- The premier, world-class provider of finance and accounting services.
- The trustee, innovative financial partner of USACE.
- One organization, one identity.
- The employer of choice, providing a progressive & professional work environment.
Under the first tenet of our vision – premier, world-class provider of F&A services, the UFC continues to make improvements to our business processes, procedures and systems, taking advantage of leading-edge technology in order to remain competitive and a best value to our customers. The UFC will endeavor to adjust its structure to meet the needs of USACE, the Army, and all our valued customers to improve performance in finance & accounting and revolutionize effectiveness.
Under the second tenet of our vision – trusted, innovative financial partner, the UFC strives to fully satisfy customer requirements and aggressively resolve problems to deliver best value, quality services. We implement performance metrics to drive best business practices and achieve high quality results. We leverage technology & resources by optimizing the mix of our workforce, maximizing on the efficiency of information technology, and partnering with our customers. Since our mission spans the world and brings together many diverse program areas of USACE, we partner with the districts, divisions, labs and separate field operating activities to leverage on our complex, fully integrated financial management system, CEFMS, to provide “world class” support and accomplish our mission. Today the UFC and all USACE activities can query financial data real-time via a web browser. When a problem is identified, the UFC provides an automated solution for better management of information. Our innovative capability is demonstrated by increasing use of e-commerce and e-government technology providing a paperless, seamless environment, increasing accuracy and growing our customer’s spending power by delivering increased value for less cost. We have begun with a very important step of earning the first qualified opinion on the USACE Civil Works audited financial statements balance sheet. Our next step will be assisting in earning an unqualified opinion on all USACE financial statements. The UFC is truly the financial partner at work.
Under the third tenet of our vision – one organization, one identity, the UFC was officially established by permanent orders, signed by the chief of Engineers, on 6 September 1996 to reduce the cost and improve the overall quality of USACE financial management. The consolidation of the UFC was a necessary step. It allowed the USACE to improve its internal operations; standardize and integrate the financial operations, procedures, and systems; implement best business practices; and, reduces cost to our customers. The UFC continues to improve corporate quality and value.
Under the fourth tenet of our vision – employer of choice, the UFC embraces continuous learning for our work force to ensure critical, high quality skill sets. One of our main goals is to be able to develop the next generation of UFC leadership by investing in our people. Our focus is centered around shaping the way we partner with our customers and stakeholders to drive our decisions and behaviors. We embrace change and seek new ways to do business by investing in leading-edge technology. We communicate openly and honestly; treat everyone with fairness and respect; follow through on commitments; and demonstrate accountability and integrity as a team. We train and develop our employees by providing classroom and on-the-job cross training to strive for excellence and recognize and reward exemplary performance. We always explore ways to provide challenging assignments and to maintain a healthy, safe and pleasant environment in which to work. The UFC working motto is “WE EXIST TO SERVE USACE’S BEST – THE PREMIER ENGINEERING ORGANIZATION OF DOD.