|Government Agency: Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA)
|Program Title: Financial Management
|Contractor: Daniel Eke and Associates,
||Contract #: W74V8H-05-C-0048
||Period of Performance: August 2005 to
|Challenge: The Defense Human Resources Activity’s (DHRA) ultimate goal for financial
statements. In order to achieve this goal, DHRA must overcome many obstacles.
Implementation of the Government Management Reform Act of 1994 requires reliance on
private sector business techniques, specifically regarding financial accountability. DHRA
operations and missions are traditionally conducted and managed from a functional
perspective. For the most part, existing financial systems do not interface with this
information because they were designed for budget execution and funds control, not to
record complete transaction-based accounting information.
In the absence of transaction-based accounting information, data for the DHRA financial
statements must be derived from the various accounting systems, data calls and feeder
systems that are not completely integrated with these accounting systems. In addition,
DHRA financial data may also be obtained from DoD or non-DoD sources. In these
cases, DHRA may have limited control over the accuracy or completeness of the data.
Solution: DHRA engaged Daniel Eke and Associates, P.C. to assist in the review of its
general fund accrual processes and procedures in order to enable DHRA correct existing
errors in the general ledger account balances, and to establish the internal controls
necessary for maintaining the accuracy and integrity of those accounts once corrected.
Benefits: DE&A’s current review of DHRA’s general fund accrual processes and
procedures has led to the preparation of a plan of action and milestones (POA&M) that
will enable DHRA to bring those processes and procedures into compliance with federal
establishing the internal controls necessary for maintaining the accuracy and integrity of
the account once corrected.