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.


New workers

New workers start around £14,738. Normal pay is £25,171 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £41,582.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 42,995 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?

  • Coordinates the activities and resources of finance departments.

  • Plans work schedules and assigns tasks to financial clerks.

  • Prepares or arranges the preparation of financial reports for managers.

  • Oversees the recording and checking of daily financial transactions, the preparation of provisional balances and reconciliation of accounts.

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.

  • Auditing

  • Regulatory Compliance

  • Risk Analysis

  • Financial Services

  • Compliance Management

  • Anti Money Laundering

  • Risk Management

  • Information Privacy

  • Finance

  • Due Diligence

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.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Customer Service

  • Operations

  • Problem Solving

  • Investigation

  • Organizational Skills

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Interpersonal Communications

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.