Finance officers


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


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.


Entrants will normally possess GCSEs/S grades (including maths), a finance-related qualification at an appropriate level and have relevant work experience.

Typical 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.

Common job titles

Officer, financial (local government)
Officer, finance
Officer, finance, deputy
Officer, finance, regional (PO)

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.