Finance and Accounting Specialists

Finance and Accounting Specialists

Millions of paychecks are issued and large amounts of materials are purchased by the services each year. To account for military spending, exact financial records must be kept of these transactions. Finance and accounting specialists organize and keep track of financial records.

What They Do:

Finance and accounting specialists in the military perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Use computers to perform calculations, record details of financial transactions, and maintain accounting records
  • Review or audit financial records to check the accuracy of figures and calculations
  • Prepare paychecks, earnings statements, bills, and financial accounts and reports
  • Disburse cash, checks, advance pay, and bonds
  • Organize information on past expenses to help plan budgets for future expenses

Training Provided:

Training Provided
  • Job training consists of classroom instruction, including practice in accounting techniques. Course content typically includes:
  • Accounting principles and procedures
  • Preparation and maintenance of financial reports and budgets
  • Statistical analyses to interpret financial data
  • Computation of pay and deductions

Work Environment:

Finance and accounting specialists work in offices on land or aboard ships.