£19,240 Average salary at age 20
£34,840 Average Salary
36 Average hours per week


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.

Main Tasks

  • 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 Finance officers studied in higher education

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What Finance officers studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(G3) Statistics1
(G1) Mathematics9
(W2) Design studies2
(L3) Sociology1
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology4
(W1) Fine art1
(W3) Music1
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(D4) Agriculture1
(Q3) English studies2
(L8) Development studies1
(F5) Astronomy1
(L2) Politics1
(P1) Information services1
(H2) Civil engineering2
(B7) Nursing1
(R4) Spanish studies1
(R1) French studies1
(N5) Marketing1
(M2) Law by topic2
(J9) Others in technology2
(P2) Publicity studies1
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1
(P5) Journalism1
(N6) Human resource management1
(L1) Economics5
(Q1) Linguistics1
(N1) Business studies18
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting14
(C6) Sport & exercise science2
(N2) Management studies5
(V1) History by period2
(N3) Finance6

UK Prospects

50100 Workforce Size
2.35% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
4679 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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