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.


  • 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.

Typical Education Level


Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 32% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£21,226 Average wage

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for finance officer is £21,226

1,298 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,298. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for finance officer roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £21,226 per year. That is about £1,769 per month or £10.89 per hour. New workers generally start on £11,897, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,456

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,298 people are employed in the region.

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