Financial and accounting technicians


Average Annual Pay

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Average Weekly Hours

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Unemployment Rate

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Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


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


There are no formal academic requirements. Professional qualifications are available from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Association of Accounting Technicians. These qualifications can be linked to NVQs/SVQs in Accounting at Levels 2, 3 and 4. Exemptions to professional examinations may be granted to those with certain academic qualifications.

Typical tasks

  • maintains profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flow forecasts and other accounting records;
  • produces, collates and reports financial information for managers;
  • liaises with clients to ensure that payments are made on time and credit limits are not exceeded;
  • ensures invoices and payments are correct and sent out on time;
  • monitors accounting systems to determine accounts are being maintained effectively and provides information on accounting practices to auditors.

Common job titles

Officer, trust
Senior, trust
Technician, accounting
Clerk, managing (accountancy)
Technician, account
Administrator, fund
Controller (banking)
Controller, financial
Technician (accountancy)
Technician, audit
Associate, business (banking)
Senior, audit
Administrator, trust (banking)
Administrator, insolvency

Education background

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