If you are interested in receiving training in the area of finances, accounting, budget reporting, and spend your day in an office environment, military occupational specialty (MOS) 36B Financial Management Technician is a great stepping stone to further training as an accountant or financial planner when in the civilian world. If you want to serve your country, there are many jobs that fit everyone's general skill sets and interests. From the soldiers who go into the combat, the soldiers who supply and equip the Army with food, gear, weapons, and ammunition, to the administrative staff that keeps the system moving along with pay, benefits, bonuses being allocated to all the troops. This job falls into that latter category. Although most people probably don't go into the Army with plans to crunch numbers, these soldiers make sure that money gets where it needs to go, that everyone gets paid on time, and that the Army's resources are being spent according to protocol.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

The finance management technician is responsible for handling commitment and obligations documents as well as accounting and budget systems. MOS 36B receives and processes treasury checks for payment, maintains disbursing files and prepares financial reports. Being a financial management technician requires you to prepare and compute travel vouchers as well as process pay documents. MOS 36B will also review contracts, invoices and receiving reports, and prepare payment vouchers in accordance with various government regulations. These soldiers may also be called upon to act as cashiers.

Military Duties Translated:

Provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports. Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information. Documents financial transactions by entering account information. Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options. Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports. Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents. Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures. Guides accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions. Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information. Secures financial information by completing database backups

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