AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Budgets need to be balanced, and Soldiers and vendors need to be paid on time. An Army National Guard Financial Management Technician ensures that funds go where they need to and that all transactions are recorded properly.
Whether it is budgeting, disbursing, and accounting for government funds, payment for travel and commercial vendor services, pay support of Soldiers and foreign national employees, or internal control operations, the Soldiers of this MOS are integral to the organization’s financial health because they also analyze historical spending to formulate budgets for future expenses.
• 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
Specifically, the Financial Management Technician performs duties, such as: computing payroll and other allowances; auditing accounting records; preparing payments for Army personnel; recording details of financial transactions on accounting forms; auditing financial records; disbursing cash, checks, advance pay, and bonds.
• Interest in mathematics, statistics, and accounting
• Ability to work with numbers
• Capable of using computers and other office machines
Plus, you'll be building a better future. The skills you learn as an Army National Guard Financial Management Technician will help prepare you for a rewarding civilian career as a bookkeeper, accountant, or audit clerk. In fact, a finance background of any kind will help you in just about any civilian position that interests you.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Financial Management Technician consists of 10 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.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment’s notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers’ primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.