Financial and Accounting Technicians

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


New workers
£ 19,147
£ 39,637
£ 75,180

Available jobs

In the past year there were 34,131 vacancies for this type of job

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.

  • Accounting

  • Auditing

  • Finance

  • Internal Controls

  • Financial Controls

  • Financial Statements

  • VAT Returns

  • Bookkeeping

  • Risk Management

  • Balance Sheet

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

  • Communications

  • Planning

  • Leadership

  • Research

  • Detail Oriented

  • Governance

  • Operations

  • Microsoft Excel

  • English Language

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.