The Finance Defense Travel Administrator (FDTA) may consist of one or more budget, resource management, or accounting and finance personnel who are responsible for managing and supporting the financial aspects of DTS at the organizational and/or site level.
The FDTA has fund control responsibility within DTS and is responsible for managing lines of accounting and budgets and ensuring that all financial information remains accurate. The FDTA must comply with all local financial policies and procedures for monitoring funds. The FDTA must also be familiar with Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) and DoD Financial Management Regulations, and their respective Service/Agency internal control policies. The FDTA must be appointed in writing as an Accountable Official. When the appointment ends, it must be revoked in writing. In addition, the FDTA's permission level must be reduced to the lowest allowable level to perform his or her duties, thereby eliminating access to DTA functions.