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Finance and Accounting

Business Operations Careers at the FBI

Finance and Accounting Careers

FBI finance and accounting professionals oversee the budget and spending for the organization.

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Our finance and accounting professionals monitor and assess all financial and accounting operations and business activities. They attest to the costs associated with personnel, building, supplies, and more.

Examples of Finance and Accounting Roles

  • Budget analysts manage annual funding by leveraging enterprise financial data and assessing resource allocation needs or requests.

  • Financial management analysts review and process payment requests based on available funding and in alignment with mission priorities.

  • Financial liaison specialists provide administrative and investigative support by providing regular reports on program budget and financial matters.

Financial management analysts and financial liaison specialists operate out of six regionalized field offices:

  • Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Chicago, Illinois

  • Dallas, Texas

  • Denver, Colorado

  • Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Tampa, Florida

Read more about FBI locations.


Forensic Accountants

Forensic accountants use their auditing skills and investigative techniques to analyze and track money laundered by terrorists, spies, and criminals.


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Qualifications and Eligibility

Minimum Qualifications

For most finance and accounting positions, you must have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement. Superior academic achievement is based on class standing, grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, or honor society membership

  • At least one year of specialized experience performing analytical work in the field of financial management

Note: Qualifications and requirements may vary. For a complete list, please reference a specific job listing.


In addition to job-specific qualifications, you must meet all of the eligibility requirements to work at the FBI.


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Hiring Process

The hiring process consists of multiple phases. The first step is to visit our application portal and create a profile.

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For more information and to see the process in detail, visit the hiring process section on our Eligibility and Hiring page.

Hiring Process

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Professionals interested in an accounting career may also be interested in a career as a forensic accountant with the FBI.


Acquisitions and Logistics

Professionals skilled in budgeting and planning may also be interested in a career in acquisitions and logistics with the FBI.

Acquisitions and Logistics