Envision the Future
Every day, millions of American have financial interactions with the federal government
Since its founding, Treasury has developed the processes for managing public funds as the federal government grew in scope and scale. The Future of Federal Financial Management describes a 10-year vision that continues Treasury's tradition of forward-looking financial management.
This vision of the future starts from the vantage point of the American citizen who expects that:
- the government is an efficient steward of its financial resources;
- the financial information provided by the government is accurate; and
- their financial interactions with the government are modern, seamless and secure.
A New Role for Federal Chief Financial Officers
Over three-quarters of Federal CFOs have direct responsibility for financial reporting, accounting operations and financial systems. In a recent survey, they described their staffs as predominantly concerned with transaction processing.
Source, "Annual CFO Survey: Navigating Disruption", Association of Government Accountants, January 2018
In the future, we must enable the Federal CFOs to refocus their attention from financial transaction processing to program performance measuring and reporting.Click to learn more
How We'll Get There
Treasury has a plan to maximize the efficiency of the common processes of disbursing, collections, reporting and administrative operations, so that agency CFOs can refocus their attention from transaction processing to program performance management.
Treasury's Plan for Financial Transaction Processing
This time-tested strategy of standardization, consolidation, and automation will create genuine value for government agencies and taxpayers. It produces savings by reducing the number of redundant information systems. By consolidating investment, it enables innovations that have improved customer service. And most important, it relieves the agencies of burdensome administrative operations so they can focus on their mission.
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