Tim F. Soltis is the deputy chief financial officer at the Department of Education. In this role, he supports the chief financial officer by leading financial management professionals, overseeing the integrity and efficiency of financial management operations, coordinating internal control activities, and providing accurate and timely information about the Department of Education and its programs to facilitate financial reporting and decision making.
Prior to joining the Department in March 2013, Soltis served in the Senior Intelligence Executive Service from 2006 to 2013 as comptroller at the Defense Intelligence Agency and as a senior audit advisor to the Intelligence Community (IC) Inspector General on a broad range of business and financial matters. Before joining the IC, he was director for financial reporting and audit readiness at the Defense Logistics Agency from 2000 to 2006, where he served as principal advisor to the comptroller on all matters involving CFO Act compliance and financial management reform, and he ensured the timely production and audit of financial statements. Soltis was an audit manager with the Department of Defense Inspector General from 1996 to 2000. He directed numerous financial and program audits to ensure the reliability of information presented in financial statements and to reduce the vulnerability of defense programs to waste, fraud, and mismanagement.
Soltis joins the Department with more than 25 years of federal experience resolving complex business operations issues and directing business process transformation initiatives. He has extensive experience in advising senior leadership, managing human capital, strategic planning, performance management, converting to new financial systems, establishing and assessing internal controls, financial reporting, and directing all aspects of financial management and auditing activities. Soltis began his federal government career with the U.S. Army Audit Agency with assignments overseas in Asia and Europe.
A Cleveland native, Soltis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Case Western Reserve University, and has completed executive leadership programs at Harvard University and the Federal Executive Institute. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor. He and his wife reside in Fairfax, Va., and have three daughters.