Richard D. Davis, MPA, CPA, CDFM
Director, DFAS Indianapolis

Mr. Davis is the Director of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Indianapolis.

Previously, Mr. Davis had been the Deputy Director of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Indianapolis since Nov 2019.  He is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the federal government’s third largest building and over 4,100 federal employees across the globe that provide a range of finance and accounting services to the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Veterans Administration, and 26 U.S. Defense Agencies.

Prior to this, Mr. Davis was the Director of Enterprise Management Services at DFAS since July 2019.  He promoted continuous process improvements and project management principles across the agency, improved the proliferation of cost-effective acquisition strategies, and managed agency-wide support capabilities and solutions.  He also served as the agency’s Component Acquisition Executive, Continuity Coordinator, and Insider Threat Senior Official ensuring implementation and compliance with all Department of Defense acquisition, continuity, and insider threat policy and regulations. 

From March 2011 to June 2019, Mr. Davis was the Director of Internal Review managing all internal audit responsibilities of DFAS. This included conducting performance and systems related audits, providing advisory and assistance services to DFAS management, serving as the central liaison point for external auditors, and responding to DoD and DFAS hotline requests regarding investigation of suspected fraud, waste and mismanagement. 

Mr. Davis was born in Pennsylvania. He earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy State University and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from George Mason University. He was inducted into the Senior Executive Service in October 2005.

Mr. Davis is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Defense Financial Manager, and is a member of the Association of Government Accountants and the American Society of Military Comptrollers. 

Page updated March 17,  2012