WASHINGTON (Under SecArmy Public Affairs, April 15, 2013) -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal expressed the Army's appreciation for the vital efforts of uniform and civilian personnel assigned to the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller, or ASA (FM&C), during an address to the financial managers, here, today.Westphal highlighted the financial expertise of the ASA (FM&C)'s civilian workforce and underscored their dedication to ensuring that Army leaders incorporate cost considerations as critical decisions are made regarding current fiscal constraints."Your efforts are critical to the Army's financial management during these difficult times. I applaud your commitment to ensuring the Army remains financially accountable to the American people, and for improving our fiscal processes," Westphal said as he praised the work of the ASA (FM&C) civilian employees.ASA (FM&C) formulates the Army's budget and provides transparent reporting to Congress and the American people on the use of appropriated resources and the achievement of established Army-wide performance objectives. The organization also manages and coordinates programs for the accession, training, and professional development of Army resource managers.