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Army Comptroller Course

2019 Army Comptroller students in a group outside of the Whitman School.

The Army Comptroller Course (ACC) provides a basic multi-disciplined financial and resource management overview to DoD civilian and 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.

The course, consisting of 25 to 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 the 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 for resident course and 80 CPEs for virtual course--including four (4) 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

The resident course is a three-week program conducted at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, and Syracuse University’s Minnowbrook Conference Center in the Adirondack Mountains. Classes are conducted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with a requirement for several hours of homework each day. 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 Syracuse University’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. The virtual course is two weeks in length using Zoom.

Target Audience:
GS-09 to 12                        

Officer (O-1 to O-3)
Enlisted (E-6 to E-8)

*Exceptions to target audience allowed on a case-by-case basis.

Nomination Process:
Submit nominations through command channels as follows:
Civilian applicants submit to Ms. Annette Washington (
Military applicants submit to Ms. Kimberly Scott (

• Letter of Endorsement
• SF 182
• Civilians - CP 11 Resume Form
• Military – Officer Record Brief / Enlisted Record Brief

Course Dates:
ACC 23-I: Dec. 5-16, 2022 (Virtual)
ACC 23-II: April 17 - May 5, 2023 (Resident)
ACC 23-III: July 31 - Aug. 18, 2023 (Resident)

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