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
£ 13,676
£ 23,313
£ 39,754

Available jobs

In the past year there were 39,037 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?

  • 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.

  • Accounting

  • Financial Statements

  • Auditing

  • Billing

  • Cross-Selling

  • Business Development

  • Statutory Accounts

  • Xero (Accounting Software)

  • Practice Management

  • International Financial Reporting Standards

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

  • Time Management

  • Training And Development

  • Written Communication

  • Professionalism

  • Advising

  • Innovation

  • Quick Learning

  • Communications

  • Operations

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.