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Projects:

P&R – RFK ICOFR and Audit Support
P&R – RFK MCFEAT Support
PP&O – Security Assistance Section Budget and FM Support
USMC III MEF Financial Management Support (FMS) Services
Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC), Marine Corps Base Camp Butler Real Property Audit Readiness Support
HQMC, Fiscal Division and Manning Branch (RFM), Military Pay (MILPAY) Support

Project Details:

United States Marine Corps (USMC), Programs & Resources (P&R) – Risk and Compliance (RFK) ICOFR and Audit Support:

The financial statement audit of the U.S. Marine Corps General Fund Statement of Budgetary Resources (SBR) began in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 and is still underway. As the first Military Service to undergo a full financial statement audit, the USMC led the Department’s charge towards an unqualified opinion on the SBR by 2014 and successfully achieved this milestone when the DOD Inspector General granted it an unqualified, favorable audit opinion for its 2012 current-year budget statement. For this reason, the audit is a high profile and high stakes engagement. Primary project responsibilities are to develop and implement MILPAY, Transportation of Things and People, and Bulk Obligation audit preparation prior to each round of testing, assist with sample responses during testing, and develop and implement remediation once each round of testing is complete. Additional support includes financial analysis, process documentation, budget reconciliation, and financial management process improvement initiatives .

United States Marine Corps (USMC), Programs & Resources (P&R) – Risk and Compliance Division (RFK) – Marine Corps Financial Evaluation and Analysis Team (MCFEAT) Support:

Complement and sustain Financial Accounting Support by analyzing financial and mixed-use systems, applications and ongoing business practices. Promote compliance with Standard Financial Management Business Practices (SFMBPs) and Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICOFR) program efforts (i.e. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-123 (Management’s Responsibility for Internal Control), Appendix A (Internal Control over Financial Reporting)). Provide financial statement audit support activities requiring improvements in source documentation collection and extraction, performance measurements and analysis reports, Process Cycle Memorandum (PCMs) or other documentation that advances process improvements and supports system, accounting. Provide financial management training efforts and service for MCFEAT efforts located in Kansas City (MO), Camp Lejeune (NC) and/or Camp Pendleton (CA). Development, testing, and implementation of programs and adhoc inquires as a result of task assignments. Training of client personnel in programming and retrieval techniques. Documentation of inquire and recurring programming procedures, processes, and table / data library standards. Attending various RFA meetings and providing recommendations to the Branch in all matters pertaining to MCFEAT support capabilities. Provide audit support services of Marine Field activities as assigned. Provide problem resolution guidance applicable to users. Perform analysis on requested table loads, validate accuracy of data elements, and load tables as required.

Headquarters, United States Marine Corps (USMC), Plans, Policies and Operations (PP&O), Security Assistance Section Budget and FM Support:
Assist in the preparation and justification of the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) for the Security Assistance Program. Assist with the formulation, justification and execution for the Foreign Military Sales Administrative, Foreign Military Financing, and Field Studies Programs. Assist with the POM, formulation, justification, and execution of the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) programs for International Cooperative Administrative Support System, the Personnel Exchange Program, the Latin American Cooperation Program, International Affairs Program (IAP), Afghanistan/Pakistan Hands, Foreign Area SCNO/Regional Area SNCO (FAS/RAS), Language Sustainment Program (LSP) and the Commandant of the Marine Corps Conference Funds. Support closing prior year accounts and with the Tri-annual reviews.

USMC III MEF Financial Management Support (FMS) Services:

Provide Financial Management Support (FMS) services to the Resource, Evaluation and Analysis (RE&A) section within III Marine Expeditionary Force and subordinate MSC Comptrollers. FMS services include outlining processes, drafting policies, providing audit, advisory, and assistance services, and assisting in financial reporting. Work involves isolating and defining unknown conditions, resolving critical problems, and developing new theories concerning financial processes, budget, accounting, and internal controls. FMS services also include establishing and maintaining an effective Managers Internal Control Program (MICP) to meet the objectives of the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA); implementing legal and regulatory controls over approved budgets; and providing advice on effective and efficient methods for the acquisition and use of funds to support the organization’s programs and activities. A variety of other fiscal, accounting, and financial management duties and responsibilities are also performed.

Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC), Marine Corps Base Camp Butler Real Property Audit Readiness Support:

Assist Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Camp Mujuk, and Camp Fuji with reviewing over 6,500 properties to provide critical corrective actions required by the Installations to become audit ready, leveraging a thorough understanding of the UFC 1-300-08, Transfer and Acceptance of Real Property and the 2013 MCICOM Real Estate and Real Property Accountability Handbook. Assist in developing and executing a Plan of Action and Milestone (POAM) outlining responsible party, start and suspense for each action and milestone listed, physical survey schedule for each special area, iNFADS corrective action plan preparation and government review periods, and alternative valuation preparation and government review periods. Provide overarching real property readiness status summary reports that consist of completed evaluation templates, contract performance, and asserts audit readiness of real property records.

Support services include but are not limited to:

  • Investigate and determine Place In Service (PIS) dates of structures from original AsBuilts and Class 2 Historical Listing.
  • Research Linear and Non-Linear structures in iNFADS and provide accurate cost accounting data.
  • Inventory and measure size and dimensions of facilities by performing physical surveys of Linear and Non-Linear structures.
  • Provide CAD drawings, spreadsheets, pictures, update Property Records Cards, and annotate maps with locations of surveyed structures.
  • Research Linear Structure GIS data with Facility Engineer personnel and attend meetings to correct discrepancies between iNFADS and GIS.

HQMC, Fiscal Division and Manning Branch (RFM), Military Pay (MILPAY) Support:

Sehlke Consulting provides Audit Review and Financial Reconciliation support to the Marine Corps Payroll Reconciliation Team (MCPRT); and MILPAY Specialization and Analysis support to the Marine Corps Pay Requirements Division (MCPRD).

Support includes but is not limited to:

  • In-depth accounting, financial auditing logistic and administrative support to identify, correct and recommend solutions to abnormal accounting conditions in the MILPAY Appropriations (1105 and 1108) to include Outstanding Travel Advances (OTA), obligation amounts for the Personal Property Moves/Household Goods Shipments, and Outstanding Aged obligations.
  • Conduct required formal service-level and field-level Finance and Disbursing Office (FO/DO) and associated field finance supporting systems accounting, financial and business process audits.
  • Analyze, develop, recommend and advise on technical process and logistics solutions to correct problem areas and ensure improved customer support.
  • Develop and maintain the information management tools, processes, and systems to accurately capture, maintain, and analyze enterprise financial accounting data required to develop, implement, and continually refine Marine Corps enterprise-level business and financial process improvements.
  • Provide required administrative and logistics management and support.

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