Financial and Accounting Technicians

Financial and accounting technicians work alongside accountants and other financial professionals in managing the financial affairs of organisations.


New workers

New workers start around £19,632. Normal pay is £43,425 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £87,064.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 26,014 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Monitors accounting systems to determine accounts are being maintained effectively and provides information on accounting practices to auditors.

  • Ensures invoices and payments are correct and sent out on time.

  • Liaises with clients to ensure that payments are made on time and credit limits are not exceeded.

  • Produces, collates and reports financial information for managers.

  • Maintains profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flow forecasts and other accounting records.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Finance

  • Accounting

  • Mortgage Loans

  • Auditing

  • Financial Statements

  • Internal Controls

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Invoicing

  • Balance Sheet

  • Financial Controls

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Forecasting

  • Sales

  • Detail Oriented

  • Budgeting

  • Operations

  • Self-Motivation

  • Leadership

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.