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Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service.

The following information focuses on a financial management teaching institution that has not previously received a lot of coverage: the United States Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service Professional Development Division. The division's training courses are somewhat more broadly focused than those of the Department of Defense, but customized training can be given at on-site locations.

Treasury Agency Services Professional Development Division is recognized as a leading provider of and a subject matter expert on financial management education and training for U.S. government agencies. It currently supports over 150 U.S. government agencies worldwide, training more than 7,000 employees annually. The training programs draw on the subject matter experts from the U.S. Treasury Department--Financial Management Service and financial education partners who are leaders in their field. Its vision is to offer the best training and education to employees by "providing the right training and education to the right people, at the right time, in the right way."

Treasury currently offers 36 financial education courses at training facilities located in the Washington, D.C., area. Training is offered on an open-enrollment basis with scheduled dates, course prerequisites, and recommended follow-on course sequences. Students may register for the course or courses that best suit their needs. A complete listing of courses and the fiscal year 2006 catalog are available at

The following is a brief description of each curriculum offering. See the catalog for the specific courses presented in each curriculum.

Cost Measurement and Management--Emphasizes skills needed to implement and sustain cost management and measurement programs that enhance agency mission effectiveness through a better understanding of existing resources.

Credit Reform Accounting--Provides a solid foundation in the essentials of federal credit program accounting. These courses compose the Treasury Certificate in Credit Reform.

Federal Accounting Concepts--Focuses on the federal financial accounting and auditing topics.

Financial Reporting and Reconciliation--Focuses on federal financial accounting and reporting topics.

General Financial--Highlights financial management and related topics of interest to the federal financial community.

Standard General Ledger--Focuses on United States Standard General Ledger document entries and reporting crosswalks. Several courses in this curriculum compose part of the Treasury Certificate in Accounting and Reporting.

Technology--Features the process for developing justification documentation and required materials for implementation and rollout of information technology project in the federal government.

On-site course instruction is available to agencies wishing to save on travel costs by receiving training at their location. To find out more about on-site instruction or customizing a course, contact Treasury Agency Services, Professional Development Division at (202) 874-9560.

Treasury Agency Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
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Title Annotation:Professional Development
Publication:Armed Forces Comptroller
Date:Jan 1, 2006
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