Deloitte Federal Financial Management Solutions Center

An overview


Deloitte offers a unique combination of consulting, financial advisory, tax, and audit services specifically designed to help federal agencies address their most complex challenges.

About the Solutions Center
The Deloitte Federal Financial Management Solutions Center (Solutions Center), in Washington, D.C., is a key component of Deloitte’s overall strategy to provide innovative solutions to the federal government. The professionals assigned to our Solutions Center conduct research on and develop alternative approaches to addressing some of the federal government’s most pressing financial management and financial transformation challenges.

The Solutions Center is most effective when it can facilitate bringing all interested parties together to help find common-ground alternative approaches to addressing such shared challenges as financial reporting, internal controls, financial systems, asset management, grants management and auditing standards.

In addition, research efforts have identified real-world and time-tested methods that agency chief financial officers (CFOs) can use to help transform their organizations from transaction processors and financial systems operators to catalysts and strategists. In leading these improvements, CFOs can serve as change agents to stimulate beneficial behaviors across their agencies, while providing the financial leadership needed to determine and align business direction with financial strategies.

Effective Practices in Financial Management
The Solutions Center also facilitates research on what can work in federal financial management, and why. By utilizing effective practices from both the commercial and federal sectors, the innovative ideas and model programs have been developed to help federal agencies in their efforts to make financial management more efficient and effective. We have listened to our federal clients, and have focused much of our research and development activities on financial management ideas and programs that are:

  • Practical – whether they are technical, operational or policy-oriented
  • Agency-focused – addressing the needs and concerns of various stakeholders
  • Innovative – utilizing effective practices from both commercial and federal-sector organizations
  • Results-driven – positively impacting the federal financial management community and its stakeholders

A Real-world, Time-tested Process for Driving Innovation
The Solutions Center facilitates the development of workable alternative approaches by understanding independent and shared research, bringing together relevant stakeholders through roundtables and other forms of engagement, and applying a deep knowledge of federal financial management — in both practice and policy — to the analysis. More specially, the Solutions Center professionals make speeches, participate in panel presentations, prepare short articles and publications and conduct training sessions.

The Solutions Center also offers tailored, fast-paced “solution sessions” where CFOs, key stakeholders and subject-matter specialists can come together to discuss and evaluate practical answers to the most pressing financial management problems in federal agencies.

Led by a Former Federal Government CFO
The Solutions Center is led by Deloitte Consulting LLP Director Clarence Crawford, who served most recently as the CFO at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Prior to joining OPM, Crawford was CFO/chief administrative officer for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Commerce Department. He also worked in the White House as associate director for administration in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Crawford has also chaired a Capital Investment Committee and an Investment Review Board, and served as a member of the federal government’s Chief Financial Officers Council. As an associate director at the Government Accountability Office, he frequently testified before House and Senate Appropriations Committees.

For more information on The Deloitte Federal Financial Management Solutions Center, please contact Clarence Crawford at +1 202 370 2460 or e-mail

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