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Army MOS 36B Financial Management Technician

The finance management technician performs duties specific to the following financial management processes: budgeting, disbursing, and accounting for government funds; payment for travel and commercial vendor services; pay support of soldiers and foreign national employees; and internal control operations.

Some of your duties as a Financial Management Technician may include:

Receive and post funding, commitment and obligations documents to accounting and budget systems
Receive and process treasury checks for payment
Maintain disbursing files and prepare periodic financial reports
Receive, review, prepare and compute travel vouchers
Receive, review, and process pay documents
Receive and review contracts, invoices and receiving reports
Prepare payment vouchers in accordance with various government regulations
Perform duties as cashier

Job training for a Finance Specialist requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and nine weeks of Advanced Individual training with classroom instruction, including practice in accounting techniques. Some of the skills you’ll learn:

Accounting principles and procedures
Preparation and maintenance of financial reports and budgets
Statistical analyses in order to help you interpret financial data
Computation of pay and deductions

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Finance Specialist provides guidance, supervises and trains other soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Finance Specialist, you may be involved in:

Verify accuracy of commitment registers, accounting documents
Verify accuracy of data bases, disbursing reports and documents
Verify accuracy of travel vouchers, vendor payments; and pay documents
Establish and maintain pay accounts on foreign nationals

Related Civilian Jobs
There isn’t an office anywhere that doesn’t need a highly qualified financial administrative employee. Positions such as bookkeeper, accountant or audit clerk will benefit greatly from your Army training as a Finance Specialist. Having a finance background of any kind will help you in practically any civilian position you’re interested in pursuing.

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