In the Air Force Civilian Service, financial management officers develop techniques and establish internal controls to manage financial services and analysis operations. It is their responsibility to determine organizational structure, personnel, training needs, and security requirements for safeguarding entrusted assets. They also develop, review, coordinate, and execute financial management plans to support peacetime, exercise, contingency, and wartime operations.
Financial management officers also direct financial management activities that include reviewing the adequacy of internal controls and quality of services; performing cost estimates and economic analysis; overseeing funds distribution and management; and establishing performance standards to evaluate cost and efficiency.
Jobs in the Financial Management Career Field cover a variety of business functions, and while not all require a college degree, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a related discipline is recommended. Students and entry-level candidates should also consider the PALACE Acquire intern program. Details can be found here.