As an Executive for the Federal Government, Ms. Tonya R. Johnson currently serves as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Deputy CFO) for the Department of the Interior (DOI) where she oversees $148 billion dollars. She is the first woman appointed to this position. In addition to her role as the Deputy CFO, Ms. Johnson is also the Director, Office of Financial Management, the Senior Travel Official, and the Donations Senior Manager for the Department. She reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Finance, Grants, and Acquisition.
As an expert in her field, Ms. Johnson has over 30 years of Federal Government experience and is considered an expert in the financial management and accounting arena. She provides direction, planning, monitoring, oversight, coordination of financial management policy, accounting and financial procedures, financial reporting, financial analysis, data analytics, travel management, public-private- partnerships, donation processing, internal control reviews and assessments, fraud awareness, risk management, and audits (internal and external) for the Department.
Ms. Johnson is the driving force behind the improvement of financial reporting at the DOI and continues to refine methods for combating fraud. During her tenure, she has launched several initiatives, including the Fraud Prevention and Detection Training course developed for DOI professionals, designed for those responsible for preventing, detecting, deterring, and responding to fraud, two Internal Control Training Courses for over 2k financial management practitioners, and receiving fewer audit findings in the department’s history.