David Norquist, the Homeland Security Department's chief financial officer since May 2006, has left the department.
A spokesman confirmed that Norquist's last day was Dec. 15. He joins Kearney and Company as a principal.
Peggy Sherry, the career deputy CFO, is acting until a new CFO is named by the Obama administration.
Norquist oversaw the beginning of the second attempt to consolidate DHS's financial management systems. DHS issued the request for proposals earlier this fall.