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.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £17,000 per annum and can progress up to £63,000 per annum.
There are currently 3,256 employed Financial & Accounting Technicians in the region.