Military Accountants and Auditors

Military Career

General Information

Description

Accountants and auditors record and manage military financial records subject to audit. They also advise leaders on financial and accounting matters.

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Work Environment

Accountants and auditors work primarily in offices.

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Accountants and Auditors in the Military

1,961

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Salary

Average Salary

$77,606

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Education

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Accountants and auditors may have an education background in accounting. Job training for accountants and auditors primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include: Financial management techniques, including budget preparation and reviewMilitary accountingPersonnel management and payroll proceduresStatistical analysis and fiscal planning

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Knowledge

  • Economics and Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
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