Government Careers Information

Learn more about careers in government financial management.

Government, be it state, local, tribal or federal, is always hiring! There are 90,000 governmental units to choose from. It's all about the mission — serving citizens. Governments' problems are fascinating and complex, and you have the chance to make a difference!

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Why government financial management  is a great career choice:

  • Challenging, rewarding and fulfilling work.
  • Solve problems that get reported in the press.
  • Positive impact on important programs.
  • Excellent benefits.
  • Job availability and demand.
  • Career progression.
  • Job security.
  • Competitive salaries.

What Do Government Financial Managers Do?

  • Implement cash management strategies for federal, state and local governments.
  • Direct investment activities and develop cost benefit analyses for new projects.
  • Advise program managers regarding impact of financial plans.
  • Manage and/or oversee funds for mission-focused programs.
  • Correct and resolve improper payments.
  • Oversee the preparation of financial reports.
  • And most importantly — serve the public!

Typical Government Financial Management Titles:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Cash Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller
  • Credit Manager
  • Grants Manager
  • Performance Manager
  • Treasurer

Examples of Government Employers:

  • Local:
    • Boards of Education 
    • Cities 
    • Counties 
    • Hospitals 
    • Public Works 
    • School Districts  
  • State:
    • Auditor's Office 
    • Comptroller’s Office 
    • Finance Departments 
    • Police Departments
    • Universities
  • Federal:
    • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
    • Department of Defense (DoD)
    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • Government Accountability Office (GAO)
    • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    • National Science Foundation (NSF)