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Accountants and Auditors

Finance

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Work Environment

Accountants and auditors work primarily in offices.

  • Military Status

    Officer

  • Average Military Salary

    $111,311

Overview

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

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 review
  • Military accounting
  • Personnel management and payroll procedures
  • Statistical analysis and fiscal planning

Helpful Attributes

  • Interest in planning and directing the work of others
  • Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
  • Preference for working with numbers and statistics

Related Civilian Careers

  • Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks
  • Budget Analysts
  • Treasurers and Controllers