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Office of Finance


About Us

Picture of an office worker using a calculatorThe Office of Finance is responsible for continually improving the quality of the Department’s financial services.  It maintains stewardship of Departmental resources and provides financial information, financial statements, and reports on VA’s appropriations and funds (general, revolving, special, and deposit) for cost and obligation accounting.  The Office of Finance establishes financial policy for all VA financial entities, provides guidance on all aspects of financial management, and directs and manages the Department’s financial operations and systems support.

The office is responsible for maintaining and modifying VA’s legacy core accounting system – the Financial Management System (FMS) – and VA’s Personnel Accounting Integrated Data (PAID) payroll and human resources system and related self-service applications.

The Office of Finance oversees the management and direction of VA’s financial operations at VA Central Office, the Financial Services Center (VA’s travel and purchase card programs, processing payments for VA-wide payroll, employee travel and relocation, and vendors; and expanding electronic commerce and electronic data interchange capabilities), and VA’s debt management activities at the Debt Management Center.

Representing the Department, the Office of Finance provides support on financial matters to the:

  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Government Accountability Office
  • Department of the Treasury
  • General Services Administration
  • Office of Personnel Management
  • Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
  • VA Administration Chief Financial Officers
  • Governmentwide Chief Financial Officers Council

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Connect with Us

  • Office of Finance (004)
    810 Vermont Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20420
  • Garnishments:  Any garnishment communications from courts and legal offices should be sent to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) at:

    Attn: Garnishment Law Directorate-HGA
    P.O. Box 998002
    Cleveland, OH 44199-8002
    Phone (888) 322-7411
    Fax (877) 622-5930
  • Employee Verification:
    FSC:  Payroll Field Operations
    1615 Woodward St
    Austin, TX 78772
    (512) 460-5235
  • Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Bills of Collection:
    (877) 353-9791