Within an A-Staff, the Comptroller belongs in the "A-8" seat.
That structure included an "A-8 Comptroller" organization.
From an A-8 perspective, the A-staff structure has been very effective in helping AMC financial managers build budgets and financial plans that support warrior requirements.
an A-8 Comptroller organization composed of professional financial managers.
The budgeting phase of PPBS, however, belongs in A-8. Finalizing program cost estimates for the Budget Estimates Submission (BES) is best done by professional comptrollers.
To effectively manage Air Force resources, commanders and their A-8 Comptrollers must monitor funds execution against the annual financial plans.
Since A-Staff structures could be implemented at other MAJCOMs in the future, standard office symbols are necessary to keep A-8 functions aligned across the Air Force.
A-8 Financial Management / Comptroller (replaces FM)
Since other A-Staff functions will use A-x8 for their resource management offices, Financial Analysis and Budget offices within A-8 are designated as A-88.