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Work Environment

Financial managers work primarily in offices.

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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.

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. Learn more about becoming an officer, here.

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.

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

  • Treasurers and Controllers | Accountants | Cost Estimators | Financial Managers, Branch or Department | Budget Analysts

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