Financial managers direct and coordinate financial management functions and serve as advisors to leadership in 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 the effective use and redistribution of resources within fund limitations.Explore this career outside the military
Financial managers work primarily in offices.
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Financial Managers in the Military
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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 resourcesRead More
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