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Office of Finance

Office of Financial Business Operations

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The Office of Financial Business Operations provides financial systems and operations services to VA's Administrations and staff offices. Among its responsibilities:

  • Maintains and modifies VA’s corporate financial accounting systems:
    • Financial Management System (FMS), VA’s core financial accounting system
    • Management Information eXchange (MINX), VA’s consolidated financial statement reporting system
    • Personnel Accounting Integrated Data (PAID) system (VA’s payroll and human resources system) and related self-service applications.

  • Develops and implements long-range financial systems initiatives in concert with applicable VA offices (Administrations, Chief Information Officer), such as e-Payroll and the VA Time & Attendance System (VATAS).

  • Liaison and Program Management office for VA’s relationship with its shared service payroll provider, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS).

  • Ensures that systems passing financial information to the FMS comply with Governmentwide accounting principles and standards and with financial systems policy/automated financial data exchange requirements.