Military Financial Managers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Financial managers direct and coordinate financial management functions and serve as advisors to leadership on all matters pertaining to programming/budgeting, finance and accounting, and cost analysis. They perform managerial operations, including the establishment of performance standards and priorities for personnel, and security requirements for safeguarding assets. They are responsible for the management of financial operations and for providing advice on effective use and redistribution of resources within fund limitations.

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Work Environment

Financial managers work primarily in offices.

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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Military Status

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

Military Workforce

Financial Managers in the Military

4,406

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Salary

Average Salary

$92,831

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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. Financial managers may have an education in accounting, finance, or a related field. Job training for financial managers consists of classroom and 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 finance and resource managementGovernment accounting and budgeting systemsPersonnel management and evaluationAccounting and auditing Effective allocation of scarce resources

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Knowledge

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
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