Army Comptroller Course

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Purpose:
The Army Comptroller Course (ACC) provides a basic multi-disciplined financial and resource management overview to DoD civilian & military personnel newly assigned to the Comptroller Career field and to other personnel without a multi-disciplined background. The course blends current DoD / Army management and the latest in academic management techniques.

Overview:
The course, consisting of 25-30 Students, is divided into four general learning objectives with learning accomplished by lectures, group projects, guest speakers, and a Capstone Exercise (a year-of-execution installation-level decrement exercise).  Guest speakers address real-time application of skills and challenges facing the Army and DoD. The Capstone Exercise ties all instruction together, requiring Students to apply everything they have learned.  Upon completion of the course, 120 CPEs are awarded--including two (2) hours of Ethics training.
The four learning objectives are:

1. Understanding the Financial/Resource Management Environment
2. Understanding Financial Management
3. Understanding Resource Management
4. Process Integration

Administration:
The course is a three-week resident program conducted at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, and SU’s Minnowbrook Conference Center in the Adirondack Mountains.  Classes are conducted from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily with a requirement for several hours of homework each day.  One pre-course and two in-course exams are used to monitor Student progress.  Students arrive the Sunday prior to class and depart the last Friday evening (or Saturday morning). They are housed at a contract facility and SU’s Minnowbrook Conference Center and transportation by motor coach is provided to training.  Tuition covers all training and training material, housing, transportation and some meals.

Target Audience:
Civilian (CPs 11 and 26):
GS-09 to 11 (and second year interns)                              

Military (BAs 36 and 56): 
Officer (O-3 to O-4)
Enlisted (E-6 to E-7)

Nomination Process:
Submit nominations through command channels to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller).
Include:

  • Letter of Endorsement
  • SF 182
  • Civilians - CP 11 Resume Form
  • Military - Officer Record Brief / Enlisted Record Brief
Tentative Course Dates:
  • ACC 17-IV: 7 - 25 August 2017
  • ACC 18-I:   27 November  - 15 December 2017
  • ACC 18-II:  5 - 23 February 2018
  • ACC 18-III: 16 April -  4 May 2018
  • ACC 18-IV: 30 July - 17 August 2018

Contact Us:
Sheryl McFadden | slmcfadd@syr.edu