CFS - Command Financial Specialist

CFS - Command Financial Specialist

Collateral Duty/Out of Rate Assignment Description

The Command Financial Specialist (CFS) shall function as the command's principal advisor on policies and matters related to Personal Financial Management (PFM). CFSs are nominated by their commands as special assistants to senior leadership. They help others with car buying, checking account management, credit and bankruptcy, and financial planning.

 

Other Requirements: Successfully complete the training prescribed by MCO 1700.37 approved CFS course and be command endorsed.

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The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE),  Accredited Financial Counselors (AFCs) work with clients in a financial counseling or education setting to assess and improve their financial decision making. AFCs have skills to assist individuals and families in the complex process of financial decision making, including the ability to educate clients in sound financial principles, assist clients in the process of overcoming their financial indebtedness, help clients identify and modify ineffective money management behaviors, support clients as they work through their financial challenges and opportunities, and guide clients in developing successful strategies for achieving their financial goals. Candidates must agree to adhere to the AFCPE Code of Ethics. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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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.

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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.

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