Career Fields

FINANCE JOBS

General

Financial managers partner with operating groups and get involved in planning, problem solving and decision making at every level of the company in order to efficiently allocated capital to achieve profitability goals. Financial managers integrate with operating groups ensuring strategies, budgets and decisions have solid financial input and objectives built on facilitating strong short- and long-term financial performance. Read on to see if JMO finance jobs are a good match for you.

Finance Aptitude

Finance positions require a solid background in finance and accounting. Military officers who start in Finance type roles spend time before they interview brushing up on the balance sheet, income statement or statement of cash flows, time value of money, etc. While companies want a JMO’s leadership first and foremost, they will want to see demonstrated finance and accounting aptitude and interest.

Leadership/Teamwork

Finance professionals collaborate with business/operating unit leaders to provide financial advice on projects, capital decisions, budgets, new strategy and more. Successful Finance professionals have the ability to influence others with communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills.

Analytical Skills

Finance professionals evaluate numbers and data often using MS Excel.

Project Management Skills

A lot of Finance work is project work involving scope, resource management, and budgets.

Possible Job Titles
  • Financial Analyst
  • Analyst
  • Cost Analyst
  • Financial Manager

Sample Job Description

Finance: Please keep in mind the following job description is just one of many possible Finance job descriptions.

You will begin your Finance career as a member of an audit/business process review team (3-5 people per team). In this role, you will work on projects designed to obtain an understanding of business systems controls for various functions and activities throughout the company. You will work with internal business groups to evaluate processes and systems and identify opportunities for improvement. While you will be responsible for the analysis of financial and operational data, you will also be expected to go beyond the numbers to understand the effectiveness and efficiency of their business condition to include strategy, processes, technology, risk, controls and more. You will identify business trends, develop root causes of business issues and proactively identify opportunities to reduce costs or improve productivity. As a result of your review, you will be actively involved with management, making oral and written recommendations and presenting agreed-upon actions to improve operations and reduce costs. Finance serves as the primary “feeder” group for talented professionals and, as a result of the exposure and valuable experience you gain in this role, you will be well positioned for roles of increased responsibility within the company.