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Management Concepts is proud to be a Gold level Corporate Member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) .

Our Strategic Partnership with ASMC National Headquarters, the ASMC Washington Chapter, and other regional chapters, allows us to address the challenges and needs of DoD Financial Management professionals through direct involvement in ASMC events, activities, and valuable conversations with ASMC members.

For ASMC Washington Chapter Mini-Courses click here



LIVE EVENT: Maximizing Agency Funds at Fiscal Year-End

May 19, 2022, Time: 1pm EDT/10am PDT | Virtual

If you’re a little vague on some of the finer points of appropriations law, watch our complimentary webinar Maximizing Agency Funds at Fiscal Year-End to learn or brush up on how to:

  • Determine considerations every federal employee should know for year-end actions 
  • Avoid Antideficiency Act violations
  • Recognize the Bona Fide Needs Rule and primary exceptions
  • Establish a plan to maximize funding at year end



Agency Operations in the Absence of Regular Appropriation Bills

(The Do’s and Don’ts of Conducting Business During a Continuing Resolution)

Join us for this live event to:

  • Understand impacts of continuing resolution
  • Know its limitations
  • Recognize the key differences between CRs and appropriation
  • Learn how to operate under a CR
  • Know who works and who doesn’t during a government shutdown


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Federal Financial Management Instructor Opportunities

Management Concepts is currently recruiting individuals experienced in federal financial management and related fields to work on a contract basis as instructors, subject matter experts, and to support client engagements. For details and available positions, download the overview or visit our Careers page.


ASMC Professional Development Institute

June 1-3, 2022 | Atlanta, GA & Virtual

Management Concepts is proud to be a Sapphire Sponsor of the national ASMC Professional Development Institute. Mark your calendar to attend our sessions, and stop by our booth in the expo hall to learn about the many new course offerings in financial management and other in-demand topics. We are also lookinng forward to sponsoring the CDFM Reception.

Look for more updates coming soon.


Attend Our Sessions

People First… Mission Always: Key to Achieving Extraordinary Results

Date: Thursday, June 2
Time: 9:15 AM-10:30 AM
Presenters: Donjette Gilmore, Willette Reeves, Tom Devine

Through leadership, creativity, and the ability to manage ongoing challenges, Ms. Gilmore (SES) and Ms. Reeves will share several initiatives that achieved extraordinary mission-results with limited resources. They will discuss the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment, Public Private Partnerships Reviews’ congressionally mandated oversight of the $10B Family Housing Program. Participants will gain insight into audit remediation and how to support effective and efficient Managers’ Internal Controls and Enterprise Risk Management programs; now referred to as the Department of the Navy’s Integrated Risk Management (IRM) Program. Participants will see firsthand how putting people first can show how to develop an effective and efficient IRM system which improves the internal control and risk environments across an organization’s programs, operations; and grasp how an effective IRM Program impacts program accountability, achieve goals, and documents and shows results through resolution of material weaknesses that impact financial statements.

Antideficiency Act (ADA) – Practical Application

Date: Thursday, June 2
Time: 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Presenters: Tom Devine, Steven Butler

This workshop will include discussion on the 12 types of ADA violations and examines which ones are automatic and which ones may be correctable. The four A’s include: Appropriation, Apportionment, Allocation, and Allotment. The four May’s are: Allowance, Augmentation, Purpose, and Time. Finally, the four Don’ts are: Indemnification, Obligate in advance, Parking of funds, and Voluntary services. This workshop uses real life examples to emphasize legal requirements and how effective funds control can provide the best protection against violations of the ADA.

MINI-COURSE: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Date: Friday, June 3
Time: 2:00 PM-3:15 PM (Part A)
3:45 PM-5:00 PM (Part B)
Presenter: Robert Cote

This mini-course will introduce cost-benefit analysis and how it is used to support decision-making in the organization, thereby increasing public welfare and improving efficiency.



ASMC National Capital Region Professional Development Institute

March 10, 2022 | Virtual

Management Concepts was proud to support the National Capital Region (NCR) Professional Development Institute as a sponsor and exhibitor. The 2022 theme, “Courage for Real Change” aptly described the challenges that defense financial management professionals faced head-on over recent years.

Read "ASMC NCR PDI: Courage for Real Change" on the blog >>


ASMC Data Analytics & Decision Support

December 8, 2021 | Virtual

Management Concepts was pleased to sponsor the Data Analytics and Decision Support Virtual Summit and chat with visitors to our virtual booth. Attendees downloaded information on our newest courses in emerging technologies for the financial management community, including:


Members-Only Webinar: “Career Management: Does Yours Lead to Leadership?”

November 16, 2021 | Virtual

Federal financial management expert E. Steven Butler presented a special session to ASMC chapter members in Quantico and Southern Georgia as he reflected on his career journey, and provided insights and lessons learned for current and aspiring financial management professionals. (Presentation begins at 2 minutes and 30 seconds.)

Read the webinar summary on the blog >>

ASMC Professional Development Institute

June 2-4, 2021 | Virtual

Management Concepts was proud to return to ASMC PDI as a Platinum Sponsor, supporting the theme  “Adapt, evolve, and transform- at all times ready.” Management Concepts lived that mission over 2020 and 2021, expanding our virtual training and services to meet the changing needs of the DoD FM community.

We presented two sessions for credit, with content from our in-demand Antideficiency Act course and Internal Control course.

We also presented a special session at our virtual booth, “Insights from Experts: Virtual Learning and Lessons Learned During the Pandemic,” from experts from our learning technologies and instructional design team on virtual instructor-led training during the pandemic.

Continue reading Highlights from the ASMC PDI 2021 on the Management Concepts blog.

View event photos on our Facebook page.

ASMC National Capital Region Professional Development Institute

March 11, 2021 | Virtual

Management Concepts was pleased to exhibit at the first virtual National Capital Region (NCR) Professional Development Institute (PDI), and interact with the ASMC community.



2nd Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

December 16, 2020 | Virtual

2020 was a remarkable year, and while we couldn’t mingle in person, we were pleased that hosting the happy hour virtually enabled more of our partnership members, who are spread out across the country, to join us.
For our charity selection for 2020, we encouraged our partnership members to donate to their local food banks to support those in need in their own communities.

View photos  from the 2020 Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social on our Facebook page.



ASMC Washington Chapter Monthly Luncheon

June 18, 2020

For the first time, ASMC Washington chapter members gathered online for a virtual chapter meeting. The speaker, Mr. Thomas A. Constable, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness, gave a dynamic and informative presentation on Defense strategy and readiness. This was followed by the swearing in of new chapter officers. Congratulations to all!


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ASMC Professional Development Institute

Nashville, TN |May 25-29, 2020

ASMC National Capital Region Professional Development Institute

Washington, DC | August 20, 2020

The postponement of both ASMC National Capital Region PDI and ASMC National PDI due to public health concerns prevented Management Concepts from interacting with our ASMC friends and colleagues this spring, but we are looking forward to meeting you all again at PDIs in 2021. See you there!


ASMC Washington Chapter Monthly Luncheon

February 20, 2020

Another great speaker at the Washington Chapter luncheon; RADM Thomas Allan. Jr., Assistant Commandant for Resources & Chief Financial Officer, United States Coast Guard, discussed organizational change management in the USCG. RADM Allan highlighted success stories and lessons learned in implementing new systems across the Coast Guard and other agencies.



ASMC Washington Chapter Monthly Luncheon

January 16, 2020 

We attended the ASMC Washington Chapter monthly luncheon, and had the privilege of hearing the expertise and perspective of invited speaker Lieutenant General John M. Jansen, Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources (P&R), United States Marine Corps. His impressive insights reinforce how important the role of comptrollers is to the military and the American public.


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1st Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

December 12, 2019

Management Concepts was pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication of all of our partner organizations- including ASMC- by hosting our first ever partnership appreciation event. All members of our partner organizations were invited to attend and enjoy an evening of refreshments, networking, and festivities, all while supporting a good cause. This year we selected So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.) raising money and collecting the much-needed non-perishable food and toiletry items they need to fight homelessness and poverty.

View photos from the Holiday Charity Social on our Facebook page.


ASMC Washington Chapter Holiday Social

December 11, 2019

We had a great time at the ASMC Washington Chapter Holiday Social, connecting and reconnecting with friends and colleagues old and new.



ASMC Washington Chapter Corporate Breakfast

November 20, 2019

Management Concepts staff attended the ASMC Corporate Breakfast at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA. Guest speaker, John P. Roth, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, was an entertaining speaker while communicating some very compelling points. We look forward to seeing what the future will bring, and thank him for his years of hard work and dedication in his field.


ASMC Professional Development Institute

May 28-30, 2019

Management Concepts was mission-focused and proud to return to ASMC’s annual National Professional Development Institute in San Antonio, TX. We welcomed hundreds of attendees to our booth, handing out information on the over 130 courses we offer mapped to the DoD FM myLearn numbers.

We were also pleased to offer 3 mini-courses and 1 workshop taught be our highly skilled instructors. Mini-courses included: Budgeting and Accounting: Making the Connection (parts A and B), and Internal Controls: Meeting Federal Requirements for Accountability (parts A and B), and the workshop focused on the Antideficiency Act (ADA): The 4-4-4 Plan to Avoid Violations.


ASMC National Capital Region Professional Development Institute

March 14, 2019

Management Concepts returned to the National Capital Region PDI in Washington, DC as a Silver Sponsor and exhibitor, highlighting our partnership with OUSD as an official provider of DoD FM Certification training.

Our Business Development Executives Steve Ripley (a veteran of the United States Marine Corps) and Sarah Sprockett were busy onsite as members of the conference planning committee.

Read the recap blog written by Claudia Carr, ASMC member and Financial Management Practice Director at Management Concepts: “3 Key Themes Dominate the 2019 ASMC Regional Professional Development Institute Event.”