AIR FORCE - AFI 65-202
ADMINISTRATION OF A BASE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||25 January 2016|
PURPOSE OF THE QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM
The Financial Management (FM) organization is a vital team in the support of Air Force operations at installations across the globe. The allocation of resources to meet mission requirements, the responsibility for taking care of the financial needs of our Airmen, and protecting the hard-earned treasure of the American people demand we perform with increasing effectiveness and efficiency. While evolving Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) requirements, smaller staffs, high deployment tempo and resource constraints provide challenges in our daily operations, FM leaders and staff must sustain high performance levels (T- 1). That means we must have a way of measuring our performance and to continually assure we're meeting those standards of excellence across our enterprise (T-1). The purpose of the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is to do just that; to internally evaluate our efficiency / effectiveness and continually improve. We do that through compliance based reviews to see if we're meeting standards, find out who's doing it best and mirror those best processes across our FM team. The QAP also provides the FM with reasonable assurance that internal controls are present to ensure taxpayers resources are maximized and Airmen receive their financial support.