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Financial Officer

Oversee and provide guidance to a finance team.

What's it like to be a Financial Officer?

Financial Officers oversee and manage an organisation’s financial resources so that revenue and budget goals can be met and compliance requirements can be maintained.

Financial Officer

Tasks and duties

  • Providing guidance to the finance team and management about budgets, accounting and tax regulations, and financial policies.
  • Undertaking regular financial analysis in order to identify, address and resolve issues, disputes or variances.
  • Overseeing daily, monthly and yearly transactions, process invoices and track investments.
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Different types of organisations employ Financial Officers, such as large companies, government agencies, educational facilities and hospitals.

Financial Officers typically work in office environments and work regular Monday to Friday hours, although during certain times of the year (such as the end of the financial year), they may work overtime.

What can I earn as a Financial Officer?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Financial Officer is between $60k and $70k
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How to become a Financial Officer


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To gain employment as a Financial Officer, a diploma-level qualification in finance, commerce, economics, accounting or business is usually required at a minimum.

  1. Undertake formal qualifications, such as a Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217), a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business.
  2. Gain experience in the field, together with knowledge of specialist software programs such as QuickBooks, SAP, Tableau and Xero.
  3. With experience and the possibility of further study, Financial Officers can work up to becoming Finance Managers or Chief Financial Officers.

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Diploma of Accounting

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Bachelor of Accounting

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How do Financial Officers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 1 Financial Officers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.0
Job satisfaction
3.0
Career progression opportunities
2.0
Job security
3.0
Pay / Salary
3.0
Variety of work
4.0

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Finance Officer is a good role for graduates
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Finance Officer
The good things
Working as a Finance Officer is a great start for graduates in Accounting. This role enables a graduate to think critically in terms of accounting rules and regulations. A great start to practice acco...
The challenges
Finance Officer role entails repetitive tasks, therefore it might become boring after some time. Dealing with various lots of stakeholders can be challenging, therefore you need to understand their po...
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What are the job opportunities for Financial Officers?

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