DFAS accountants prepare, examine, analyze and interpret Department of Defense (DoD) financial data, records and standardized reports. They apply generally accepted accounting principles and advise management on a diverse collection of federal accounting and financial management matters.
- review and analyze a wide variety of accounting documents, reports, policies and procedures
- review, analyze and modify operating programs, practices and procedures
- establish and monitor internal controls to identify problem areas, determine actions to improve operating program effectiveness, and ensure the integrity of financial and accounting information
- aid in the design, development and inspection of accounting systems
- perform special audits, conduct studies, develop reports and/or analyze data to identify trends or opportunities and make recommendations
As an expert in accounting, you will have the opportunity to perform research, identify problem areas, determine actions to improve program effectiveness, and propose new procedures and methods.
Formal or on-the-job training is provided to gain knowledge of federal accounting and finance. You will also have the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree and these certifications:
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA )
- Certified Management Accountant (CMA )
- Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)
- Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
- DoD Financial Management Certification Program
Accounting Career Development Roadmap
Page updated September 25, 2015