Business and Finance

Did you know that you can use your business and finance skills in a variety of federal jobs? Contracting specialists at the Department of Defense ensure that our troops in the field are well-equipped with the tools they need. Financial examiners at the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau enforce laws against abusive banking practices. Accountants, auditors, and budget analysts across the government closely monitor taxpayer dollars to reduce waste. 

Top Agencies with Employees in Business and Finance# of Current Employees
Department of the Treasury37,070
Department of Defense33,920
Department of the Army25,34
Department of the Air Force23,649
Department of the Navy22,487
Department of Veterans Affairs18,710
Department of Agriculture12,144
Department of the Interior6,079
General Services Administration5,753
Department of Health and Human Services5,647

Percentage of Employees in Business and Finance% of Current Employees
National Credit Union Administration81%
Farm Credit Administration71%
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation62%
Small Business Administration58%
Trade and Development Agency58%
General Services Administration52%
Export-Import Bank of the United States52%
Overseas Private Investment Corporation51%
Department of Housing and Urban Development46%
Department of the Treasury45%

Top Business and Finance Fields# of Current Employees
Contracting Specialist37,141
Financial Administration and Program Management24,484
General Business and Industry24,512
Budget Analysis12,920
Accounting12,893
Auditing11,783
Internal Revenue Agent10,218
Supply Clerical and Technician9,749
Tax Examining8,760
Financial Clerical and Assistance7,506

Top Positions by RegionPercentage
South Atlantic32.0%
East North Central11.0%
Pacific West10.5%
West South Central8.8%
Mid-Atlantic8.1%
Mountain West7.9%
East South Central5.3%
West North Central4.9%
Northeast3.1%
Positions Overseas1.8%
Job Series Codes

You can search USAJOBS.gov using keywords or the job series code, a four-digit number corresponding to a government job category. The most common business and finance job series codes are listed below.

0501: Financial Administration

0510: Accounting

0511: Auditing

0512: Internal Revenue Agenct

0560: Budget Analysis

1101: General Business and Industry

1102: Contracting

Did You Know?

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has 46% of business and finance careers in their agency? Business and Finance-related jobs are found in all types of agencies, not just the economic-based ones.

For example, these types of jobs exist at the Farm Deposit Insurance Corporation, Department of Defense, Department of Interior, Department of Health and Human Services and the General Services Administration.


Sample Positions

Job Title: Contract Administrator (1102) 
Agency: Department of Defense, Defense Contract Management Agency 
Salary Range: $53,435 to $84,044 / per year
Location(s): Aberdeen, MD 

As a Contract Administrator, you will: 

  • Perform various contract administration functions, including monitoring canceled funds, performing reconciliation, conducting contract closeouts and verifying evidence of contractor progress for approval of contract financing.
  • Review new contracts to assure all necessary clauses have been included.
  • Assist the ACO by coordinating with functional specialists responsible for conducting accounting, compensation, purchasing, property, and other systems reviews.


Job Title: Contract Specialist (1102)
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Assistant Secretary for Housing – Federal Housing Commissioner
Salary Range: $52,204 to $82,106 / per year
Location(s): Atlanta, GA 

As a Contract Specialist, you will: 

  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are properly observed, all transactions are conducted with authorized personnel, all records and contracts are complete and all customer position limits/risk tolerances are observed.
  • Provide recommendations to the Senior Account Executive and/or the Branch Chief for all loan level and deal level credit decision making.
  • Serve as HUD’s primary point of contact for projects assigned for owners/management agents, tenants, Federal, State and local governmental agencies, congressional interests, other external organizations and senior level managers.