The Chief Financial Officers Council has said its newly created financial assistance management career roadmap builder, announced several months ago, is now available for agencies and individuals to use.

The roadmap builder “is an interactive career tool that allows agencies to build their own customized financial assistance management career roadmap based on the agency’s specific mission and workforce needs. It is suggested that individuals refer to their agency for guidance or request their agency create a customized career roadmap for their respective financial assistance management workforce,” an announcement said.

In first announcing the service, the council said that developing a quality financial assistance workforce continues to be a major management challenge in most agencies. There is a need to better define competencies and provide training for grants specialists, program and project managers, policy advisors, financial analysts, and other job series with grants management responsibilities, the council said.