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.
- 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.
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 £31,000 per annum.
Is it in growth or decline?
There are currently 5,445 employed Finance Officers in the region.