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. You can make a difference!

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

  • Controller
  • Treasurer
  • Chief Finance Officer
  • Grants Manager
  • Budget analyst
  • Auditor
  • Accountant
  • Cash Manager
  • Performance Manager
  • Credit Manager

Examples of Government Employers

  • Local
  • Cities 
  • Counties 
  • School Districts 
  • Public Works 
  • Boards of Education 
  • Finance Departments 
  • Special Districts 
  • Hospitals 
  • State
  • Comptroller’s Office 
  • Auditor's Office 
  • Universities 
  • Finance Departments 
  • Authorities 
  • Federal
  • Department of Agriculture 
  • Department of Defense 
  • Department of the Interior  
  • Department of State 
  • Department of Transportation 
  • Department of the Treasury  
  • Environmental Protection Agency 
  • Government Accountability Office 
  • And More!