FINANCE

Businesses need to make sure that their finances are in order. From paying suppliers and receiving payments from customers, to making sure staff are paid on time. The Finance department is responsible for making sure all this happens. In smaller companies this role maybe integrated into other roles. Larger merchants would generally have dedicated personnel.

EXPLORE A CAREER IN FINANCE

For most organisations, including merchants and their suppliers, finance are responsible for:

  • Record keeping
  • Overseeing yearly budgets
  • Manage company assets
  • Ensure that the accounting and budget are compliant with rules and regulations

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‘I was able to gain a HNC in business and finance at the same time, and having not gone down the university route, I thought that was the right choice for me. I soon learnt this industry is full of very exciting challenges, great people to work with and I don’t see myself doing anything else!’ – Victoria Fiddies

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • There is plenty of variety within finance for both school leaver and graduates. You just need to consider which sector and job role will suit your personality, preferences and skills.
  • On average a financial officer’s annual salary is £23,000. But of course this is dependent on your skills and the qualifications you hold.
  • A lot of companies only recruit graduates however this is changing. You are able to start your career as an apprentice which in turn will lead to you gaining qualifications whilst on the job.
  • There is a high level of job satisfaction for those working in Finance. The high satisfaction rate means that workers rarely shift their careers and tend to stay in this career..

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