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Finance officers

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£16,640 pile of coins

Age 35

£30,680 pile of coins

Age 50

£34,320 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £23,920

What does this career do?

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.

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.

Current entry requirements

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

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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