MOS 3432 Finance Technician

MOS 3432 Finance Technician

MOS Description

Finance Technicians perform the duties associated with the maintenance, review, payments processing of master pay accounts, and the fiscal accounting supporting the transactions. Finance Technicians also perform duties incident to the adjudication, computation, review, and payment of vouchers of reimbursement for official travel. Finance Technicians staff NCOs supervise subordinates working in master pay accounts and/or official travel payment functions. Finance Technicians may be assigned to finance offices in either the operating forces or the shore establishment. Marines serving as Finance Technicians must have a fundamental understanding of related computer system applications.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Payroll Association (APA), Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) is a certification for payroll beginners and service and support professionals with payroll knowledge. The FPC is open to all those who wish to demonstrate a baseline of payroll competency. The FPC certification is for entry-level payroll professionals, sales professionals/consultants serving the payroll industry, systems analysts/engineers writing payroll programs, and payroll service bureau client representatives. Payroll experience is not required for the FPC certification examination. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB), Certified Bookkeeper (CB) credential is an intermediate level certification recommended for bookkeepers with several years of accounting or bookkeeping experience. Candidates must have at least 2 years of full-time experience or the part-time or freelance equivalent, which may be obtained before or after passing the examination. All candidates must pass a four-part written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Payroll Association (APA), Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification is for payroll professionals who can demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of taxation and tax reporting, MIS, human resources, and accounting as each of these relate to the payroll environment. Candidates must meet one of several education and experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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In Demand

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
Bright Outlook – new job opportunities are very likely in the future for this job

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