Accounting iconDFAS 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.

Work includes:

  • 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:

Join DFAS and become a member of an exciting team of select individuals chosen to account for the billions of dollars spent by the DoD annually. Enter a world where your efforts as an accountant are relied upon by a wide range of customers - from our warfighters around the globe to the President of the United States. You will be assigned tasks and projects varying in scope and complexity to develop your skills and professional accounting knowledge while administering, overseeing and delivering products and services for DoD decision makers. 

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