Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

Military Career

General Information

Description

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks perform duties related to budgeting, disbursing, and accounting of government funds.They are responsible for maintaining and supporting all financial management processes, including verification and submission of financial reports, payment for travel and commercial vendors, and auditing of pay transactions.

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Work Environment

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks work in offices on land or aboard ships.

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

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

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required

Military Workforce

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in the Military

6,829

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Salary

Average Salary

$67,142

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 40%
  • Post-secondary certificate 20%
  • Bachelor's degree 12%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Master's degree 6%
  • Less than high school 6%
  • Some college 4%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in accounting techniques. Training content may include: Accounting principles and proceduresPreparation and maintenance of financial reports and budgetsStatistical analyses to interpret financial dataComputation of pay and deductionsAuditing and evaluation proceduresBudget planningFederal accounting systems

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Knowledge

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

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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