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Shared Services

The Associate Chief Financial Officer for Shared Services (ACFO-SS) provides executive leadership and management vision to manage and implement corporate financial management and other administrative systems. Oversight also ensures system maintenance, compliance with external mandates, and financial information dissemination and financial accountability.

OCFO Shared Services includes functions to:

  • Provide executive leadership and management vision to direct and implement corporate financial information and other delegated systems to OCFO;
  • Ensure compliance with external mandates and enhance financial information dissemination and financial accountability;
  • Implement a comprehensive data warehouse reporting tool which provides real time access to key financial data; and
  • Implement corporate administrative systems strategy.

A Certified Shared Service Provider…

USDA is a certified Shared Service Provider for both Financial Management Services and Human Resources Management Services. Services are provided to customer agencies on a cost recovery basis and are defined under service level agreements. USDA positions itself to assist agencies in achieving cost-effective, standardized, and interoperable solutions that provide functionality to support strategic financial management and human resource management direction.

USDA's National Finance Center (NFC) offerings include innovative solutions both from a technical and support service perspective in order to assist in meeting various other agencies' needs. NFC's service offerings are designed to eliminate time-consuming, transactional functions and increase time for other federal agencies to perform mission related activities.

Capabilities include:

Financial Management Services (FMS) : USDA FMS offers a SAP-based core financial system, financial transactional processing services, a grants management solution and more. FMS currently serves 29 agencies and staff offices. Click on the link for more information on our offerings.

National Finance Center (NFC) Payroll & Human Resource Services (HR): NFC HR offers a modern, cost-effective suite of solutions to provide payroll services and human capital services. We currently provide HR services to more than 170 agencies. Click on the link for more information on our offerings.