureaus in its efforts to implement the Government Performance and Results Act. 

Prior to her federal government career, Ms. Casias was an audit supervisor with the international public accounting firm of Ernst & Young. 

Ms. Casias is a Certified Public Accountant and holds her BBA in public accounting from Pace University.  She is the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Distinguished Rank Award and has served as the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) National president.

Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration
Office of the Secretary
U.S. Department of Commerce

This page was updated on February 6, 2014