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Finance Officers

Finance officers oversee book-keeping, general accounting and other financial and related clerical functions mainly within local government and a variety of public sector organisations.

Tasks

  • Oversees the recording and checking of daily financial transactions, the preparation of provisional balances and reconciliation of accounts
  • Prepares or arranges the preparation of financial reports for managers
  • Plans work schedules and assigns tasks to financial clerks
  • Coordinates the activities and resources of finance departments.

Entry Requirements

Entrants will normally possess GCSEs/S grades (including maths), a finance-related qualification at an appropriate level and have relevant work experience.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £27,000 per annum and can progress up to £30,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 5,480 employed Finance Officers in the region.

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