The finance management technician is responsible for financial management duties such as budgeting, disbursing and accounting for government funds.
They make sure vendors are paid, budgets are balanced and financial matters are met so the Army keeps running. Financial management technician soldiers are the army’s most important asset and providing financial management for them is important. It’s the army’s financial management technicians who are the link between the soldier and procurement banking and currency support. Because every tax dollar spent in the army must be accounted for, it is the responsibility of the soldiers in this MOS to track every cent.
To do this, the army will train you in the procedures of record-keeping by both manual and computerized methods. You will also train in accounting control, procurement and currency support as well as disbursing techniques, military pay entitlements and vendor pay. In this field telecommunication and computer skills are vital. So you’ll train to enter information into the financial management tactical platform for its transmission to the central computers up the defense Finance and Accounting Service.
After your initial entry training and advanced individual training you work day or night in the field for a fixed location where you may work in a local finance sector with both civilian and other military financial management technicians. Or be assigned to a financial management company supporting army units installations for special operations.
Here your duties may be to make certain that pay related documents are complete and accurate, to verify the daily cash balances of public funds, to make payments or changes using the financial management tactical platform and handling significant amounts of US and foreign currency.
Serving in this MOS can help you transition from the military to the civilian sector because your skills in leadership teamwork and problem-solving are skills and values in demand by civilian employers. If you want to be an integrel link in providing soldier support around the world become a military occupational specialty financial management technician.
- Receive and post documents to accounting/budget systems
- Process treasury checks for payment and pay for invoices
- Maintain files and prepare financial reports/travel vouchers
- Review contracts, invoices and receive reports
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for a financial management technician requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction for accounting techniques.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Accounting principles and procedures
- Maintenance of financial reports and budgets
- Analyzing financial data
- Computation of pay and deductions
- Interest in mathematics, statistics and accounting
- Ability to work with numbers
- Capable of using computers and other office machines
Required ASVAB Score(s)
Clerical (CL) : 101