Tony Hullinger

Defense Finance
and Accounting Service
Providing payment services of the U.S. Department of Defense

Tony Hullinger, Director, Office of Audit Readiness

Mr. Tony Hullinger serves as the Director, Office of Audit Readiness, DFAS. Mr. Hullinger leads a professional staff that provides enterprise-wide oversight and guidance for DFAS’ support to the Department of Defense audit readiness efforts. The Office of Audit Readiness provides the framework within which DFAS executes actions to support the Department’s audit readiness goals by ensuring DFAS services are ready for an independent audit. 

In October 2012, Mr. Hullinger was selected into the Senior Executive Service as the DFAS Chief Financial Officer.  In this role, he managed the day-to-day financial operations of the Agency by directing the formulation, presentation and execution of DFAS’ annual and multi-year budgets. 

Mr. Hullinger previously served as the Deputy Director, Accounting Operations and as the Acting Director, Accounting Operations for more than a year.  In these positions, he was responsible for providing executive leadership and direction to nine Mission Directors and a staff representing over 1,000 employees, while having the responsibility of financially reporting more than $500 billion in assets for the Department of Army and 26 Defense Agencies.  Mr. Hullinger provided leadership for the successful implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning systems to include deployment of five waves of the Army’s General Fund Enterprise Business System and deployment of seven Defense Agencies into the Defense Agency Initiative. 

Mr. Hullinger joined DFAS Cleveland in June 1994 and moved to DFAS Indianapolis in October 1997.  Mr. Hullinger has served in many leadership roles during his time with DFAS.

Mr. Hullinger holds a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Finance and Financial Institutions from Ball State University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a Certified Defense Financial Manager.  Mr. Hullinger graduated from the Harvard Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  Previously Mr. Hullinger served on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Military Comptrollers Indianapolis Chapter and as a board member of Ball State University’s Accounting Advisory Board.



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