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Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC)

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Session Schedule Location Tuition Status
Jan 22 - Jan 26, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Washington , DC $1050 O
Mar 12 - Mar 16, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Washington , DC $1050 O
Apr 23 - Apr 27, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Honolulu , HI $1050 O
May 14 - May 18, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
San Antonio , TX $1050 O
Jun 04 - Jun 08, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
San Diego , CA $1050 O
Jul 16 - Jul 20, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Virginia Beach , VA $1050 O
Aug 27 - Aug 31, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Washington , DC $1050 O
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Course overview

The American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) offers the Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) program to those persons desiring to demonstrate proficiency in the core aspects of defense financial management. The CDFM is regarded as the premier certification for DoD financial managers. The Enhanced Defense Financial Management Course (EDFMTC) is excellent preparation for the CDFM Exam. Graduate School USA is very proud and honored to have not only developed the EDFMTC for ASMC in 1999,but also delivered over 700 sessions of the EDFMTC since 1999.

On-site Sessions:
Graduate School USA is licensed by ASMC to deliver the EDFMTC at a location of your choice for up to 32 participants per class. Please contact Al Tyree at (202) 314-3639, or our Customer Support Center at 888-744-GRAD (888-744-4723) for more information.

Who should attend?

Civilian and military members of the Department of Defense, U.S. Coast Guard, or employees of defense contractors and suppliers. Individuals interested in strengthening their professional qualifications by obtaining the CDFM may visit the ASMC website for more information.

Learning outcomes

  • State the checks and balances inherent in the three branches of government
  • Describe the interactions between internal and external resource management elements of the DoD
  • Explore the financial manager's role as it relates to the audit process; review DoD policies and procedures, documentation and reporting requirements; review criteria, etc.
  • Summarize the laws pertaining to appropriations and the limits on purpose, time and amount; review significant comptroller general decisions
  • Describe the structure of the federal budget
  • Identify the standards and environments under which federal financial managers perform the planning, programming, and budgeting cycle
  • Explain the roles of the Department of Defense in the federal government
  • Describe how accounting and finance in DoD can aid financial managers in meeting objectives for reliable financial management and reporting
  • Examine manpower management from an overall DoD perspective
  • Articulate the uses and importance of auditing
  • Develop an overall knowledge of the planning, programming and budgeting process
  • Comply with specific DoD legal requirements
  • Explain the mathematical and statistical methods relating to cost and economic analysis
  • Summarize the concepts, special authorities, directives and regulations directed at business management improvement
  • Explain a variety of accounting topics important in DoD financial management systems
  • State the basic rules covering financial management topics such as pay, travel entitlements, contract pay, debt management and other areas

Course outline

Day One

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Module 1.1: Government Resource Management Environment
  • Module 1.2: Manpower Management

Day Two

  • Module 1.3: Personnel Management
  • Module 1.4: Management's Responsibility for Internal Control
  • Module 1.5: Fiscal Law
  • Module 2.1: Defense Budget Process

Day Three

  • Module 2.1: Defense Budget Process (continued)
  • Module 2.2: Cost and Economic Analysis
  • Module 2.3: Business Management Process Improvement

Day Four

  • Module 3.1: Fiscal Law
  • Module 3.2: Finance

Day Five

  • Module 3.2: Finance (continued)
  • Module 3.3: Accounting
  • Module 3.4: Auditing
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