Accountants and Auditors

Military Career

General Information

Description

Accountants and auditors record and manage military financial records subject to audit. They also advise leaders on financial and accounting matters.

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Work Environment

Accountants and auditors work primarily in offices.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Accountants and Auditors in the Military

28

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Salary

Average Salary

$116,146

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 42%
  • Some college 39%
  • Associate's degree 14%
  • Master's degree 2%
  • Post baccalaureate 1%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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. Accountants and auditors may have an education background in accounting. Job training for accountants and auditors primarily consists of 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. Job-specific training content may include: Financial management techniques, including budget preparation and reviewMilitary accountingPersonnel management and payroll proceduresStatistical analysis and fiscal planning

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Knowledge

  • Economics and Accounting
  • Clerical
  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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