Department of Defense Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Department of Defense Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Department of Defense Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

As a subcontractor, IFAS manages a team of 18 FTE’s in multiple locations serving on multiple task orders (TO) in the Eastern Region of the United States to assist our Prime’s efforts in providing Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) assistance services for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).  IFAS assists in documenting, monitoring, updating and obtaining coordination on DLA end-to-end business processes. The DLA Financial Compliance and Process Management Division has two branches; Financial Compliance and Audit and Financial Process Management where IFAS supports in the development, implementation, integration and sustainment to DLA financial compliance and audit ability efforts. Our work with DLA’s J8 Financial Compliance and Process Management Division illustrates the same attention to sound financial planning and practices, accounting principles, records management, strategic and organizational planning, site selection and business process improvement that we apply to all of our customers.

Specific tasks include:

Process Reengineering: 

Assisted in re-engineering DLA processes based on the government and industry best practice and met the federal management system requirements, develop and maintained system access roles, jobs, organizational structures, key performances metric and other business considerations.

 

Financial Management & PPBE Development:

Assist in the administration of financial resources and implementation of financial management policies including planning, programming, budgeting, funds control, unit cost, pricing, financial performance analysis, financial services, financial process management, performance analysis and strategic planning.  We assist in coordinating, analyzing, negotiating, developing, consolidating and reporting comprehensive programming plans. IFAS serves as a liaison with DLA HQ J8 and J6 on all issues involving programming and executing budgetary plans and resources. We identify and develop workload and resource programming requirements and policies by providing guides, consolidating and justifying support and operating requirements.

 

Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Guidance:

IFAS works with financial, functional, contract, and audit personnel to document end-to-end business processes and systems that generate and control financial statement information and determine and document actions needed to address problems. We identify responsible action officers and obtain corrective action plans (CAP) and milestones for inclusion in the FIAR plan. We provide financial documentation and oversight efforts for internal controls review, financial data analysis and interpretation and feedback on developing process improvements.

 

End to End System Expertise:

Work with financial, functional, contract, and audit personnel to document end-to-end business processes and systems that generate and control financial statement information and determine and document actions needed to address problems.

 

Video Production Support: 

Provide video production support to include development of training, marketing and educational video production lifecycle which includes criteria, outline, scriptwriting support, filming, production, and editing.

 

Audit Readiness Training: 

Assist DLA with developing training courses to establish finance competency and other areas identified as “gaps” through project activities to ensure consistent and effective performance across the organization. 

 

Develop Communications Products Focused on Stewardship / Audit Readiness: 

IFAS develops a detailed Audit Readiness Change Management Execution Strategy for DLA. IFAS considers and fully utilizes all relevant work that has already been completed by DLA and its vendors in order to develop the execution strategy.