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Posted 1/23/2018

Release no. 18-005

Shirley J. Smith

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Amber Huell as Chief of its Finance and Accounting Branch of the Resource Management Office.

In this position, Huell will serve as staff advisor to the resource management officer, the Deputy Commander, and operating officials on fiscal matters pertaining to the District. She will lead and advise a staff of eight accountants who provide finance and accounting services to the District’s tri-state area of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

She is responsible for ensuring accurate, ethical, and proper financial operations for the District through various metrics and financial elements. 

Prior to this selection, she served as a staff accountant for the Corps’ Engineer Research and Development Center’s Directorate of Resource Management (DRM), Accounting Operations Team.  She assisted the DRM with providing advice and guidance to eight laboratories stationed across four states on matters of finance and accounting. She is an alumna of the Engineer Research and Development Center’s Leadership Development Program, Levels 1 and 2. 
Huell began her career with the District as a co-op student in 2009, Resource Management Office. Her duties included assisting senior level accountants with chief financial officer audits. She became a staff accountant in 2012 where her duties included providing professional accounting services to the District and Mississippi Valley Division. 

She serves as president of the West Central Mississippi Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants, and is an active member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, and is an active member of Mu Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

A Vicksburg native, she is a graduate of Vicksburg High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Mississippi State University, and a Master of business administration from Mississippi College. She is a Certified Defense Financial Manager and has a Level II DoD Financial Management certification.
She is the daughter of Perry and Judy Huell of Vicksburg.