Vicki Crouse CPA, CDFM-A

Chief Strategy Officer, U.S. Navy, Office of Financial Operations

Victoria Crouse
Chief Strategy Officer, Office of Financial Operations
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Financial Management and Comptroller)

Ms. Victoria Crouse currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Operations) (FMO), located in the National Capital Region. In this role, she facilitates the execution and successful completion of the business objectives of FMO. These objectives include optimizing Department of the Navy financial operations, achieving an auditable business environment, and implementing a robust Managers’ Internal Control Program.

Ms. Crouse was appointed to her position as a member of the senior professional cadre of senior executives in March 2016.

Prior to her present appointment, Ms. Crouse served as Chief, Finance and Accounting Division for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), leading the operational accounting office responsible for recording about $1.9 billion in obligations annually, and monitoring about $1.8 billion in contract payments and other disbursements annually. Prior to joining DTRA in 2013, Ms. Crouse was Assistant Director for Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (OUSD(C)). Her previous assignments at OUSD(C) included serving as a Senior Staff Accountant in both the Financial Reporting and Analysis Directorate and the Accounting and Finance Policy Directorate.

Ms. Crouse earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from Pace University. She began her Government service after graduating from college in 1990. Prior to her assignments at OUSD(C), Ms. Crouse spent 17 years with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), where she served in a variety of positions, including managing the planning and performance of contract audit work at major defense contractor locations, developing audit policy for significant audit areas, and providing technical expertise for audits of contractor internal control systems.

She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty. Ms. Crouse holds a Level III Defense Financial Management Certification, as well as Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Certification in both Auditing and Business Financial Management.